It seems like most appliances have problems more often and that the only way to fix them is to replace them. But appliances are built to last longer than their usual lifespan, and making repairs along the way instead of replacing expensive systems can save you a lot of money over the years. Here’s how a protection plan can help you make your appliances last longer.
Tune-ups become easier.
Appliances usually break down because of wear and tear and because of environmental debris. It’s when smaller problems like clogged filters and worn gaskets aren’t fixed that larger and larger problems build up. Instead of replacing a broken appliance, or even calling in a technician to make repairs once something breaks, you should have a regular maintenance routine. Most appliances don’t need expensive attention. They just need their ventilation cleaned, the moving parts inspected, and the water lines cleared of debris.
Plans give technicians a vested interest in protecting your appliances.
A contractor you bring in for a one-time repair job will get the job done, but they don’t necessarily have a vested interest in building a good relationship with you or preventing future problems. But when you have an appliance protection plan from a single source, your long-term trust becomes much more valuable. Instead of just making repairs within the narrow scope of your request, they’ll make helpful suggestions and check over other common problems areas while they’re onsite.
There are fewer steps to solving the problem.
When those small problems crop up, they’re easy to ignore. A bit of extra rumbling in your dishwasher or heat cycles that start a little bit faster are hard to pick up on, and they seem like they aren’t much of a problem. This is especially true when you compare it to having to find a new contractor, schedule an appointment, and take time off of work. But when you can turn to one source for any of your appliance and HVAC problems, it’s easier to just make a call.