Mesa Appliance is your first choice when you need quality appliance repair at reasonable price.
Our local family owned appliance repair service company proudly serves Santa Barbara including
Goleta, Isla Vista, Hope Ranch, Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria as well as west Ventura county.
Our technicians are factory trained, licensed and insured for your protection. With many years of experience in
the appliance repair industry we offer the highest quality repair service to all major appliances residential and commercial,
domestic and foreign. When you need help with your kitchen or laundry appliances including refrigerator, freezer, washing
machine or dryer, microwave, dishwasher, oven, range or cooktop, BBQ or wine cooler call us at (805) 248-5707 today.
Our business model combines: highly experienced appliance repairmen, who could quickly diagnose and repair all major
appliances,efficient trucks well stocked with manufacturer approved replacement parts, warranty on appliance repair.
No useless managers or expensive office space give us low overhead cost of running our appliance repair company.
When you call us you will speak directly to a technician because we never outsource to some distant call center-everything
is handled right here. Some problems with your washer or dryer, refrigerator or oven could be solved over the phone.
This personalized service always saves your time, because we work around your schedule and usually need only one
hour window for an appointment, compare it to 2-4 hours of other appliance repair companies. We always work somewhere
in your neighborhood so there is no extra travel charge and our house call/ service fee is only $29 and waved when we do the
repair. We could repair most brands at the fraction of the cost of a new appliance such as: Kenmore, Sears, Roper, Whirlpool,
Sub Zero, Kitchen Aid, Jenn Air, Amana, Speed Queen, Maytag, Neptune,Admiral, Arctica, GE, Monogram, Profile, Hot Point,
Frigidaire, Electrolux, Magic Chef, DCS, Dacor, Asko, Caloric, Gaggenau, Marvel, Beverage Air, Tappan, White Westinghouse,
Viking, Thermador, Bosch, Fisher and Paykel, LG, Samsung, Traulsen, True, Imperial, Scotsman etc.
Referrals and word-of-mouth are essential to the success of our appliance repair business and we will do our best to fix your
appliance, so your satisfaction is guaranteed or you get your money back.
To buy or not to buy that is the question :
Today is the day when your ice cream in the freezer got soft, or washer stopped spinning, or dryer takes too long to dry your cloths or your oven, microwave, ice machine and so on and on.
And you need to decide what to do next, get your appliance fixed or buy a new one. Below are some highly subjective thoughts that could entertain you and limited information based on my experience as an appliance repairman with Mesa Appliance Service, that could be helpful for you.
If you like your old or not so old appliance, in most cases, it could be fixed at fraction of the price of the new one. You can try to fix it yourself or hire appliance repair company. Which company to choose is the most difficult question. So lets start with the last one.
Be assured that huge advertisement budgets on various yellow pages will be passed on to the customer that is on you. Consumer reviews created mostly by companies themselves and is not trustful. When dealing with large companies you could get non-consistent service over the time. Last year you got good service, but they will send different guy next year, though it is the same company, the quality could be different.
The best thing is to ask your friend or neighbor – you are not the first person in town who needs an appliance repair. And go local, get more personalize service. Inquiries about license and insurance are helpful as well. In Santa Barbara and Ventura counties Mesa Appliance Service could be your choice.
If you technically inclined person and got spare time you could try to fix your appliance yourself . Various do-it-yourself sites could be helpful with repair ideas. I ranked Repairclinic.com to be the best. There are many sources to get parts and the internet is the first choice. Be aware of a huge counterfeit market of low cost low quality spare parts, (you get what you pay for) The most reliable source for do-it-yourself repairman is Searspartsdirect.com , though sometimes it takes many days to get a part and keep in mind that you have to be 100% confident in what you are ordering, because of the strict return policy, it could be expensive to get wrong parts that you may never use. Mesa Appliance Service gets quality spare parts from suppliers that deal with contractors only and they won’t serve general public. If you are in Santa Barbara stop by at your friendly appliance repair store Midway Supply on Mission and De La Vina across the McConnell Ice cream, It is a great place to get quality parts and get knowledgeable advice. In Oxnard they have second branch as well.
Why sometimes parts are taking too long to get? Could you imagine one huge appliance town-factory somewhere in China, where all appliances made regardless of brand? If you can see it you won’t ask any more questions, why your old refrigerator used to work 30 years and a new, one year old, needs repair, or why you got to wash your dishes before putting them in your new dishwasher. In lower cost , high volume appliances production where one month this town-factory may produce freezers and the next month something else anything could happen. Many suppliers that contract lower cost products, appliances or parts, out and can only get them for a short time annually, because those factories make other products with potentially no similarity to what they did last month. So no more questions about quality of appliances and availability of spare parts.
Should you by a new appliance or repair it: two sides of the dilemma, first is a moral one the second is pure economical. Yes, there is a moral question. Should you get rid off an old appliance and get a new one that made somewhere in polluted Chinese town by slave laborer,designed not to last long and shipped here? Will all that pollution ever offset the economy on energy your new short lived appliance could get you? The economical side is more simple. Generally speaking, if the cost of the repair is more than 50% it economical to get a new one. Don’t forget about extended warranty, ten years ago it was wasting of your money, but not anymore.
In order to find out the repair cost, get good repair technician for diagnosis and written estimate of the repair, ask as many questions as you please and then make an intelligent decision. Because estimates over the phone are not professional or legitimate service fee is inevitable expense. Mesa Appliance Service in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties can fix any appliance if replacement parts are available.
If the repair price is to high and moral dilemmas are not for you, it is time to shop for a new appliance.
What is the best brand?
There is no good or bad brands. Usually the quality depends on the price of the appliance and share of the market points to relative quality of the brand as
well. Today Whirlpool corporation holds about half of the US market, then goes GE, Frigidaire , LG and so on.
Do not spend to much time on consumer complaint sites which overfilled with grievances of unhappy owners of the new appliances. You risk to loose faith
in a progress of consumer appliance industry and end up doing your laundry at the nearest river. Most appliances are made in China from Mexican parts,
manufacturers cutting conners and refrigerators, washers, dryers became more and more complicated hence they are not reliable as they used to be.
Keep in mind that all manufacturers usually gives you one year warranty so extended warranty is a good idea.
So choose your price range and enjoy shopping.
Places to get new appliance are many in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties: Pacific Sales for high end appliances, Sears ( many years ago Whirlpool was exclusive manufacturer for Sears, not any more, so you could ask a salesperson which brand your sears appliance actually is), Reid’s appliances,Home Depot, even OSH tries to get its share. If you prefer particular brand check through official sites about local authorized distributors.