Repairs on older home appliances can be frequent and expensive. Our Repair or Replace Guide can help you decide what to do about that broken refrigerator, washing machine or other household appliance.
As the systems in your home age, the energy efficiency and reliability of the equipment will begin to decline, while operating and repair costs rise. You will eventually be confronted with a choice, to either repair the equipment or replace the system with a more energy-efficient system. The decision can be challenging from a financial perspective, where costs can range from hundreds of dollars for a repair upwards to thousands for a new appliance. Below are some general tips to consider when facing the decision to replace or repair your equipment.