HVAC/R and Appliances

Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, Furnaces, and Appliances technology is evolving. Electrical and electronic appliance and equipment manufacturers make their products more proprietary these days. And although they provide user manuals that need minimal intelligence to grasp, they are not generous with repair information.

The electronic manufacturers are cautious because the products they design and manufacture involve hard work and large resources to come up with. They’d like to keep the knowledge behind their inventions a secret. That is a burden on consumers of their products when there is a breakdown.

Suppose your machine breaks down. One of the immediate solutions you have is to buy a new one. But if you must fix it, the manufacturer wants to decide for you who should repair it. That is the ideology behind “NO USER SERVICEABLE PART INSIDE” tag on many appliances and equipment today.

Over thirty years ago electrical and electronic items shipped with repair guides. Today manufacturers peg the validity of product warranty on tamper-proof seals. If you break the seal to attempt a repair, you lose the warranty.

It is illegal to allow unauthorized expert or consumer to attempt a repair on your machine. That is a business strategy manufactures and their appointed repairmen use to extend profit making to after-sale. You either buy a new machine or only the manufacturer’s appointed technician service your broken item.

The consumer is the loser in that plan, though. She has to pay what the manufacturer and the appointed repairman dictates, even if the repair is minor.

Small business repair experts and consumers have organized under repair.org. Their theme is “Fair Repair Legislation.” Repairmen and consumers want manufacturers to avail repair information. The technicians want equal access to spare parts and the right tools for doing repairs.

The essence is, “electrical and electronic appliance and equipment owners have the right to repair.” That’s a fair trade that offers a chance to everyone.  Technicians get a living; consumers get their broken electronic items fixed; spare part manufacturers get to sell their parts.

So, here at Appliance and Equipment;

  • We install your home and office air conditioner and refrigerator
  • Repair your washing machine and vacuum cleaner
  • Review and talk about home and office electrical and electronics

You get the tips on how to fix (DIY) your broken air conditioners, refrigerators, furnaces, and appliances if you have the zeal. But if you can’t, we tell you what to expect if you decide to call in a qualified tech.