(EMAILWIRE.COM, May 27, 2012 ) Wesley Chapel, FL Appliance Repair Safety Harbor Specialists have served area residents as the premier Appliance service provider since 1997. Owner, Lance Kimball is often asked why new appliances come with shorter warranties. If they are made to perform better and last longer why would their warranty expire so much sooner?
The Appliance Repair Specialists (http://www.appliancerepairspecialists.net/) address this issue often. appliance manufacturers compete by advertising new energy efficient features and upgrades; however, they are not thrilled with a trend that began in 2005. Manufacturers warranties began to shrink on major home appliances including refrigerators, ranges and washing machines.
Manufacturers including Frigidaire, General Electric, Maytag and Whirlpool shortened their warranties on many major appliances from 2-3 years to only one year. Extended appliance warranties were also adjusted.
Some appliance manufacturers insist that these changes benefit the consumer by making warranties simpler. Simplified terms and improved product quality and after-sales care are some of the benefits they claim. Lance Kimball agrees with consumers who are confused by this claim and realize the bottom linethey are getting less coverage for a higher price!
Here are some tips Lance shares with his customers to get more (or lose less) from shrinking appliance warranties:
Purchase appliances with a credit card that offers product insurance
Look into purchasing extended warranty but be sure you understand the terms and coverage
Read the instruction manual to learn how to properly maintain the appliance to increase longevity and maintain maximum performance. Some appliance maintenance tasks such as furnace cleaning should be handled by a licensed and qualified contractor.
Have new appliances installed by a qualified professional
Always have appliance repair performed by a certified and qualified appliance service technician
Following these tips can help appliances last longer in spite of shrinking manufacturers warranties. Appliance Repair Specialists are certified and authorized to service most brands of home appliances from small appliance repair to major appliances including refrigerators, ranges and washing machines. Visit http://www.appliancerepairwesleychapelfl.com/ to learn more.
About Appliance Repair Specialists:
Lance Kimball opened Appliance Repair Specialists to provide professional appliance service for residents in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and nearby cities and communities. Appliance Repair Specialists are known for their dependability, same day service in most cases, service guarantee on all residential appliance repairs, convenient scheduling and affordable appliance repair costs. Appliance service technicians are factory trained, licensed and insured, and authorized to service most makes and models of home appliances. The company offers top-notch customer service with an on-time rate of over 98%. Appliance Repair Specialists carry the largest appliance parts inventory to ensure a solution on their first visit.