This was in the Dallas Morning News. The idea being that if your appliance is older than the age posted, start saving up for a new one or expecting breakdowns. A friend quoted to me something about "if an appliance repair is over $150, buy another one". I thought she said this nugget of info came from Consumer Reports - but I am not positive.
Another friend went appliance shopping, looking for an expensive something or other that would last a lifetime. The clerk told her that nothing is built today to give that kind of use and to just get the least expensive one that has all of her requirements.
By Holly from Richardson, TX
Good advice. Also these older, I know even 15 years for a major appliance doesn't seem that much older, use a lot more energy than todays energy efficient models. You may be shocked to learn just how much more. Your new appliance may pay for itself in a relatively short period of time depending on your current costs to run your old ones.
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