When to repair or get a new refrigerator

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When to repair or get a new refrigerator


“Is my fridge worth repairing or should I just get a new one?”

This is the most common question we ask ourselves when it comes to what many home experts and business owners see as the most important appliance in the kitchen.

This is especially essential during the summer in Sydney when it gets quite hot.

It’s tempting to go out and simply buy a new fridge when your old one is acting up. But is it the best option?

Below are some guidelines to help you decide what may be the best way to settle the repair/replacement question in your own home or business.

Though this isn’t definitive, it at least provides you with a basic template on what you should pay attention to.

Being honest and really calculating the importance of the fridge system should help make a more valued decision about whether you should replace it or have it repaired.

The first thing to do is assess the value of the current system.

If the fridge is already many years old and is quite outdated, then this is not as valuable as a newer system and should be replaced. Although for some businesses and homes, it may still prove useful.

Keep reading for a more thorough breakdown.

1) Condenser

When it comes to the condenser and overall cooling system of your fridge or freezer, it is quite important to figure out what specifically might be the problem.

If it is something as simple as cleaning dirty condenser coils, then there is no need to buy a new refrigeration equipment.

If there happens to be an issue with the condenser fan or a major clog in the cooling system, the repairs associated with these problems can cost a couple of hundred dollars. That might be a clincher for a replacement.

2) Seals

If you feel cold air around your fridge when the doors are closed, it might seem like there is a serious problem. After all, that cold air should stay in the fridge.

In this case, you are looking at a relatively easy and not-too-expensive issue. You might simply need to change the door seal or adjust the fridge door.

If you notice water accumulating under or inside your fridge, it doesn’t have to be as serious as you think (unless the water is rushing out).

Having a dependable repair company like JD Refrigeration on call makes such repairs a lot easier as the technician knows how to fix it efficiently.

3) Heat

Perhaps the biggest reason for replacement is dealing with an excess of some kind.

For example, excess heat near sensitive components is always a big problem. Make it a habit to check for high temperature behind and below your fridge.

Also, if you watch your energy consumption closely, you should notice that your freezer or refrigerator is costing you a lot of money.

A fridge that is inefficient is actually taking a huge part of your budget in energy consumption – and replacing it makes sense, especially if it is an older model.

These are simple things that you yourself can check. But don’t take the risk with something as important as your refrigeration system.

If your system goes unchecked, it could end up being far more costly and potentially damaging for your business.

Give us a call at 0404 840 296 if you would like a personal refrigeration check-up or more information about getting a new fridge.

We are the fridge experts and whether it is commercial or residential, we are here to help.