Q: How long should you hold onto an appliance before you replace it?
A: Old Appliances are costly to run and much less efficient than newer models. Even if your old appliance is working properly, you could be throwing hundreds of dollars down the drain in wasted energy each month.
You should replace your appliances as they reach these ages: refrigerator 14 years, range/oven 17 years, washer about 11 years, dryer 13 years, dishwasher 13 years, and a water heater every six years.
You will save money on utility bills, and you will get to enjoy the latest features on these new models.