Signs That Your Appliances Needs Your Attention
We buy our appliances with the hope that they work perfectly forever. Unconsciously we start neglecting them and with time they start sending us signals that something is wrong and they need our help. These signals should always be taken seriously and maintenance or repair should be conducted immediately when the problems are noticed. What then are some of these signs that show that our appliances need our attention.
Your appliance won’t turn on: This is of course the most flagrant sign that your appliance needs repair. The reasons for this happening are various and the repair of the appliance should be handled by experts. You might sometimes be tempted to look into it yourself but it is better to abstain from doing that. What you can do is to check that your appliance is not unplugged or that your circuit breaker did not trip before calling technicians.
Expensive utility Bills: If you notice an unusual rise in your bills it is a sign that some of your appliances may have a hard time functioning. A good example of an appliance that might cause your bills to surge is an air conditioner. Modern air conditioners do not usually require a lot of energy to function but when they face problems such as a dirty air conditioner coil, the conditioner starts struggling. This results in the air conditioner consuming a lot of energy to function properly.
Your Appliance makes loud noises: This is very common in appliances such as the refrigerator or washing machine. Appliances usually are built to function silently and if they don’t it means that something is wrong . When you notice any noise coming from your appliances contact an expert to have a look at it.
Your appliance is dripping: This might happen with your air conditioner, freezer or refrigerator. The consequence of water leaking out from an appliance can be worse than you think. It might lead to bigger issues if not handled right away. Do not ignore leaking appliances.
There are more specific signs related to a particular appliance. What you must keep in mind is that if an appliance behaves differently as compared to when you bought it, it has a problem. This no matter how slight the change might be.
What to do when you have a faulty appliance?
When an appliance breaks down, the question most people ask themselves is whether they need to repair or replace their appliance. Repairing or replacing an appliance is going to depend on different factors.
Warranty: If your appliance breaks a short time after you bought it, there may be a chance that it is still under warranty. So in this case, look for your warranty and call a technician who is going to fix your appliance for free.
The age of your appliance and the cost of repair: In certain situations before deciding to repair or replace your appliance take into consideration the 50% rule. This rule states that if your appliance has gone half its lifespan and the cost of repairing is 50% the cost of a new appliance, then replacing it is the best option.
If you still doubt what to do, contact us. Next Door Appliance Repair has experts who are dedicated to solving any issue you may have. Do not hesitate.