Appliance repair can be quite costly, especially if you have major appliances that break down or require maintenance frequently. Based on homeowner reports, the average cost for appliance repair is $220, with most spending between $135 and $300.
Hourly rates for an appliance repair professional can fall between $130 and $260 per hour. Note that smaller repairs that take less than an hour may still cost the same price as a full hour of work. Whenever possible, try to group your appliance repairs together to save time and money.
Most appliance repair professionals charge hourly and will include a service fee for visiting your home. Be sure to ask how their fees are calculated and if things like parts, labour, and their service fee are included in this price.
When you’re in the beginning stages of hiring an appliance repair professional it’s important you know what questions to ask them before you commit to hiring them. Some common helpful questions include:
The difference between repairing gas and electric appliances all comes down to cost. Generally, gas operated appliances are more expensive to repair than electric. This is due to the fact that there is more risk involved in repairing gas powered appliances. While electric appliances ultimately cost more to power, fixing them is typically easier.
The easier it is to reach the appliance, the easier it will be to fix, which means it will cost less. Typically you will also pay less for repairs if the appliance wiring is straightforward and easily accessible.
Certain appliances have hard-to-find parts that can cost a small fortune to track down. Talk to your appliance repair professional about how easy parts for you appliance will be to find. You can also ask about using used appliance parts instead of brand new to save money. Most of the time used parts work just as good as new ones.