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How Long Do Refrigerators Last?

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A fridge’s lifespan depends on different things. Discover them here!

You might be interested in knowing just how long your refrigerator is meant to last. Once it gets very old, it is better to replace it than to repair it. Just how old is old, though? How long do refrigerators last, really? Also, is it just you, or are refrigerator life spans shortening? We’ll get into both of these questions below.

How Long Do Refrigerators Last?

Today’s refrigerators last for about 12 years. However, that does not mean you can’t make them last longer. Practicing good refrigerator habits and making repairs when needed will help yours stay in great shape for longer than expected. You can find our tips on how to care for yours here. Even with great care, though, you can generally expect your new fridge to last as long as 20 years. 

Did Older Refrigerators Last Longer?

You might have heard about how old refrigerators seem to last a lot longer than modern ones. All kitchen and laundry appliances built before the 2000s or so seem to be like tanks, still going strong after 50 years. These machines include your clothes washer and range alike. Is it just a myth?

No! Older refrigerators and other appliances did and still do last longer. You might be familiar with one that is still going. It’s hard to say exactly what their lifespan is supposed to be. Many suspect that appliance manufacturing companies intentionally created machines that will break down faster so that they get more business. The name for this act is “planned obsolescence.” While it might not be possible to confirm the manufacturers’ intentions, consumers must consider the pros and cons of older and newer appliances.

What Do Today’s Refrigerators Offer?

While refrigerators don’t last as long anymore, they do use a lot less energy. They are more efficient than ever. The same goes for washers, which use a lot less water than older ones. You also get sleek, customizable designs and digital technology if you wish. 

Considering the different saving and customization benefits between the two, Landers Appliance offers Baltimore customers options from a repairman’s perspective. We know which appliances work and can recommend the best kind for you.

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We service the entire Greater Baltimore Area, including Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties as well as Baltimore City. Call our office before 12:00 pm weekdays at 410-682-3232, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin. “We’ll go out of our way to provide you with the best service you’ve ever received.”

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