Get your mind out of the gutter - this Thinking Thursday is another random thought about how long your APPLICANCES should last.
Buying appliances is tough. Do you go with the cheapest one to just get you by or do you invest in the high-end model and hope it lasts you forever? Here is a breakdown of the average life span of your family friends:
Refrigerator/Freezer – 13 years
Cook tops – 13-15 years depending on gas or electric
Washer – 10 years
Dryer - 13 years
Dishwasher – 9 years
Water Heater 0 Electric – 11 years, Gas 10 years; tankless 20+
Heating and air Systems – 15 years average on all models
Before you head out shopping , be sure to find out how to properly dispose of your broken ones. Many places such as Lowe's will pick up your old ones and recycle them for you. Visit earth911.org for more info.