How many years can you expect to get out of that washer, dryer or refrigerator? The average life expectancy for a dishwasher and microwave oven is about 9 years, while you might get 18 years out of a gas range. Of course, the amount it is used can also factor into life expectancy, but knowing the average lifespan of an appliance might help when determining if you should repair or replace your appliance.
Here’s a chart using information from the National Association of Home Builders/Bank of America Home Equity Study of Life Expectancy of Home Components.
According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) many consumers replace their appliances long before they wear out due to styling, technology and consumer preference.
Here at Every Appliance Part, we are loving the look of vintage appliances in updated kitchens. The traditional style appliances alongside today’s clean and contemporary fixtures really makes a kitchen pop.
What do you think about vintage styles? Would you bring a vintage appliance into your kitchen?
Let us know what you think!
Take a look around your house; I am assuming you have some sort of electronics around the room you are sitting in. In my apartment there are TONS of electronics, seeing as how my boyfriend loves to play video games. If you have electronics, this includes your microwaves and other appliances are you using a surge protector? If not you could be putting your electronics in for some danger. You should always use a surge protector because it protects your electronics (mainly computers, TVs, etc.) from surges in power. So you may be asking- “okay, I have no idea what that means…” Let me start by telling you what a power surge is, in case you do not know, because I honestly had no clue what it actually was either. A power surge is a significant increase in voltage, or the flow of electricity, that goes above the normal household wiring voltage amount. When the voltage goes about the amounted volts it can cause serious damage on the machine. After a series of surges it can wear down the overloaded components in the electronic, causing it to simply not work.
It is important that you buy surge protectors for electronics in your house to prevent any of that from happening. As it happens my boyfriend has them all over the house so we are perfectly protected from any surges that come our way! So instead of frying your expensive computer or electronic, invest in a surge protector for $9.45! Ten dollars is way cheaper than buying another $2,000.00 TV or computer! I hope I helped to protect your electronics, and helped to keep money in your wallets! Come back again Wednesday for some more tips and trick in the appliance world.