Is There a Better Alternative to Replacing a Sub-Zero Fridge
Many homeowners decide to replace their sub-zero refrigerator when things start to go wrong. There is, however, a better solution; you may like to consider having your refrigerator repaired. This is likely to be a more cost-effective solution.
This article will look at whether a repair can be a better alternative than replacing with a new sub-zero refrigerator.
Should I repair or replace my Sub-Zero Refrigerator?
Sub-zero refrigerators should last for many years. However, you may find that your sub-zero fridge has started to break down or begin to suffer from minor faults, which can be annoying as a homeowner.
If you’re trying to decide whether to have your sub-zero refrigerator repaired or whether it’s best to buy a new one, there are things to consider. Ultimately, your decision will come down to the cause of the problem, your budget, and perhaps your family’s needs.
Here are some things to think about before making your decision.
The Age of Your Sub-Zero Refrigerator
Sub-zero refrigerators are designed to last up to twenty years. Various factors, such as the user level, temperature control, maintenance, service, and repair, can impact its life expectancy.
Consider the Problem
Sub-zero refrigerators often suffer from issues such as insufficient cooling, which can be the result of an evaporator or condenser motor failure and a problem with the start relay. A second problem can be leaking water, resulting from the cracked water filter housing, a leak from the water tank assembly, and the water inlet valve. If the vacuum condenser light is on, this is a sign your fridge may be working too hard to stay cold. The condenser coils may be dirty, or there can be a hole in the evaporator coil.
Consider the Cost
So with the question being to replace or buy new, because of the high cost to buy a new sub-zero fridge, many of these issues are not major and can be easily fixed by a professional and reputable sub-zero repair company.
Let’s give you a quick rundown on the approximate costs to buy new.
- Undercounter refrigerators with drawer and freezer from $4,000
- Column refrigerators from $6,000
- Column freezers from $6,900
- Bottom freezers from $8,500
- Side by side refrigerators from $8,500
- French door style refrigerators from $9,000
Now that we have shown you the extremely high cost to buy new, we recommend contacting a refrigerator service and repair company specializing in sub-zero refrigerators. One that is experienced and knowledgeable and will be able to accurately assess the situation and let you know if repair is the better alternative to replacing with a new sub-zero fridge. You can then decide which is the best option for you. But remember, sub-zero’s are designed to last up to 20 years.
Note: If you still have a guarantee or warranty from the manufacturer, you may even be able to claim the repair costs back.
HR Appliance: Sub-Zero Refrigerator Repair in Florida
If your sub-zero refrigerator is no longer working as efficiently as it used to, contact HR Appliance.
Whether you’re having problems with ice build-up or ice maker not working, insufficient cooling, a leak, or the vacuum condenser light is not going off, call HR Appliance today for an estimate. We also offer 24-hour emergency service. We know all to well what an inconvenience these issues can cause.
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