Appliances: How Long Do They Last?

Joy to appliances! Many of us would agree, being born in the 20th century was a spectacular stroke of good luck. Appliances like washers, dryers, freezers, fridges, stoves, and dishwashers have transformed our lives. Our stains are washed away, and our fabrics fresh with the push of a button. Freezers and fridges mean our food lasts longer and our trips to the store less frequent. Stoves ignite without a branch of kindling. Dishwashers prevent Ketchup from burrowing under our nails. Yes. Appliances are pretty special but, they require care.

By following user manuals, regularly servicing your appliances, and having them repaired properly in the event they malfunction, appliances can last quite a long time. As everyone in Tucson knows, purchasing new appliances is not cheap. The purchase drains savings accounts and the perfect match for your kitchen or laundry room is not always available. Knowing how long your appliances should last and caring for them properly means financial savings and stress aversion.

In a report published by U.S. News & World Report most household appliances last for over 10 years. The average for dryers is 13 years. 10 years for washers. A dishwasher can be expected to last 12 years. Refrigerators 13 years, while freezers up to 16. Ovens and stove tops have an average life expectancy of 15 years. Appliances will unfortunately die, but knowing how long they should last helps homeowners make important maintenance and repair decisions.

As consumers we want our products to last as long as possible, which entails taking good care of them. Avoiding overloading the washer, cleaning the lint from the dryer, defrosting the freezer on occasion, cleaning the condenser coil on the fridge, and keeping popcorn kernels out of the dishwasher can go a long way!

Unfortunately though, even well cared for appliances sometimes act up. In the case of wonky appliances, first decide if they are worth repairing by comparing your purchase date to the average life expectancy. The technicians at Dependable Refrigeration LLC in Tucson, Arizona can also help you make this decision. Dependable Refrigeration techs are experts in commercial and residential fridges, freezers, stoves, washers and dryers. Don’t let malfunctioning appliances in the Tucson area bring you down!