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When one of your electrical appliances breaks you are faced with the hard question- should you repair your electrical home appliances or replace them? Well there are a lot of factors that you need to consider before making a decision. 

Firstly, before jumping to conclusions that a household appliance is broken, make sure to check that the appliance is actually plugged in, the circuit breakers haven’t tripped and the vent or filters aren’t clogged. When an appliance isn’t working like it usually does it can lead you to panic, but sometimes it is a simple glitch. 

Then if none of these work and your electrical home appliances are actually broken, it’s time to decide whether to repair or replace. We use electrical appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers, microwaves and refrigerators on a daily basis so when one is out of action, it can be a massive inconvenience to our everyday lives and you want to find a solution quickly 

You can judge whether it is worth replacing or repairing by looking at the average lifespan of the appliance. The closer your electrical appliance is to its estimated past-due date then usually the better it will be to replace it rather than repair it. Also you should factor in how often you use your appliance. If you use it all the time, it may be more beneficial on your energy bills. So if you have an older appliance you might want to upgrade to a newer, more energy efficient model. 

You should also refer to your owners manual or records because your electrical appliance still might be under warranty. This means all of your repair costs will be covered. 

It can be quicker to have your appliances repaired by a professional, especially when you need them back up and running as soon as possible. Instead of waiting for a new electrical appliance to be delivered and installed, a team of engineers can provide you with quick response times that get your appliance working the same day. 

Another perk of contacting a professional electrical engineer means they can diagnose the issue, fix the machine and clear any fault codes. Even if you have no clue whether there is no return to working order for your appliance, getting professional advice will give you an immediate, clear answer. 

Repairing is now seen as the more economical and environmentally friendly option. Many repairs only need a small part that won’t cost you anywhere near the price of buying a brand new appliance, especially when you are charged for delivery and installation too. The right to repair regulations that came into place in 2021 means that professional repairers can gain access to spare parts and technical information, with manufacturers having a grace period of up to 2 years to make spare parts available. The aim of this is to increase producer responsibility whilst reducing energy usage and electrical waste. 

The best way to avoid prematurely repairing or replacing an electrical appliance is to keep up with their maintenance. If you look after them properly, they will last longer. 

If you do end up needing to replace your appliances however, check price comparison websites so you can find the best deals. With the cost of living rising, so has the price of appliances from retailers so you’ll want to find the most cost effective bargain. 

If you do think you can get your electrical appliances working again with a repair service, Ramki can help! We understand that your electrics will usually stop working just at the time you need to use them so we provide you with fast and efficient electrical repairs. This is ensured by our engineers always carrying the appropriate tools, components and spares to fix most common repairs. If you need our help with repairs, or just want some friendly advice on whether you think a repair or replacement is necessary, get in touch with us now.