Your refrigerator is one of those appliances that rarely gives any issues and is generally taken for granted. A good refrigerator can last up to a decade or more, which makes it tough to determine when you need to call a repairman or start looking at a new unit. There are some signs to look out for that will give you an indication it may be time to start shopping abound:
If your refrigerator is starting to sweat like a cold soda left out on a hot day, you may have a problem with it cooling adequately. If you notice this happening, check the rubber seal around the door to see if there are signs of mold which will indicate where the leak is. If you notice condensation inside the fridge, you may have a problem with the internal temperature control, which can cause your food to spoil prematurely.
It’s normal to feel some change in temperature if you touch the back of your refrigerator, but feeling an excessive amount of heat is a sign that something has gone wrong inside your refrigerator. If you feel large amounts of heat pouring off of your fridge, it’s a good idea to call a repair technician to inspect the coils on the back. If your refrigerator is old or showing other signs of wear, it may be time to start shopping for a replacement.
A quality refrigerator generally will last from 10 to 20 years before it’s too outdated and in need of constant repairs. The longer you have your fridge, the more expensive it becomes to repair it, so eventually the repairs will outweigh the cost of a replacement. If your refrigerator is over ten years old and in need of repairs often, start saving up and shopping around for a new unit.
If your refrigerator is on its way out or you’re just starting to shop around, Buddy’s has a wide range of refrigerators in stock ready to take home. Give us a call at 1-866-779-5058 today with any questions.