November 21, 2017

Appliance Life Span in the Home Varies – When to Replace

Appliance Life Span in the Home Varies - When to ReplaceAppliances and materials that get daily use and lots of wear and tear eventually need replacing. Knowing their life expectancies may help you decide whether it makes sense to repair an aging appliance.

Here’s a general guideline:

  • 6 years — trash compactor
  • 9 years — dishwasher, microwave
  • 8-10 years — carpet
  • 10 years — clothes washer
  • 11 years — freezer, water heater (electric)
  • 12 years — garbage disposal
  • 13 years — refrigerator, clothes dryer, electric range
  • 14 years — range hood
  • 10-15 years — air conditioner, garage door opener
  • 15 years — gas range, kitchen faucets
  • 15-25 years — laminate floors
  • 20 years — medicine cabinet, tub/shower faucets
  • 20-50 years — whirlpool tub
  • 20+ years — water heater (tankless)
  • 50 years — kitchen cabinets, vinyl floors
  • 75-100 years — tile floors
  • Lifetime — wood floors

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