Repair or Replace: Your Refrigerator

When your refrigerator starts to malfunction, you need to act fast. A malfunctioning refrigerator can cause your food to thaw and spoil, making everything you keep in there go to waste. But don’t worry — a malfunctioning refrigerator may not need to be replaced. All Temp, located in Orlando, can help you determine whether you need to repair or replace your refrigerator. 

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Warning Signs

When you open your refrigerator and notice the food inside is warm, you have a pretty good idea that your refrigerator is malfunctioning. However, there are multiple signs that your refrigerator may be on its way out.

  • Overheating
  • Freezer unit freezing over
  • Liquid surrounding the refrigerator
  • Food spoilage
  • Extreme condensation
  • Excess noise

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Replace or Repair

When deciding whether your refrigerator can be repaired or needs to be replaced entirely, consider its age, type, and energy efficiency.

Refrigerator Age
On average, a refrigerator can last about 13 years. If your refrigerator is nearing this age, it may be time to consider completely replacing the unit. If your refrigerator is less than 13 years old, we recommend trying to repair it before replacing it.

Once your unit is fully functioning again, there are plenty of steps you can take to increase its lifespan. Keep the unit out of direct sunlight and away from heat-producing appliances, such as the oven or microwave. Be sure to keep on top of routine maintenance and regularly clean its coils, door seals, and drip can. 

Refrigerator Type
Depending on the type of refrigerator you have, it may cost more to repair. Built-in refrigerators are always worth repairing, while side-by-side refrigerators can be costly to repair. Consult an expert to get an estimate of repair costs.

Energy Efficiency
Your refrigerator could be the main reason your energy bills are higher. If your refrigerator was manufactured before 1992, it could be using an enormous amount of energy. Consider investing in an Energy Star-rated refrigerator, which will lower your electricity bill.

All Temp has been serving the Orlando area for over 20 years. We can help you decide if it’s better to repair or replace your refrigerator, guiding you towards a decision that is best for both your wallet and your life. To learn more about our Orlando refrigeration services, give us a call at (407) 857-7800 or contact us online.

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