Average Life Expectancy of Home Appliances

Posted by The Appliance Parts Experts on 7/20/2016 to Appliance Maintenance

                In order to keep your home appliances running for as long as they’re supposed to, you must make sure you use them properly as well as keep up with regular cleaning and maintenance on them. 

Average Life Expectancies: 

Refrigerator: 7-12 years

Washer: 8-12 years

Dryer: 8-12 years

                                                   Central Air Conditioner: 10-15 years                                                  

Room Air Conditioner: 10 years

Furnace: 15 years

Garbage Disposal: 12 years

Dishwasher: 8-10 years

Microwave: 8 years

Gas Range: 10-15 years

Electric Range: 10-15 years

Taking care of your appliances is imperative to getting the most life out of them. If something is dirty, clean it right away. Be careful not to overload your washer, dryer, dishwasher or garbage disposal. Doing so causes them to have to work overtime to keep up, which will eventually take years off of their lives. Avoid using your air conditioner/furnace on days when the indoor climate is comfortable without it. Don’t place your refrigerator directly next to your oven; the heat that it gives off will cause the fridge to have to work harder to stay cool. Over time this will result in greater wear and tear on your unit’s motor and compressor, which causes it to burn out sooner. Most importantly, when something breaks on any of your appliances - don’t continue using it until it is fixed. Replace faulty parts at your earliest convenience to prevent further damage to your units. You can find genuine manufacturer replacement parts at discount prices for all your appliance repair needs at: Appliance-Parts-Experts.com.  

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