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How Long Will It Last

June 6, 2013

SHOP

This time of year we find out about leaking roofs, HVAC systems that don’t want to cool, and if luck has it and we had a great tax refund, we buy new appliances. I remind you to buy quality products from a reputable company. Remember to check licenses and warranties.

If you do your homework you can expect your money to be wisely invested. Below is the list of common “major” expenditures around your home and how long you can expect them to last.

Heating (let’s hope you don’t this now that spring is in the air)

  • Forced air furnace – 10 to 25 years
  • Water boiler (welded steel) 15 to 30 years
  • Water boiler (cast iron) 30 to 50 years

Air Conditioning

  • Central air – 10 to 15 years
  • Window air conditioner – 10 to 20 years

Roofing

  • Standard asphalt shingles – 12 to 15 years
  • Premium asphalt shingles – 15 to 30 years
  • Slate tile – 40 to 80 years
  • Wood shingles – 10 to 20 years
  • Rolled roofing – 5 to 15 years
  • Metal – 60 years

Appliances

  • Dishwasher – 5 to 12 years
  • Garbage disposal – 5 to 12 years
  • Oven – 15 to 20 years
  • Washer – 5 to 15 years
  • Dryer – 10 to 25 years

Remember – you get what you pay for! Shop wisely.

To buying quality products,

Jo Ellen Soesbee, the ToolBox TomGirl

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