11/13/2019 6:00 AM

How often should you replace your appliances?

When you invest in appliances for your home, you probably aren't thinking much about replacing them for at least five years, maybe more.  Appliances are designed to be durable, so it's easy to assume that they're working fine - until they start to break.

ServiceOne offers a variety of home appliance brands services for all needs. Having an awareness of when to repair and replace your appliances can prevent you from being stranded without them when you need them. Here's when to replace some of the most common household appliances.


Stoves generally last about 15 years, although they can last longer if you have a gas range. It's fairly easy to tell when your stove needs to be replaced - it will stop heating up evenly and you may have difficulty cooking your food. You shouldn't take any chances when it comes to your stove, as it can be dangerous.


Dishwashers usually last between 10 to 15 years. They are very easy to repair and often times it’s a matter of one or two parts being out of place. This easiest way to tell if your dishwasher needs a repair is if your dishes aren’t getting clean.

Washing Machine and Dryer

Both of these should last you around 10 years. Be very careful with old washing machines, as issues with the water could quickly lead to flooding and cause damage to your home. Dryers are a little bit easier to repair, but you should still keep an eye on them as they can get very hot. In many cases, it's more affordable to replace an old washer/dryer set than to try to repair it.


Your fridge can last around 15 years, although their lifespan varies depending on the style of fridge that you have. Many fridge problems can be fixed with a simple repair, but if your fridge is consistently getting above 45 degrees, it's probably time for a replacement option.

Lifespan of appliances 

If you want your appliances to have long life-span it’s important that you take care of them! Here’s a guide on how and when to clean them. Food can easily get in a dishwasher which will make it not work properly. Your dishwasher should be cleaned once a month, fill a cup with distilled white vinegar and place it on the highest shelf then run a full hot water hot cycle. 

You should also run an empty load in your washer machine to get rid of unwanted germs. Don’t forget about your microwave, it’s important you clean it often especially if you use it for uncovered foods. Also, wipe down your refrigerator  once a month to get rid of any bad odors, spills or stains. In addition to keeping everything clean, it’s imperative that you keep up with regular maintenance.  The goal is to save as much money as possible and have your appliances live their full life. 

Whether you need appliance repair Omaha-wide or to install a new one, ServiceOne is your go-to solution in the Omaha metro area. We offer electrical service, plumbing, and more all under one roof. Contact us today to learn more about our appliance repair  services and schedule an appointment.

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