Know when you should start to look for a replacement appliance.
Home appliances are essential but often come with a hefty price tag. Other than houses and cars, home appliances can be the biggest investments homeowners make. That is why – boring or not – it’s important to know what you’re doing when it comes to repairing or replacing your home appliances.
Below is the average life span of various home appliances.
- Air conditioner: 15 years
- Dishwasher: 9 years
- Dryer: 13 years
- Furnace: 15 to 20 years
- Garbage disposal: 12 years
- Microwave: 9 years
- Refrigerator: 13 years
- Stove: 13 to 15 years
- Washer: 10 years
- Water heater: 10 to 20 years
The actual length of time an appliance lasts depends on the brand and how well you maintain it. As with anything in life, home appliances need a little TLC now and again. It’s common for homeowners to overlook this task, but it can help prevent damage and expensive repairs later on down the line.
To help keep your home appliances in check, take a look at the following tips:
- Remove lint from the dryer vent
- Keep your dishwasher drain and filter clean
- Vacuum the refrigerator coils
- Look for leaks underneath the dishwasher
- Check and change the washing machine’s hoses annually
These tips will help you to know when to tend to your home appliances. To safeguard your home from damage, visit the team at C.V. Mason Insurance Agency. Our home insurance policies work to protect residents in Bristol and neighboring cities in Connecticut. Give our experts a call for more information.