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What is the average life expectancy of an electric range?
Friday, March 6, 2020
How long does an electric range last?
You can expect an electric range to last about 13 to 18 years, with an average of 15 years. Like any appliance, heavy usage will shorten the life of a range and only occasional use lengthen it. Here’s a graph comparing electric range average lifespan to other major home appliances.
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 Can I remove a 240-volt range receptacle and hard-wire the range?
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?
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Field Guide for Home Inspectors, a quick reference for finding the age of 154 brands of HVAC systems, water heaters, and electrical panels, plus 210 code standards for site-built and manufactured homes, and the life expectancy rating of 195 home components. Available at amazon.com for $19.95.
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