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When do your appliances become inefficient?

When do your appliances become inefficient?

Well, the typical lifespan of your major household appliances varies. For instance, your air conditioner will usually last up to 15 years but may start to become inefficient after 10 years of service due to the strain on an aging system. You will usually notice increasing electric bills. Other household appliances will not last as long. The longest-lasting kitchen appliance and the most efficient running appliance is usually the range. The oven/range will typically last over 10 years and run quite efficiently. Your refrigerator and dishwasher will last at least seven years but because of the inefficiency after that many years, you should consider replacing them. Your refrigerator can become one of the most inefficient appliances because it constantly works all day and all night to regulate temperature. As a side note here about refrigerators, a Samsung refrigerator will not last you a long time, and will probably be a purchase that you will regret as it will have the most amount of problems as long as you own it. You can expect your washing machine to run great for 5 to 7 years, slowly becoming inefficient after seven years. Your dryer will last much longer than the washing machine. Typically they last 12 years before becoming inefficient at dry and close. Your microwave will last the least amount of time with an average of six years before becoming inefficient so thank goodness that is a cheaper appliance to have to replace.

Appliance manufacturers are constantly updating and upgrading their newest appliances, and with each significant upgrade, which is usually every 10 years, that newer upgrade can be up to 40% more efficient than the appliance you bought 10 years before. this leaves us with a lot to consider when buying an appliance. Do we really want to spend a significant amount of money on a new appliance knowing that we are going to need to replace it in 10 years or deal with an appliance that is not running efficiently? With that being said, there are certain high-end appliances like subzero refrigerators that cost $10,000 and up. These refrigerators can be rebuilt and lost in another 10 years running, just as efficiently as the first 10 years.

Refrigerator not cooling? Washer not draining? Dryer not heating? Range burners not functioning? Better Homes Appliance Repair offers in-home appliance repair service for all major residential appliances including refrigerators (free-standing and built-in), dishwashers, dryers, washers, ranges, ovens, stoves, ice makers, built-in coffee makers, and more. We are open Monday through Saturday for service appointments. The service call fee of only $69.95 is always waived with any repair! Let us make you our next happy customer! Call 727-447-0108 or visit us at

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