When your appliances break down, it can be frustrating; finding the right repair service will make it go by much more smoothly. The team at Ottawa Pro Appliance Repair are certified to fix all major appliances and brands, including GE appliances.
If any of your GE appliances need a repair in Ottawa, call Ottawa Pro Appliance Repair. We offer competitive pricing, and have years of experience to get your appliance back to their best- before you know it.
Repair or Replace?
When one of your appliances breaks down the first time, you’re probably going to call for a repair over buying a new unit. If the same appliance has broken down multiple times, it might be time to start thinking about purchasing a new one. But how do you know if you just need a repair, or it your appliance is done for? There are a couple of factors that you can consider.
The Money Situation: One thing to consider is the cost of the repair versus the cost of buying a new appliance. Buying an all new appliance can be very expensive, depending on the brand and the model, especially if you are not expecting it. On the other hand, while new appliances can be very pricey, if you are constantly having to call a repair service to fix your appliance, you might be spending more to get it fixed than you would buying a new one.
You also need to consider the cost of replacement parts. Just one common part likely won’t be too expensive; but if you need several parts, or a rare part, the price of the repair can easily skyrocket. Do some research before you make a decision. You can always get a quote from a repair service, like Quick Appliance Repair, so you have a rough idea of how much the repair will cost versus the price of a new appliance.
Life Span of Appliances: When you are trying to decide if you should repair or replace your appliances, consider how long you have had them. Appliances don’t last forever, and over time they are going to break down. While the life expectancy of appliance will vary from brand and model, the most common life span of appliances is as follows:
- Dishwasher – 9 years
- Washer – 10 years
- Dryer – 12 years
- Refrigerator – 13 years
- Freezer – 11 years
If you haven’t had your appliance very long, a repair is might be the better option as there is probably still hope for it. But, if you have had your appliances for over the expected life span, it might mean that your appliance needs to be replaced. Keep track of how long you have had all of your GE appliance for so that you know when you might need to purchase new ones.
Maintenance: You might not think of it, but just like vacuuming or dusting, you need to make sure that your appliances are regularly cleaned to ensure that they work efficiently. You trust your dishwasher to clean your dishes, but if the dishwasher is dirty your dishes aren’t going to get cleaned.
Try setting up a schedule so that you remember when you have to clean your different appliances. Some appliances, like your dishwasher or stove, need to be cleaned regularly; other appliances, like your fridge/freezer or washer and dryer probably can last longer between cleans. Also, remember to clean as you go. If you notice a spill in your fridge, crumbs in your oven, or mold in your dishwasher, fix it right away. Your appliances will be much easier to clean if you don’t leave messes to get worse.