How long will your major appliances last?

Nobody likes to be surprised with a large home repair expense. It’s a good idea to know when your major appliances might need to be replaced.

With that in mind, here are some predicted lifetimes of your major appliances. Download and print this chart to predict when you’ll need to replace your appliances.



Furnace: 15 years

Air conditioner: 15 years

Gas water heater: 10 years

Refrigerator: 13 years

Dishwasher: 10 years

Microwave: 11 years

Washer: 13 years

Dryer: 14 years

Water softener: 10 years

Electric range: 13 years

Gas range: 15 years


Note: These are just estimates based on usual wear-and-tear on major appliances. In many cases, appliances last much longer than these estimates. If you’re in the market for a new furnace, air conditioner or water heater, please contact Kohles & Bach today.

To extend the life of your furnace and air conditioner, consider a yearly cleaning and maintenance plan.