In Britain, we spend a lot of money on different appliances to make our lives a little bit easier.

In 2017, households across the UK spent approximately £9 billion on household appliances. From washing machines to kettles, we rely on these items almost every day, so when something goes wrong, it’s important to know there’s someone who can help.

An appliance engineer is a professional who can install or repair a range of different household appliances. They can assist in everything from installing a new cooker or washing machine into a customer’s kitchen to repairing things like fridges and televisions.

Should I repair an appliance or just replace it?

A broken appliance is usually a big problem and a lot of people will choose to replace it as the easiest solution. However, this is an expensive solution, especially when an appliance engineer could get it back in working condition in just a short time.

Age is the main factor when deciding whether to repair or replace an appliance. Appliances all come with an average lifespan and once they have gone past this point, they are more likely to experience issues or break down completely. When this happens, a replacement is the sensible financial decision. This obviously doesn’t apply to antique appliances, which may be much more expensive to replace than they are to repair.

Ultimately, the decision will come down to money. Most appliance engineers will recommend that if repair costs come to more than half the price of a replacement appliance, then it is simply not worth trying to rectify the issue. Of course, if the appliance is still within warranty, then it is always worth trying to have it fixed by the manufacturer for free before considering a replacement purchase.

For any household appliance, prevention is always better than the cure. Make sure to always read the operational manual upon purchase and to follow the guidelines for proper usage and maintenance to ensure longevity.

How Hoppy can help?

If you have an appliance in need of repair, then we can help you find a tradesman who can help. Simply enter your postcode and we will bring you top recommendations for a variety of tradesman services in your local area, from gas engineers to painters and everything in between.

We work in partnership with Plentific, so you can rest easy knowing that all services advertised on our site are from Verified Plentific Pros. This means they have been put through a rigorous screening process to ensure that they meet our highest of standards. You can also enjoy an easy customer experience, with hourly rates clearly displayed and the ability to book an appointment in just a few clicks. If you need help with a more complicated or niche project, you can simply post your job to receive custom quotes.

All bookings made through the Hoppy site are covered by the Plentific Guarantee, meaning your money is safe with secure online payments, which are held until the job is finished. If, for whatever reason, your Verified Plentific Pro is unable to complete the work, then we will arrange for another pro to step in. It’s completely fuss-free.

So, stop worrying about that broken appliance. Quickly and easily browse expert tradesmen in your area and make your home a Hoppy one today.

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