Have you been watching TV programs and movies on the same old television for years? For some reason, although we upgrade our cell phones and other devices every couple of years, we often neglect to do the same for our televisions and end up using them long after they have become outdated.
However, just like other tech devices, TVs are constantly evolving, with bigger and better options being continuously launched by top brands.
Televisions now come with an assortment of features that did not even exist a few years ago, such as ambient and art modes. As well, the image quality offered by TVs with 4K or 8K resolution is significantly better.
If you do not want to spend an arm and a leg on such an advanced TV, and that is what has been holding you back from taking the leap and upgrading, you can take a sigh of relief because the prices of high-quality televisions have also dropped in recent years.
Plus, you do not have to feel pressure to buy the biggest and most advanced television, since if your current TV is more than five years old, any newer model will be a significant upgrade no matter what.
How to Know When a Television Upgrade Is Necessary
So, how do you know when it is the right time to start searching for a new television? Well, there are a number of signs you can look out for, which can help indicate when it is time to get rid of that old TV to make room for a new one.
1. A high electricity bill
Have you noticed your electricity bill gradually increasing from month to month, and you can’t quite put your finger on the cause? Or, has it suddenly spiked from one month to the next? If so, the culprit could very well be your old television or another major appliance.
If you want to be sure your TV is truly the cause behind your inflating electricity bills, the best way to confirm that is to unplug it for a few weeks and pay attention to whether that affects your next bill or not. If the bill goes back down, then it’s almost certain that your TV is the source of the issue. It’s a good indicator it is time for an upgrade, as nobody likes paying high bills unnecessarily.
2. Your TV won’t work with other gadgets or services
If you notice yourself choosing to stream on your laptop more often than your TV, or your current television screen is not doing justice to the games you are playing on your new console, you are probably missing out on the benefits of a smart HD TV.
Smart TVs have Wi-Fi connectivity, which will allow you to stream your favourite content without needing to rely on your laptop. They will also make it possible to watch that content in extremely vivid, life-like resolution.
So, if your current TV won’t allow you to fully enjoy your entertainment, it’s a good idea to upgrade to one that will. After all, it doesn’t make much sense to pay for HD channels and top-notch gaming systems if you can’t even take advantage of all they have to offer.
As soon as you try out a smart HD TV, you will immediately understand what all the fuss is about.
3. Your television’s screen has coloured lines
Have you noticed that your favourite TV programs are a little more colourful lately than they should be? If you suddenly see red, blue, or greenish stripes on your TV screen, it could indicate a problem with your TV’s hardware, such as loose or frayed cables.
You could try opening your TV up and risking its complete destruction by messing around with its innards on your own, or you could call in a repairman and fork out some money for a costly repair.
However, the best option in such a scenario is to accept that your television has come to the end of its life and buy a new one.
4. Your TV takes a long time to start
It is the final game of the season for your favourite sports team and you sit down to tune in. You press the remote’s “on” button, but nothing happens. Pressing it, again and again does not help the situation, and neither does checking the batteries or walking right up to the TV.
By the time you finally get your TV to turn on, you have missed the first few minutes of the game, in which a goal was already scored. How frustrating!
Have you ever been in a similar predicament? If it seems like your TV is taking longer to turn on these days, there could be an issue with its capacitor or power system.
Again, in such a scenario, it makes much more sense to replace your dysfunctional TV rather than repair it.
5. Your TV’s sound quality has decreased
If you find yourself needing to lean in closer to hear what the people on your television are saying because their dialogue seems to be distorted or there is static background noise, the problem likely has to do with your TV.
In some cases, your TV’s volume capacity may even drop significantly.
There are numerous different potential culprits within your television that could be the source of this issue. Thus, rather than wasting time trying to sort that out, it would be easier to get a new TV with a completely new and proficient sound system.
How Junk Works Can Help You Get Rid of Your Old Television
If you are experiencing any of the issues mentioned above or another problem that is affecting your TV-watching experience, it is probably time to make the upgrade and get a new TV.
Before you do, though, it is necessary to dispose of the old one, as there is no sense in hanging on to an old, dysfunctional, and obsolete device.
Junk Works’ furniture removal services can certainly help with such disposals so you do not have to worry about moving the old TV, which is likely quite heavy, and potentially injure yourself in the process.
Our removal process is incredibly simple—all you need to do is give us a call to schedule an appointment, and we will handle the rest. We will provide you with an up-front quote right away and can come within 2 hours of the time you request.
If you have other household items for us to remove in addition to your TV, just let us know, and we can take them off your hands too.
Our team of experts will be in and out of your house in no time, and will move and dispose of your items with extreme caution to ensure there is no damage done to your home in the process.