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What is the average life expectancy of a gas range?
Friday, March 6, 2020
How long does a gas range last?
You can expect a gas range to last about 15 to 22 years, with an average of 18 years. Like any appliance, heavy usage will shorten the life of a range and only occasional use lengthen it. Here’s a graph comparing gas range life expectancy to other major home appliances.
Go to our blog post What is the average lifespan of the parts of a house? for rating of other house components. To understand the basis, potential use, and limitations of lifespan ratings, see How accurate are the average life expectancy ratings of home components? Are they actually useful?
Also, see our blog posts Is a range hood exhaust fan required in the kitchen? and Why is an anti-tip device now required behind the range? and Are a range and refrigerator required kitchen appliances for a house to pass FHA inspection? and Does a home inspector check the kitchen range or cooktop? and What are the requirements for installing a gas appliance connector?
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