Life spans of home appliances

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This page lists the average life spans of home appliances (major and small).[1][2][3][4]

Major appliances[edit]

Appliance Life expectancy (with planned obsolescence)[5] Life expectancy (without planned obsolescence)[6]
Air conditioner (room) 10 17
Air conditioner (central) 15 40
Boiler (electric) 13 ?
Boiler (gas) 21 ?
Compactor 6 ?
Dehumidifier 8 ?
Dishwasher 9 ?
Dryer (electric/gas) 13 ?
Freezer 11 ?
Furnace (electric/warm air) 15 40
Furnace (gas/warm air) 18 ?
Furnace (oil/warm air) 20 ?
Garbage disposer 12 ?
Humidifier 8 ?
Microwave oven 9 40
Range/oven hood 14 ?
Range (electric) 13 ?
Range (gas) 13 ?
Refrigerator 13 70
Refrigerator (compact) 9 20
Thermostat 35 ?
Washing machine 10 30
Water heater (electric) 11 ?
Water heater (gas) 10 70
Water heater (tankless) 20 ?

Small appliances[edit]

Appliance Life expectancy (with planned obsolescence)[7][8][9] Life expectancy (without planned obsolescence)[10]
CRT TV[11] 10 20[12]
LCD or LED TV 7[13] ?
Digital camera 6 15+
Blu-ray players 6 ?
Game console 6 40+
Laptop 6 25+
Tablet PC 5 15+
Smartphone 3 5[14][15]
Analog phone 10-20[16] ?
Incandescent light bulb (Phoebus cartel) 1,000 hours[17] 2,500 hours[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All data is derived from the report "Study of Life Expectancy of Home Components" provided by the National Association of Home Builders.
  2. ^ NAHB data list
  3. ^ More complete list of NAHB data
  4. ^ A same list of NAHB
  5. ^ average life expectancy in years
  6. ^ average life expectancy in years
  7. ^ average life expectancy in years
  8. ^ All data in this table (except for the CRT TV, analog and VOIP phone data) is derived from the Consumer Electronics Association's report
  9. ^ Specout data from CEA
  10. ^ average life expectancy in years
  11. ^ CRT TV life expectancy
  12. ^ Maximum life expectancy of CRT TV
  13. ^ Despite LEDs allowing a burn time of 100000 hours or 45 years of service, other parts will burn out more quickly
  14. ^ Fairphone
  15. ^ Life span of the fairphone
  16. ^ Analog phone life expectancy
  17. ^ a b Markus Krajewski (24 September 2014). "The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy". IEEE Spectrum.