How long do appliances last?

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Gina Napsin
January 17, 2023
Home appliances
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For most homeowners, buying appliances is their biggest expense. Home appliance repairs are also very inconvenient for homeowners because of the cost and hassle involved. So, having a rough idea of how long each appliance will last would be helpful. Generally, it depends on how often the appliance is used and its maintenance. Generally, a couple's washing machine should last longer than a family of five's simply because they wash fewer loads each week.

In this guide, we will share with you the average lifespan of some common appliances as well as some useful tips to help prolong their lives.


Life Expectancy: 8 To 15 Years

Tips: Always determine the correct size for the room you wish to cool. The air conditioner is frequently overworked as a result of incorrect air conditioning unit sizing.


Life Expectancy: 7 To 13 Years

Tips: Once or twice a year, clean the dust from your refrigerator's condenser coils. The coils on older refrigerators may be painted black and mounted on the back. Condenser coils are frequently found on the bottom of newer refrigerators.


Life Expectancy: 9 years

Tips: Use it regularly. This prevents the seals, gaskets, and hoses from drying out and forming mold and mildew.


Life Expectancy: 10-13 Years

Tips: Top-loading washers have a longer lifespan than their front-loading counterparts. If you have a stacked washer and dryer, you may need to replace both if one fails. Bleach can be used to remove odors, buildup, and hard water, and vinegar can be used to remove excess suds.

Clothes dryers

Life Expectancy: 5 To 10 Years

Tips: After each use, clean the lint trap and make sure the outer vent is clear.


Life Expectancy: 8 To 12 Years

Tips: When cleaning the stove, avoid wetting the entire surface. Allow no water to seep into the stove, as this will cause internal corrosion.

An appliance's lifespan also depends on how well it is maintained. Regularly maintained air conditioners are less likely to malfunction than unmaintained ones. Most consumers don't realize how important maintenance and servicing are until it's too late.

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