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Appliance RepairingSo here is the million dollar question, when your appliances start acting up, do you replace them or fix them? Is it worth spending the money and the time to get an appliance repaired or should you scrap it and buy new? Appliance repair technicians will generally answer you honestly and will be able to tell you whether you are wasting your time with an appliance. It has been estimated that the cost of repairing an appliance is generally 20 to 30 percent of the cost to buy a new one. It is important to realise that common household appliances do have a life range expectancy. A good life expectancy of a dishwasher is 9 years, a fridge is 13 years, a freezer 11 years, a washing machine 10 years and a dryer 13 years. Now taking this into consideration, you might have a better idea of whether you want to invest on the appliance. As previously mentioned, calling a repair technician will also give you an idea of whether you want to push forwards. It is important to recognize if the appliance is actually broken, sometimes troubleshooting the appliance will solve the problem. Another crucial aspect to determine is whether or not the appliance is still under warranty. Now you must look into your history, has this appliance given you trouble in the past or has it worked flawlessly? You might also want to verify the price of similar appliances. Make sure that you consider hidden costs such as installation, disposal, removal and taxes. You might also want to consider whether you will save energy and money, such as with tax credits, with a new appliance because the savings could ultimately change the calculation. The reality is that there is no need to dispose of an appliance simply because of a loosened spring. The fact is that products are not breaking faster and that the reason it seems as though things break faster than they should is that they are memorable. By repairing a product you are not only helping the environment but you are also saving money and creating employment. Repairs cost less and people are more satisfied with repairs than buying new. No matter your decision, a golden rule is that you ought not spend more than 50 percent of the cost of a new appliance to repair an old one. That said, repairing an appliance will generally only cost you 20 to 30 percent of the cost of a new appliance and with qualified technicians and warranties, you could keep your appliance to its true life expectancy. Don’t spend more when you don’t need to, do the research and ask the right questions