What is the average life expectancy of a freezer?
Friday, May 29, 2020
You can expect a chest or upright freezer to last 12 to 20 years, with an average of 16 years. Upright freezers tend to lean towards the lower end of the range, and chest freezers at the upper end. Either one will have a reduced lifespan if installed in a garage, from fighting against excessive heat in the summer. And, like any appliance, heavy usage opening and closing will shorten the lifespan, and limited usage will extend it.
Here’s a graph comparing freezer 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?
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Here’s links to a collection of some of our other blog posts about APPLIANCES:
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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