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How long does your home appliances last? Is it worth it to buy a new appliance every few years or are you one of those who could wait before it breaks? Well, we figure that it’s better to have your appliances repaired when they are broken. Hence, it is high time to determine the life expectancy of major home appliances. From refrigerators to air-conditioning units, knowing how long they last are important so you can budget for the cost.

Generally, the life expectancy of major home appliances varies according to how you use and maintain them. If you overuse them, there’s a higher chance that they will not last long. Having your appliances repaired will surely keep them longer. Without further ado, here is a list of how long your home appliances would last.


Life Expectancy of Major Home Appliances oven

Average life span: around 13 to 15 years

In Singapore, a lot of homeowners do not really use their ovens that frequently. This is why the life expectancy of ovens here is quite longer when you compare it to other appliances. But if you do not use it for a long time, there is a great chance that your oven will malfunction, so it is best to use it at least once a week.

Microwave Oven

yeobuild homerepair life expectancy of appliances microwave

Average life span: 5 to 10 years

Because they are small appliances, microwaves do not really last as long as other major home appliances. Hence, we suggest that you keep them clean, make sure the door closes, and that you always follow the instructions.


life expectancy of appliances refrigerator

Average life span: 4 to 18 years

Depending on the type of refrigerator that you have, the average lifespan of your fridge would range from four years to 18 years. To extend the life expectancy of your fridge, you can vacuum your refrigerator coils annually and clean the inside regularly.

Cooker hobs

Life Expectancy of Major Home Appliances cooker hob

Average life span: 8 to 20 years

If you would take care of your cooker hobs well, they would span a record high of 20 years. Since you use the hobs quite often, you should then ensure maintenance so that it would function properly. If you would let minute problems slide, you may end up buying a new cooker hob.

Cooker hoods

Installing cooker hood

Average Life Span: 7 to 14 years

Cooker hoods can last long as you would maintain it well. For your cooker hood to be efficient and would last long, we recommend that you wash and replace its filters frequently. This is because they absorb most of the grease from when you are cooking. You can actually dissolve the grease by soaking the filter in hot water.

Air-conditioning units

Air Conditioning

Average life span: 15 to 20 years

For an average air conditioning unit, its life expectancy is between 15 to 20 years. However, it could go as low as eight years if you do not take care of it properly. It is then best to have air-conditioning experts to repair and maintain the efficiency of your units. Plus, you have to change the filter regularly, clean the casing of the unit, and check on its refrigerant insulation.

Washing machines and dryers

washing machine

Average life span: 8 to 15 years

Washing machines would also last a long time as long as you maintain them well. You should note, however, that the life expectancy of washing machines and dryers would depend on the load of clothes you put on it, the number of wash cycles, and how you keep the drainage line clear and clean.



Average life span: 9 to 16 years

If you want to extend the life expectancy of your dishwasher to up to 10 years, you should ensure that the bottom of your appliance is properly draining. Also, the air vent should be kept clean and clean.

Wrapping Up

So there you have it. Proper maintenance of your appliances will ensure that they will last longer than usual. If you need repairs, we at HomeRepair could help you fix those to ensure that the life expectance of your major home appliances will be longer. So settle on the best appliances on the market so that you will not regret on what to buy in the future.

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