Life Expectancy of Systems and Appliances

Consider Repair Costs

Repair Costs and Life Expectancy

No matter how diligent a homeowner is when it comes to maintenance, the fact is, anything with a working part will wear out or fail over time. Nobody really wants to think about this, but just like anything else, the homes’ mechanical systems and appliances will not last forever. Below are some average repair and replacement costs as well as life expectancy averages for the items in your home.

Average repair or replacement costs and life expectancy


Household Item

Repair

Replacement

Life Expectancy in Years

Plumbing Issues (clogged drain, leaks, etc)

$175

$750

20-25

Electric System (outlets, panels, etc)

$138

$1,050

n/a

Kitchen appliances (dishwasher, oven, etc)

$288

$875

10-15

Refrigerator (including sub-zero)

$312

$1,400

10-15

Garbage Disposal

$93

$349

5-15

Heating system (including furnace, heat pump and boiler)

$350

$2,550

10-20

Air Conditioning (including evaporative cooler)

$290

$2,500

10-15

Water Heater

$225

$1,250

5-15

Laundry Appliance

$285

$780

5-25

Roof Leaks

$250

n/a

10-20

Garage Door Opener

$300

$300

10-20

*The above is for information purposes only, it in no way guarantees coverage, replacement cost, or longevity of these household items.

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Did You Know?

That routine home maintenance will cost you on average 1% - 3% of the homes sale price annually? No matter how conscientious you are, many things in the house don't last forever, and eventually, will need replacement, or repair. The more you keep up with home care, the less you will be surprised with major expenses down the road. The cost of fixing, or replacing these items and more, keeps going up an average of 10% to 20% a year for service. What about flat rate pricing, this is really expensive, and most service Companies charge a fee just to show up at your door. Your average cost for service repairs is about $125 $425. Replacement cost are $325 - $3,500 and going up.

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Plumbing Line, Seals, Leaks, Values or Value Stems and Clogged Drains

Repairs

Replace

Clean Out

$100 - $350

$600 - $1500

$100 - $325


Electrical Panel, Breakers, Outlets, Switches, and Door Bell

Repairs

Replace

$125 - $275

$700 - $1400


Dishwasher, Range, Oven, Stove, Trash Compactor, Built-in Microwave Oven, and Hood Vent

Repairs

Replace

$150 - $425

$350 - $1400


Refrigerator or Sub Zero

Repairs

Replacement

$150 - $475

$600 - $2200


Garbage Disposal

Repairs

Replacement

$50 - $135

$299 - $399


Furnace, Boiler System or Heat Pump

Repairs

Replacement

$150 - $550

$2250 - $10,000


Air Conditioning or Evaporative Cooler and Air Conditioner Compressor

Repairs

Replacement

$150 - $425

$1500 - $3500


Water Heaters

Repairs

Replacement

$150 - $300

$850 - $1650


Ductwork

Replacement

$100 - $475


Washing Machine and/or Dryer

Repairs

Replacement

$125 - $450

$375 - $1400


Roof Leaks

Repairs

$150 - $350


Hot tub, Spa and/or Pool

Repairs

$225 - $2200


Well

Repair

$350 - $2500


Septic Tank

Clean out

$350 - $725


One Garage Door Opener

Repair or Replacement

$175 - $425

Average Life Expectancy

Appliances: Dishwashers 5 to 12, Disposals 5 to 12, Washers 5 to 15, Dryer 10 to 25, Water Heaters 5 to 15, Electric Water Heater 10 to15, Refrigerators 15 to 20, Gas Stoves 15 to 20, Oven and Range 15 to 20, Electrical 17, Garbage Disposal 6 to 15, Trash Compactor 8 to 15, Microwave 11, Faucets 13 to 20, and Toilets 50.

Heating and Air Conditioning: Warm Air Furnace 10 to 25, Oil Tank 20, Heat Pumps 10 to 15, Water/Steam Boiler Welded Steel 15 to 30 years, Water/Steam Boiler Cast Iron 30 to 50 years, Central Air Conditioning 10 to 15, and Gas Chillers 8 to 15.

Plumbing: Galvanized Water Pipes 20 to 25 yrs. Septic/Sewer Pump - 5 to 10 Years.

Roofs', Gutters and Downspouts: Selvage or Asphalt 12 to 15, Wood Shingle 10 to 20, Fiberglass 15 to 20, Asbestos Shingle 40 to 80, Slate 40 to 80, Tar and Gravel 15 to 25, Metal - 60, and Gutters and Downspouts: Galvanized 20 to 25 yrs.

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