Did you know that some of your most-used appliances are also the ones with the shortest lifespan?
Trash compactors, dishwashers, and microwaves have the shortest lifespans, on average. These appliances should last about nine years with regular use.
Gas ranges are supposed to last about 15 years, whereas dryers and refrigerators will last about 12 years with regular use. A lot of this is longevity with your appliances is based on regular upkeep.
With the right maintenance, an air conditioner can last 20 years, whereas forgetting to change the filter one too many times can shorten the lifespan of your AC.
The good news is that appliance removal Dayton will be there to take all types of household appliances when the time comes for replacement.
Are Your Appliances Ready for Replacement?
When your appliances get older, they typically become less efficient. What’s more, as the years pass appliances are becoming more efficient anyway, so you might reap more energy efficiency by upgrading.
Appliance removal Dayton is truly full-service junk removal, which means that the experienced and insured employees at Junk King will do all of the heavy lifting and transport the following appliances from your home:
- •Air conditioners
- •Large freezers
- •Washing machines
- Water heaters
- Space heaters
- And much more!
Let’s take a quick look at what can go wrong with some of the most common household appliances and why it is so crucial that these appliances are recycled through Junk King.
Many appliances like refrigerators and air conditioners actually have dozens of components that can go bad. The electrical system on your fridge or its compressor could give out one day.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that around nine million refrigerators and freezers are thrown away every year in the United States. Because refrigerators contain ‘bad’ chemicals like CFCs, HFCs, and PCBs and heavy metals like mercury, you want to make sure that all the parts get recycled.
Judy and I at Junk King are part of North America’s ‘greenest’ junk removal company and will do our best to recycle, reuse, or repurpose wherever possible. Junk King Dayton has been working in conjunction with the EPA and its Responsible Appliance Disposal since the programs inception in 2006.
There are a few tell-tale signs that your air conditioner needs replacing that you shouldn’t ignore. Funky smells, a buildup of moisture around the unit, and higher-than-unusual energy bills might be a sign that your unit is defective and needs an upgrade.
A buildup of moisture around your air conditioner – do you notice any buildup of water or puddles around the unit? – could mean that you are dealing with a refrigerant leak. This can be a health issue if you let the problem get out of control.
A grinding sound or funky smells could be another sign that your air conditioner needs replacing. Junk King can handle even the heaviest appliance removal Dayton thanks to special equipment like dollies and moving straps…and the ‘big red’ Junk King trucks!
You’ll most likely save a lot of green by going with North America’s ‘greenest’ junk removal service, but you also might save on your utility bills. The Department of Energy says that a more efficient air conditioner could lead to up to a 40% reduction in cooling expenses.
To get the best results on your new AC unit look for a score of 15 or higher in terms of a SEER – Seasonal Energy Efficient Rating – on your new unit. Remember to make sure your new unit fits the square footage of the living space you want cooled, too.
Some say that a good rule of thumb for knowing when to replace your washing machine is simply to look at your phone! That’s because washing machines older than your current smartphone might be far less efficient than new models.
Other clues that your current washing machine could use an upgrade include:
- •Drum spinning inefficiently
- •Noisier than it used to be
- •Water doesn’t drain fully
- •Too small for changing needs
A lot of loud, clunking noises during regular operation of your washing machine could indicate the motor or drum are malfunctioning. Sometimes this indicates the problem with your washing machine is too far gone and your need appliance removal Dayton.
Leftover water after the spin cycle or a washer that is doing a poor job of washing your clothes could mean that you need to call Junk King for appliance removal. Junk King Dayton takes both washers and dryers.
Washers and dryers often come as a single ‘package’, and you might find yourself ordering replacements every 12 years or so. When the time comes for appliance removal Dayton contact Junk King at 1-888-888-5865 (JUNK) or book online to save $20 on orders of more than $99.
While a washing machine can simply be a pain when it fails, a dying microwave can actually pose a health risk. Smoke, sparks, or a door that doesn’t close properly could be signs that your microwave is dying and needs replacing ASAP.
(If your microwave door is warped or isn’t closing properly, that can actually constitute a fire risk. Especially if the microwave is out of warranty, consider calling 1-888-888-5865 (JUNK) for appliance removal Dayton for defective microwaves and other appliances.)
Microwaves should last about seven years with regular use and around five years with heavier use. If your microwave is making unusual noises during operation or isn’t cooking your food properly, then it might be time to upgrade.
The home appliance experts say that the same rule applies with microwaves as we say before with washing machines: consider replacing it if more than ten years since purchase have gone by.
Microwaves and air conditioners can develop more mundane problems with the onboard electronics, which nonetheless might call for replacement appliances. Your appliances will typically need upgrading anyway after ten years.
Appliance removal Dayton will be there to help when the time comes. Contact Junk King Dayton at 1-888-888-5865 (JUNK), text a photo to 1-737-888-5865, or book online to save $20 on orders of more than $99.