Household Appliance Life Expectancies

The following list details the predicted life expectancy of common household components.

How long an appliance will last depends a great deal on how it is used.

Consumers often replace appliances long before they become worn out due to changes in styling, technology, consumer preferences, efficiency, etc.

  • Dishwasher:  8 to 10 years
  • Dryer:  8 to 14 years
  • Electric Water Heater:  5 to 12 years
  • Faucets:  10 to 15 years
  • Freezer:  10 to 20 years
  • Garbage Disposal:  8 to 10 years
  • Gas Oven:  10 to 18 years
  • Humidifier:  5 to 7 years
  • Microwave Oven:  9 to 13 years
  • Refrigerator:  10 to 18 years
  • Sink (China):  15 to 20 years
  • Sink (enameled cast iron):  20 to 30 years
  • Smoke Detector:  5 to 10 years
  • Washer:  12 to 16 years
  • Window A/C:  5 to 8 years

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