Bronxville Appliance Repair Doctor Answers Commonly Asked Question: To Repair or Replace

Bronxville Appliance Repair Doctor Answers Commonly Asked Question: To Repair or Replace

Homeowners want to know when it is advisable to replace an old appliance and when it is economical to have it repaired

Bronxville, NY – A Bronxville appliance repair expert addresses one of the most commonly asked questions regarding older home appliances: to repair or replace. Many homeowners will choose to buy a new one due to several reasons; money, performance and difficulty in finding a reputable service provider.

“Some factors to consider when making the repair or replace decision are its age, usage, brand and price range,” explained the Bronx Appliance Doctor.  “As a rule, any well-liked appliance that has been dependable should be repaired.  Most appliances are designed to last five to ten years; however, cheaper models may break down sooner or become obsolete as more improved models are created.”

The Manhattan appliance repair expert also shared some good information about the expected life span of home appliances. Large appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers, air conditioners, dryers and refrigerators are designed to last 7-10 years. A life span of 5-7 years is reasonable for these appliances if heavily used by large families.  

Some appliances can last for more than 20 years when properly maintained. “There are several factors which can be attributed to this,” says The Appliance Doctor.  ( “A high-end appliance can out-perform and out-last a traditional model.  Another is the usage. For example, when it comes to the refrigerator, frequent opening and closing of the doors can limit its lifespan.  Users should read the service manual for tips to maximize performance and prolong the lifespan.”  

Of course money is an important factor in deciding to repair or replace a broken appliance.  If the cost of repair is more than half the cost of replacement, or if the appliance is old and outdated, then it is most likely a good idea to buy a new one.  However, a high-end appliance that is designed to last longer should be repaired.  Manufactures often offer great specials when new appliances come in.

On the other hand, appliances that are five years old or less should be repaired.  It is a good idea to call a local service technician who is highly recommended in the community.  Seeking advice from a professional appliance repair service can help one determine whether a particular device is worth the repair or replacement.

About the Appliance Doctor (
The Appliance Doctor has worked since 1980, and currently makes use of 13 thoroughly equipped vehicles and a modern dispatch program to easily determine and service any broken home appliance on their initial appointment. Skilled appliance repair specialists are licensed and manufacturer trained to deal with all major brands of laundry and kitchen appliances.


Anthony Attanasio
Appliance Doctor
Local Bronxville: 914-327-2053
Phone:  1-800-339-0353
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