5 Warning Signs that it is time to get a new refrigerator.
Are you thinking of replacing your old refrigerator with a new one? It can be difficult to know when you should replace your old one if it hasn’t entirely died. Here are five symptoms that it’s time to replace your refrigerator.
Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Refrigerator
Unpredictable temperatures. Is your food deteriorating or freezing all of a sudden? If the temperature settings you used to trust are no longer producing consistent results, your refrigerator is just not up to the task, and you should consider replacing it. This is a problem in the North Okanagan as many refrigerators have to work twice as hard in the hot summer months.
Condensation is produced. It’s a warning that something is awry if you find sweat beads or puddles inside or outside your refrigerator. It could be a problem with the door seals, or it could be something more catastrophic. You need to deal with this sooner rather than later as it can end up costing you more than just the price of a new fridge. Puddles can warp flooring or even worse, over time, they can cause floor rot.
It’s getting too hot. While it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to reach the back of your fridge, check for excessive temperatures there on a regular basis. Overheating frequently indicates a problem with the insulation surrounding the coils, which can be hazardous and cause a fire. Many times you will see heat marks on the wall or even above your fridge if it is in an enclosure.
Energy bills that are significantly greater than usual. Depending on how old your fridge is, it may be an inefficient model that consumes too much power. Examine your model for an Energy Star label. If you don’t see one, you might want to upgrade to one that does. Energy Star certified units that consume more energy than they should, are usually on their last days and need to be replaced.
Your side-by-side isn’t performing as well as it once did. Because this type of refrigerator is the most expensive to replace, if yours is more than five years old and isn’t working properly, you might want to replace it with a bottom-freezer model. Not that side-by-side units are not good, it is just that they are costly to replace.
Is it time to replace your refrigerator? To get rid of your old one, this is easily done with one phone call to Dump Runz or just book online to have us remove your old refrigerator before it completely fails.
Did you know that when it’s time to get rid of your old fridge, you shouldn’t just throw it out with the rest of your garbage? While some appliance retailers will remove your old fridge for free when you order a new one, you may find yourself in the position of having to dispose of it yourself. Contact Dump Runz today and one of our experienced team can remove your old refridgerator to make room for your new one.