AUSTIN (KXAN) — More people are working from home, and that means home appliances are getting used more as well, leading to more repairs and the need for new appliances.
But this is not the best time to get something if you need it immediately. Taylor Ross found that out the hard way. Needing new appliances and repairs for his rental house, Ross called his dad for advice.
“He was like, ‘good luck because I just had to go buy a refrigerator and the back orders were insane,’” Ross said. “That was the first time I thought about it and realized, ‘wow, this is not ideal.’”
Sacha Barnes with FBS Factory Builder Stores says the down time at home has led to more people deciding to remodel or replace appliances, not realizing there can be delays. She advises customers to be patient when shopping.