If you own a home, you know how many moving parts need care, service, and repair. A functioning home has quite the maintenance schedule, and the home appliances definitely need to be on the list. But, if you have no idea how old your devices are or how long they should last, the task may seem a bit daunting.
The lifespan of home appliances depends mostly on the care and usage of the equipment. Obviously, a large family puts more wear and tear on a machine than perhaps a retired couple would.
Whether well-loved or occasionally graced, a service and maintenance plan will help your appliances to live their appliance lives to their fullest. However, Georgia Home Remodeling is ready to replace appliances with the new shiny units that make the remodel brand-new. It is all a part of the homeowner’s experience.
Keep reading to learn how long your new appliances should last after your remodel.
On average, a new appliance will last between 5 and 20 years. That is a pretty big gap, so let’s clarify. Lifespan depends on the frequency of use, the unit’s quality, and the machine’s care taken.
Here are the average lifespans of each general type of appliance. Listed from low to high, somewhere in between is where your machine will fall. Remember to also factor in your personal usage and the quality of the appliance.
Knowing the high life expectancy and the low side as well, you can take the average figure in your usage and hope for the best. Proper care and maintenance should yield a good long life for the units.
But, there is one caveat we haven’t mentioned yet. Occasionally, technology changes, and you may decide to upgrade before the appliance has reached the end of its useful life. You are entitled to change your mind. That is what a remodel is all about.
First things first, check the age of the appliance you are considering replacing. You’ll find the manufacture date on a tag where the serial number is located. Armed with the unit’s age, you can perform a few simple tasks to increase the usefulness of your machine.
Who wants a beautiful new kitchen with old and dingy appliances? It simply doesn’t make sense. Knowing how long you will get out of those appliances will help you determine your remodel’s value. For instance, a new microwave will not increase your return on investment, but a Refrigerator will. And under the heading of “all brand-new appliances,” your ROI will be great at the time of sale.
Once you have replaced appliances, the professional staff at Georgia Home Remodeling suggests building appliance replacement into your budget. When you have proper documentation of each machine’s manufacture date, you can easily estimate when to set aside the money for a replacement. Who knows, that may just mean another remodel! Now that would be fun.
Are you overwhelmed when walking onto an appliance showroom floor? We can sympathize. Trust the experts at Georgia Home Remodeling to recommend the makes and models for the look you want to achieve in your home remodel.