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February 14, 2012

Not the child- the appliances!

Consumer Reports Magazine offers a general guideline for life expectancies of household appliances that can help you decide whether it makes sense to repair an aging appliance or replace it.  You can also use this information to decide on purchasing a home warranty for property you are buying.

Trash Compactor . . . . . . . . . . . .  6 years

Dishwasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9 years

Microwave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 years

Washer .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10 years

Dryer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 years

Water heater (electric) . . . . . . .11 years

Water heater (tankless) . . . . . . 20+ years

Garbage disposal  . . . . . . . . . . . 12 years

Refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 years

Air conditioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-15 years

Garage door opener . . . . . . . . . 10-15 years

Gas range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 years

If you are in the market to buy property and want more information on how a home warranty can be negotiated into a purchase contract, please contact me!

 

 

 

 

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