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Is It Better To Replace or Repair Your Appliance?

When deciding whether to replace or repair an appliance, several factors should be considered.

One factor to consider is the cost of the repair compared to the cost of a new appliance. If the repair cost is more than 50% of the price of a new appliance and the appliance is already more than 50% through its expected lifespan, it is generally recommended to replace the appliance rather than repair it[1].

Another factor to consider is the frequency of breakdowns and repairs. If the appliance has a history of frequent breakdowns and repairs, it may be a sign that it is reaching the end of its lifespan and replacing it might be a better option in the long run[2].

It is also important to consider the energy efficiency of the appliance. Newer models of appliances are typically more energy-efficient, which can result in cost savings on utility bills. If an older appliance is not energy-efficient and requires frequent repairs, replacing it with a more efficient model could be a more economical choice[3].

Additionally, factors like the availability of replacement parts and the environmental impact of disposing of the old appliance should be taken into account when making this decision.

Ultimately, the decision to replace or repair an appliance depends on the specific situation and factors mentioned above. It is recommended to consult with a professional or consider getting multiple opinions before making a decision.That is where we come in. Our experienced technicians are here to help you make the most efficient decision. Contact us today for any questions or service calls. Emerald Coast Appliance Repair is here to serve our local Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. (Pensacola, Perdido Key/Perdido, Navarre, Gulf Breeze, Pensacola Beach, Milton, Pace, Cantonment). Wherever you are reading from, send us a note on the contact us page or give us a call.


  1. Consumer Reports: Should You Repair or Replace Your Broken Appliance?

  2. Bob Vila: 9 Times You Should Replace Rather Than Repair Home Appliances

  3. Appliances: When to Repair and When to Replace

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