Life Expectancy of Appliances and Home Systems

Make sure to keep in mind that appliances and home systems do not last forever, and at some point will need replacement. So even if the home you are buying comes with appliances (lucky you!), it would still be best to budget for new ones in the future. Take a look at how long you can expect your appliances and home systems to last you.

life of appliances

In the Kitchen

  • Refrigerator/Freezer: 12-14 years
  • Oven/Range: 10-15 years
  • Dishwasher: 8-10 years
  • Microwave: 5-10 years
  • Toaster Oven: 5-10 years
  • Garbage Disposal: 10-12 years

In the Laundry Room

  • Washing Machine: 8-12
  • Dryer: 9-13

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In the Bathroom

  • Toilet: lifetime
  • Shower Head: lifetime (if properly cleaned and maintained)
  • Exhaust Fan: 10+ years

Around the Home

  • Thermostat: 15-30 years
  • Water Heater: 10-15 years
  • AC Unit: 10-15 years
  • Furnace: 15-20 years
  • Well Pump: 8-15 years
  • Garage Door Opener: 10-15 years
  • Smoke Detectors: 5-10 years
  • Home Security Systems: 5-10 years

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