Whether you’re shopping for a home or already own one, knowing the current age of the appliances is important. Why? Because home appliances have an average expectancy. While they can be replaced, this is a pricey proposition to do so.
Consumer Reports recommends that you replace appliances if the cost to repair them is more than half the price of a new one. While that’s a good rule of thumb, it’s something you can put off with care and proper maintenance of your home’s appliances.
As a bonus, your appliances won’t become energy hogs.