What is the average life expectancy of a compact refrigerator?
Friday, May 29, 2020
You can expect a compact refrigerator to last 6 to 12 years, with an average of 8 years. Although more expensive models tend to last longer, most compact refrigerators are budget-priced and not intended to survive as long as a full-size fridge. And, like any appliance, heavy usage opening and closing will shorten the lifespan, and limited usage will extend it.
Here’s a graph that compares compact refrigerator life expectancy to other 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?
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NOTE: These life expectancies are based on data provided by InterNACHI, NAHB, FannieMae, and our own professional experience. Because of the numerous variables that can affect a lifespan, they should be used as rough guidelines only, and not relied upon as a warranty or guarantee of future performance.
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