[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”36849″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]If you’re noticing a few issues with your refrigerator, you may not know right away if you need a new unit or you just need to get it repaired. Try to look for the following signs and consider whether you should get a new refrigerator or not.
You can hear the motor
Refrigerators are not quiet, but it can be alarming if you can hear the motor running all the time. The motor usually shuts off for a short period of time every now and then. Unless your refrigerator door is opened and closed a lot, the motor does not have to be constantly running to regulate and re-regulate its temperatures.
It’s unusually hot to touch
It’s normal to feel a little heat come from the back of your refrigerator. That is where your condenser coils usually are. The heat means it’s doing its job. However, the coils are also meant to be insulated, meaning that excessive heat is unusual. Have it checked by a professional. You might just need to replace the coils, or you might need a new refrigerator altogether.
There’s condensation or frost
Your refrigerator shouldn’t be sweating. It also shouldn’t look like it has an iceberg inside of the freezer either. All refrigerators should have the right balance between hot and chilly. There shouldn’t be little droplets of water all over the exterior.
This could be a minor problem that calls for a replacement of the rubber sealing around your refrigerator doors. If you replace the rubber sealing and you still experience condensation or frost in the freezer, consult with a professional.
It’s not working as it should
If your food or drinks take longer than usual to chill or you find that your food is spoiling faster than it should, then we definitely have a problem. Your refrigerator is likely using more energy than usual and in turn would give you high electricity bills. It’s better to invest a lot of money in a new refrigerator then waste a lot of money on spoiled food, expensive bills, or frequent repairs.
It’s old. Period.
Is your refrigerator 10 years or older? You would likely save more money on electricity bills and repairs if you would decide to upgrade. Newer models are getting more and more efficient these days. Learn to let it go!
If it’s still difficult for you to let go of your refrigerator, you can have it checked or repaired There are service centers such as EMCOR that could help you make your unit work just like brand new again. Or if you have decided to look for a new refrigerator, the staff at your local EMCOR store would be more than willing to help![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]