How Long Will Your Appliance Last?

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.

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By Holly from Richardson, TX


Source: Dallas Morning News

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June 28, 20070 found this helpful

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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