Monday, April 1, 2013

On the expected lifetime of your appliances

Check out this randomly useful information. I bought a fridge last month and have suddenly become aware of all sorts of appliace information. Who knew regular refridgerators will outlast compact ones by so much?

Major Home Appliances (Excludes Commercial Appliances)

Life Expectancy (Years)

Low

High

Average

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
 
Life expectancy of appliances as reported in the 23rd annual portrait of the U.S. appliance industry.

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