Here is the average life expectancy of your home appliances. *Air conditioner: 8-15 years *Furnace: 15-25 years *Dishwasher: 9 years *Freezer: 10-20 years *Gas range:15-17 years *Water heater:10-11 years *Washing machine: 5-15 years *Microwave oven: 9 years *Clothes Dryer: 13 years *Electric range: 13-15 years *Heat pump: 16 years *Refrigerator: 9-13 years
Appliance life expectancy depends on the kind of use it gets. On certain appliances the life expectancy can be increased if preventive maintenance is performed annually particularly on heating and cooling appliances. Consumers often replace appliances long before they need replaced due to modern styles, technology and consumer preferences. If you have a gas range in your home it has the longest life expectancy of major appliances. De Hart Plumbing Heating and Cooling, serving Manhattan Kansas, Junction City Kansas, Wamego Kansas, Topeka Kansas and some surrounding areas.