While the life span of your home’s systems and appliances can vary,one thing is certain: one day they will quit working and addressing these breakdowns will likely be expensive and inconvenient. Here are some maintenance tips for extending their life span!

Dishwasher Life Span: 9 years

You can typically give your dishwasher the best chance of reaching its maximum life span by cleaning its filter regularly and knowing the various ways to address clogs in the dishwasher.

Washer and Dryer Life Span: 10-13 years

For washers, check the water hoses regularly to assure that there are no kinks or rips, and don’t overload the washer. For dryers, clean out your exhaust vent every year or two.

Refrigerator Life Span: 13 years

Cleaning your fridge’s condenser coils and checking the door seals regularly will help it run most efficiently.

Oven/Range Life Span: 13-15 years

Cleaning the oven once or twice a year is an easy way to extend its lifespan. Be careful when cleaning underneath oven knobs – many people short out the oven’s electrical system trying to clean underneath them.

HVAC Life Span: 15-25 years

Change air filters every 3–6 months and keep air conditioning units free of debris.

Even if you commit to proper maintenance, things will still breakdown, often times when you least expect it. To help manage unexpected costly repairs and replacements, protect your home with a systems and appliances warranty.

*Information courtesy of 2-10.com Warranty Wisdom

About Reignited Real Estate’s Blog: Reignited Real Estate is owned and operated by Michelle Roberts, Homes for Heroes Affiliate REALTOR®, Military Relocation Professional, and Director NC REALTORS® Housing Foundation. Michelle can be reached via email at Michelle@ReignitedRealEstate.com or by phone (910) 777-5989. Michelle has helped many people move in and out of the Coastal NC area since 2007.

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