When Should You Replace Your Refrigerator
Your refrigerator is one of the most important appliances in your kitchen. If it isn’t working like it used to, it may be time consider replacing it. Here are a few signs to look for to determine if your refrigerator has reached the end of its lifetime.
Listen closely to your refrigerator’s motor. If the motor always seems to be running, it could be a sign that it’s on it’s way out and needs to be replaced. When the motor runs constantly, it could be overheating and overworking. This could cause the motor to malfunction and break completely.
Pay attention to your refrigerator’s cooling system. If it doesn’t seem to be as cool as it was before, this could be a sign that the cooling function is failing. You will be able to easily tell by monitoring your refrigerated food. If your food is going bad quicker than normal, it’s a sign that the cooling function is no longer working properly.
If you’ve noticed a leak or pool of water by your refrigerator, this could be a sign that something major has broken. The appearance of water could indicate a broken tube channel, failing heater, or bad insulation. This may mean that your refrigerator needs to be replaced.
A sudden increase in energy bills could be an indictor that your refrigerator isn’t working properly. When your fridge has a bad motor or falling cooling system, it uses more energy to compensate. You will see this extra energy usage reflected in your electrical bill.
If it’s time to replace your refrigerator, it’s better to take action and purchase a new one before the old model fails. If you need assistance installing your new fridge, our team can help. Don’t hesitate to call us.