Common Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Household Appliances

Hearing strange sounds from your fridge or noticing that your washing machine isn’t draining properly? These could be tell-tale signs that it’s time to think about replacing these appliances. It’s natural to expect our home devices to work without a hitch indefinitely, but realistically, they all have a serviceable lifespan after which they may need to be replaced.

Consider your refrigerator, which generally has a lifespan of about 13 years. If it starts to malfunction while it’s still relatively young, getting it repaired is a smart choice to avoid the expense of purchasing a new one, which can vary greatly in price. However, persistent issues such as exterior condensation, strange noises, or excessive heat from the unit could mean it’s approaching the end of its life.

Dishwashers are expected to operate optimally for around nine years, although this can vary with use. Signs of a failing dishwasher include water left behind after cycles, a heater that isn’t working properly, or dishes that remain dirty. Regular maintenance, like checking for damaged hoses, can stave off more serious problems and extend the machine’s use.

For those who have just purchased a home or appliances, it’s smart to keep detailed records of all transactions and maintenance. Keep an eye on any performance changes as your appliances age. Good record-keeping can not only help you manage appliance performance but also prevent hazards associated with faulty equipment.

Consult the accompanying guide below for further tips on when it’s time to replace your household appliances.

Infographic created by Gene May Heating & Cooling, a trusted name in heating and cooling in Aurora, IL

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