Christmas is here. We can’t believe it! If your appliances are due for an upgrade, they make for a pretty great Christmas present! Who doesn’t want to start the new year off with a new appliance? Let us tell you a little more about the lifetime of your systems and appliances to help you decide if it’s time for an appliance replacement.

Furnace

The last thing you want is for your furnace to go out right at the start of winter. The average lifespan of a furnace is 15-20 years, with an average cost of $3,900. Don’t let your furnace last any longer than 20 years or your home may end up cold this winter!

Air Conditioner

While you may not have an air conditioner on your mind right now, it’s good to know that the average system lasts anywhere between 10-15 years with an average replacement cost of $5,200. If your system is older than 15 years, it may be time to consider a replacement.

Toilet

The average toilet will not last longer than 10 years with an average replacement cost of $350.

Pipes

Your home’s pipes are the system that will typically last the longest, with an average lifespan of 75-100 years! While this typically costs anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 to replace, it’s worth the replacement to keep from incurring the cost of damage old pipes can cause.

Oven 

An oven’s lifetime is anywhere from 13-15 years, with a replacement cost of about $1,000.

Refrigerator

How old is your refrigerator? Most people keep theirs way longer than the recommended lifetime of 13 years!

Shower

Most showers are good for 20 years and take about $900 to replace. If you are starting to notices signs of wear and tear and your shower is at least 20 years old, it could be time for a replacement.

Dishwasher

The average dishwasher lasts about 10 years and costs $600 to replace.

Whenever you do decide it’s time for an appliance replacement, keep in mind to choose an energy efficient option. Look for terms such as “Energy Star” or “energy efficient.” These options can help you to save money by operating more efficiently. For other tips & tricks, follow our boards on Pinterest!