Energy Efficient Electrical Designs for New Homes

Energy Efficient Electrical Designs for New Homes

Refrigerator Operational Problems: Repair or Replacement

Kimberly Garrett

The refrigerator is designed to operate continuously unlike most of the other household appliances. Damages and performance problems will cause extensive inconvenience; therefore, it is important to resolve operational issues immediately. A quality refrigerator can function optimally for years but the important components will wear out eventually. The decision on whether you should engage appliance repair services or purchase a new fridge will mainly depend on these factors.


An average refrigerator has a lifespan of about ten or more years depending on the quality of the components and design. If the appliance is old, the potential cumulative cost for repairs will be high, as parts wear out sequentially, so you should consider replacement.

Newer fridges experience operational problems mainly due to damage to specific components; therefore, repairs are a cheaper and more effective solution. However, you should consider other factors because some high-end commercial-grade appliances have a very prolonged lifespan while low-end devices may not even last for ten years.

Overall Damage

The extent of the damage of the appliance should be a major consideration during repair because it will affect the total costs. Simple problems such as malfunctioning seals in the unit are fairly minor therefore the default decision should be repair. If you have an extended warranty plan or even a servicing plan for the fridge, you should check and make viable claims before making a decision to replace. Replacement of the appliance may be necessary if there are multiple components that are no longer operating optimally or the damage to a major part is highly significant. You should engage a technician to carry out an overall assessment and give you an estimate of the total amount for complete restoration.

Compare the estimated price of repair to the price of the appliance to determine whether it is economical to carry out the repair. Generally, think about replacing a fridge when the refurbishment cost is higher than half of the appliance buying price to minimise long-term financial consequences. On the other hand expensive and extensive repairs may be worth the cost if you have a high-end appliance since the life expectancy will allow you to recoup the cost.


The energy efficiency of a fridge is important because it is never switched off. When damage occurs to your inefficient model, you should take the opportunity to purchase a newer model. Typically, the long-term savings in terms of energy usage and lower electricity bills will be offset the high initial price of purchase.

For more information, contact a business such as Graeme Kent Electrical Appliance Geelong Service Pty Ltd.


2022© Energy Efficient Electrical Designs for New Homes
About Me
Energy Efficient Electrical Designs for New Homes

Hi, my name is Jules and welcome to my blog. From the first time I stuck a wire in a potato and got a light, I have been enthralled by electricity. As I got older, I even began wiring my own homes. Although I love to play with electricity, I certainly don't like to waste it. Because of that, I have creating a number of lighting designs to save energy. It can't just be about the wires. It has to also be about windows, position of the overhead and side lights, integration of solar panels and other elements. Please explore this blog and enjoy!