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Your Most Common Appliances: Average Life Expectancy and How Much You Could Pay to Replace Them

Thanks to inflation, our hard-earned money is not going as far as it used to. And when unexpected repair bills rear their ugly heads, replacing household appliances can be a burden. Luckily, the manufacturer’s estimated life expectancy and Atlas Butler’s historical knowledge can help you prepare for these occurrences well in advance.

Below you can find several life expectancy guidelines for some of your most-used heating, cooling, and plumbing appliances. With this information, we hope you can better prepare and budget for these events.

The average life expectancy of a furnace is 15-20 years. Most manufacturers provide a 10-year part warranty with the exception of the heat exchanger which is usually 20 years.

Air Conditioners
Despite your home relying on this machine the most, central A/C units have one of the shortest life expectancies in the HVAC category, with an average of between 10-15 years.

Heat Pumps
Heat Pumps, because they operate in Ohio in both winter and summer, have a life expectancy of 10-15 years, even though the manufacturer’s parts warranty is only 10 years. Some manufacturers offer a longer compressor warranty. To our knowledge, no manufacturer is currently providing a labor warranty.

Clean Air Solutions
Due to the wide range of air filtration systems, the average life expectancy varies by brand and product. However, feel free to call 1-800-FURNACE to inquire about your specific appliance.

Water Heaters
The life expectancy of your water heater depends on its type. Electric and Gas heaters have an average life expectancy of around ten years, while tankless water heaters can last more than 20 years.

Garbage Disposals
Garbage disposals have an average life expectancy of eight to 15 years.

Sump Pumps
Sump Pumps can last anywhere between seven and ten years with proper maintenance, but it depends on the location of your home and its proximity to floods.

Water Purification Systems
Water purification systems can last 15 years on average, depending on the type of system and company.

If any of your home equipment is approaching its life expectancy, contact Atlas Butler 24/7 at 1-800-FURNACE to speak with a representative or schedule an appointment online with one of our licensed technicians to assess the situation. We will be happy to find the best solutions for your home and budget.

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