How Often Should I Replace My Electric Appliances for Maximum Efficiency?

August 19, 2019

Each of your electrical appliances has a useful lifetime. Eventually, a machine could stop operating reliably or efficiently. Brennan Electric believes that replacing your appliances after they get old could be a great investment in your home. New appliances could operate more energy efficiently and end up saving you a lot of money. Keeping track of the age of your appliances is important for the functionality of your home.


Most dishwashers have a lifetime of about eight to 10 years. Many units can experience small problems that can be fixed before they have to be replaced. Generally, if you hear loud noises coming from your dishwasher, it’s probably time to consider getting a new one.


A faulty refrigerator could cause all of your food to spoil and cost you a lot of money. Most units will work reliably for up to 15 years. Because refrigerators use a lot of energy, investing in a new one could save you money in the long run.

Hot Water Heater

The average hot water heater will last for seven to 10 years. The buildup of sediment at the bottom of the tank can cause a unit to have issues. Draining a quarter of the water out of the tank every three months can keep sediment from building up and causing issues.

HVAC System

Most air conditioners will run reliably for 15 to 20 years. Annual tune-ups could extend the lifetime of your unit by getting small problems fixed immediately. Since fixing and replacing broken air conditioners is expensive, many people get a warranty to help cover repair or replacement costs.

Your Electrical Professionals

Brennan Electric is proud to be a locally owned and operated company ready for jobs large and small. We’re highly experienced in conducting electrical installations, repairs, and inspections throughout Lynnwood and Seattle. We were given the Angie’s List Super Service Award in 2018 and stand behind all of our results. To learn more about the services we offer to our customers, give us a call today.

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