Appliances help you maintain cleanliness in your daily life; they allow you to conveniently store and prepare food; they add monetary value to your home while enhancing their appeal; they are vital to modern living yet easy to take for granted. Purchase and maintenance costs for home appliances such as your refrigerator, microwave, stove, dishwasher, and washer and dryer are part of being a homeowner or even a renter. The following information will assist you when considering purchasing or repairing those machines you already own in Bucks County.
What Do New Appliances Cost?
If buying brand new, factors such as name brand and size can significantly influence the price. However, here are some average amounts that you can expect to spend for some common new machines:
- Refrigerator: $900-$8000
- Dishwasher: $400-$700
- Washer: $700-$1000
- Dryer: $400 – $1000
- Range/Oven (Stove): $650-$2000
- Microwave: $100-$500
What Are Average Repair Costs?
Appliances can last for many years, so if there are malfunctions, it is often financially practical to repair them instead of replacing them. Here is a list of six of the most common problems with major home appliances and the average repair cost:
- Refrigerator: broken ice maker, $300
- Dishwasher: drain pump, $100-$300
- Washer: lid switch, $140
- Dryer: coils, $170
- Oven: igniter (replacement or cleaning), $110-$200
- Touchpad: $10-$50
Some repairs can be cost inefficient, as is often the case with a microwave and other small machines. Keep in mind that if repair costs are major (such as equaling one-half or more of the cost to purchase a new one), consider simply replacing the item.
Appliances are used countless times every day, but you may not realize this dependency until one is not working. If this happens, there’s no need to panic. Just remember the many options you have for both repair and replacement, and make the choice that suits your wallet.
The Cost of Home Appliances
Appliance Doctor, Incorporated is a Pennsylvania Corporation offering expert repair services to the Delaware Valley’s residents and businesses. We started in 1964 as a one-man business servicing only washers and dryers. Today, we service more than 110 different brands of refrigeration and appliance equipment across 49 different product types. Our technicians are expected to know so much information! In the 1960’s, our service area was limited to Philadelphia. Today, our service area includes all towns in Philadelphia, Bucks County, Montgomery County, Delaware County, and Chester County.