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When Do I Need A New Fridge?

When you buy an appliance, you’re usually given a ballpark number for how long it will last in your home. However, it’s easy to lose track of time and assume that the issue with your fridge is just a little quirk. Sorry to tell you, but sometimes those quirks are signs of a dying appliance. If your fridge has any of the following problems, it’s time to head over to the appliance store and pick up a new icebox.

  1. There’s excessive condensation. If the inside of your fridge looks like it’s sweating more than a post-marathon runner, it’s probably not cooling right. Check your rubber sealing for water droplets or mildew spots, and fix it if it’s not in too bad of shape. If there’s condensation on the inside of your fridge, your temperature setting is probably not working correctly.
  2. Your freezer looks like Antarctica. A common sign of needing a new fridge is your freezer beginning to resemble a frozen tundra. Yes, you want it to keep your food frozen, but you shouldn’t need an ice pick just to get a bag of frozen veggies. You can try defrosting your freezer, but if the problem persists, it may be time for a new fridge.
  3. Your fridge is more than 10 years old. On average, a fridge can have a lifespan anywhere from 10 to 20 years long. However, after 10 years, repairs made to your fridge may end up costing you more in the long run. If you’re constantly having to call the repairman, you’re better off buying an entirely new fridge than continuously spending more money to fix your current one.
  4. Your food is spoiling too quickly. Are you noticing that food that normally should last a week is spoiling after just a couple of days? If your fridge is unable to maintain a steady temperature, it ends up using a crazy amount of energy. At that point, you’re unnecessarily spending more money on energy bills and food, so you should simply get a new fridge.

Are you unsure if you need a need fridge altogether or can just have your current one repaired? Call Speedy Sub Zero Repairs for help. We can inspect your fridge and other household appliances to determine what the best course of action is. If the problem can be repaired, we’ve got you covered, since we stock 99% of parts in our “warehouse on wheels.”

For more information about refrigerator and appliance repairs on Long Island, call us at 866-782-9376.

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