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Appliance Life Expectancy

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Do you know how long your freezer will last? How about how many years you can expect your washer and dryer to last? To effectively manage your household budget, it help to know the life expectancy of your appliances. This can help you determine if an appliance can be saved or if its time might be up. The best way to ensure your appliances have a long, healthy life is to perform regular maintenance and have them checked periodically by an appliance repair expert.

Major Home Appliances (Excludes Commercial Appliances)

 Life Expectancy (Years)
 LowHighAverage

Microwaves

5

10

8

Ranges, electric

13

20

16

Ranges, gas

15

23

19

Ranges, hoods

9

19

14

Refrigerators, compact

4

12

8

Refrigerators, standard

10

18

14

Water heaters, electric

6

21

14

Water heaters, gas

5

13

9

Washers

8

16

12

Dryers, electric

11

18

14

Dryers, gas

11

16

13

Dishwashers

9

16

12

Food waste disposers

10

15

13

Freezers

12

20

16

Compactors

7

12

11

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 February 2012 02:09 )  
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