A refrigerator is one of those appliances in your house that seems to last forever. Depending on the brand, it can last decades. You can bring it from home to home because they are usually tough and they can stand the test of time. So, how do you know when it is time to let go? Below are factors that you can consider to figure out if your fridge needs replacement.
1. Your refrigerator is old and outdated.
The life of a fridge is usually 10 to 20 years. If it reaches past that age, you can say that you already got a bang for your buck. Do not wait for it to break down. Take the initiative of replacing it. Older models are more challenging to repair. The spare parts may be difficult to look for. The professionals who have the expertise to fix them may be hard to locate. Remember that it is okay to let go of things even if they are not broken if it can save you the trouble and the money in the long run.
2. Your fridge is not energy efficient.
You may think that you are saving money by holding onto your old fridge and avoiding to splurge for a new one, but think again! Many newer models have outstanding reviews when it comes to energy efficiency. Over time, you will be able to get back the money you spent on your new fridge through the savings you get from your electricity bill. Take a look at the energy efficiency ratio of your fridge right now and compare it with the new models in stores. When the difference is substantial, consider buying a new one already. Do yourself and the environment a favor!
3. It needs constant repairs.
Some people stick to their old things for the mere reason that they are still working and just need a little repair here and there. Without noticing, these people might be calling the pros every once and a while. Repair costs, although cheaper at times, can accumulate to larger expenditure – especially when you are consistently calling for help. It might be the time to replace your fridge if you find yourself reaching for the phone and dialing away to call the experts over and over. Letting go of the old fridge can save you the headache, so just do it!
If you ever decide to let go of your fridge, we at Junk King are happy to help you dispose of it. The fridge is a large piece of equipment, and frankly, difficult to get rid of. Do not let it rust in the dark corners of your garage, accumulating dust and spider webs. Have a professional haul your old fridge out of your house and keep your home free of junk! While you’re at it, we haul all kinds of things – from furniture to yard waste! You name it; we haul it! Call 1-888-888-JUNK or text us at 1-737-888-5865!