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What is the average lifespan of a refrigerator?

Tri-City Appliance repair services all of Greater Cincinnati’s appliance repair needs. We operate within a 40 mile radius of Mason. Whether we’re fixing a refrigerator in Middletown, or repairing a water heater in Fairfield one question we’re asked time and time again is “How long should my appliance last?”.

Knowing the average lifespan of an appliance can help a consumer to make smart choices when determining whether to repair or replace an existing appliance. With that in mind, we’re going to go over the average lifespan of household appliances starting today with refrigerators. How long should a new refrigerator last?

Replacing a refrigerator is no small expense. Luckily, refrigerators are known for being one of the longest lasting of all household appliances. According to the National Associations of Realtors refrigerators have an average life-span of 14 to 17 years (freezers average 16 years). With proper care and maintenance it is not uncommon for a refrigerator to last 20 years or more! Compact refrigerators tend to live around 14 years, and standard sized units closer to 17.

To Repair or Replace?

Knowing the average lifetime of a refrigerator is useful information for making cost-effective decisions as to whether you should repair or replace a malfunction refrigerator. Another great tip for determining if you should fix your current refrigerator or buy a new one comes from Consumer Reports who recommends buying a new appliance  if the cost of your repair is more than half the price of a new one.

Do you have questions about appliances or appliance repair services throughout Cincinnati? Call or email us anytime!

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