Our home’s refrigerators are an integral appliance to our lives, as a healthy refrigerator ensures that our food remains healthy and fresh. We utilize this appliance every single day, and rely on it to constantly work. However, refrigerators do not last forever, and it’s important to recognize its limits. You may think that your fridge can last forever, but if you still have your daughter’s report card from kindergarten, and she just graduated college, it may be time to consider getting a new fridge. Outside of just thinking about how old the fridge is, as an average fridge lasts about 10 – 13 years, there are other signs to look out for that indicate it’s time to replace your fridge. Fortunately, you won’t have to break the bank in doing so. Grace Appliance Repair Services also offers an incredible selection of pre-owned and used appliances that are reconditioned to work just like new. This could save you the unnecessary money and time fridge shopping when it is time to get a new fridge.In this blog post, we’re going to explore some signs to look out for that signal it may be time to replace your fridge.

Energy Inefficiencies  

It may be time to get a new fridge if you find that this appliance is older and extremely energy inefficient. A fridge that is operating under inefficient energy standards can have an adverse effect on the cost of our energy bill. According to the Department of Energy, your fridge, alongside your washer and dryer, is one of the main users of energy in your home as it accounts for about 17% of home’s electricity usage. Energy efficient fridges are not only beneficial for your wallet, but immensely beneficial for the environment as well.

Food is Spoiling at A Faster Rate

Do you find that you buy veggies or yogurt, and within two days, they’re already gone bad though it is not past the expiration date? More importantly, is your beer not getting cold after sitting in the fridge for a few hours? If so, your fridge may be the culprit, not the food you are buying, and it may be time to get a new fridge. This appliance is extremely important to food safety and preservation. I mean, the appliance was historically created to allow homeowners and individuals to have food available for longer periods of time. The fact that your food is spoiling is not only a waste of money on food that you are buying, but it is also a waste of money on energy bills.

There’s A Lot of Ice Buildup in Your Freezer

If it looks like it snowed inside your freezer, as there is excessive frost buildup occurring, there may be something wrong that warrants getting a new fridge. Though your freezer is supposed to keep foods frozen, you shouldn’t have ice build up occurring on it, which could lead to freezer burn. If this is happening, unplug your freezer and let it defrost, and then see how it reacts. If it persists, then you should contact a professional at Grace Appliance Services, or shop at Grace Appliances to get a fully functioning and reconditioned used appliance.

Making Noises

Is your fridge making weird noises? If so, it’s probably not a ghost, but something wrong with your fridge’s motor or something else technical within the fridge. Your fridge shouldn’t be constantly noisey, as you really shouldn’t notice any noise coming from it while it’s running. Though you may have gotten used to the noise, it may be driving your family or guests crazy, and it is probably time to consider getting a new fridge. The noise can warrant a call to a technician, and fortunately Grace Appliances Repair Services can offer our expert services to check it out. We also offer used appliances for sale, so if it is time to get a new fridge, you won’t have to break the bank doing so.

If you’re unsure about the state of your fridge’s life, then it is best to contact a professional technician at Grace Appliance Repair Services. Our experienced technicians can identify your fridge’s problem, and decide whether or not it’s repairable. If not, don’t sweat it. We have a variety of used appliances for sale that can replace your old appliance at an affordable rate.

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