Houston, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/24/2014 -- According to industry statistics, the average life expectancy for most major appliances such as refrigerators, washers, dryers and freezers is 13 years, with freezers typically lasting longer and microwave ovens and compact refrigerators on the short end of the spectrum. In previous years, consumers would choose to simply dispose of their appliances when they broke down, instead of having them repaired. However, according to Michael Frost, spokesperson for Lone Star Appliance Repair (www.lonestarappliancerepair.net), with the recent recession, an increasing number of residents are opting for repair instead of buying new.
Says Frost, "New appliances can cost thousands of dollars, depending on the brands, features and store. However, appliance repair Houston can be a fraction of that. I've replaced the heating element in dryers over and over again in the same dryer. Now many people say wouldn't it be better to just replace that dryer? But, when you think about how many $30 elements it would take to justify a new dryer? Well, it simply makes more sense to keep repairing the old dryer versus buying a new one, especially in today's fragile economy."
Frost advises consumers to pay attention to how well the appliance has served them in the past. "So many people have problems with new appliances once they get them home. If you have a refrigerator that's given you relatively few problems over the years, the best advice is to get it fixed."
However, Frost advises against trying appliance repair Sugar Land repair alone. "Know that you’re not going to want to try and repair your fridge all by yourself if you’re not sure of what you’re doing. If you try fixing it up on your own, then you could end up breaking it more or even hurting yourself when you do so."
The problem Frost finds most consumers face is impatience. "They attack the problem on their own because they\'re anxious to have the problem fixed immediately and they can't get a repair service out there immediately or they're just trying to save a few bucks. With that in mind, our company has launched a 'fast and affordable' model aimed the Houston area. We are local company and we're determined to make our services truly fast and affordable for the average citizen. Our team is ready to service everyone quickly and repair appliances of all makes and models."
About Lone Star Appliance Repair
Lone Star Appliance Repair offers fast and affordable appliance repairs to Houston, Katy. Sugar Land, Spring, Cypress, and Pearland, TX, repairing all makes and models of refrigerators, washers, dryers, dishwashers, sub zero refrigerators, and freezers. Their technicians are a veteran crew with over 10 years experience on average, featuring a courteous and professional team.