The following life expectancies are guidelines only. The amount of care and maintenance that goes into these systems, as well as how much they’re used, will help determine how long they last. And, as it is in life in general, stuff happens!

Air Conditioner, Window5 to 7
Compactor, Trash6
Disposal, Food Waste12
Dryer Vent, Plastic5
Dryer Vent, Steel20
Dryer, Clothes13
Exhaust Fans10
Freezer10 to 20
Gas Oven10 to 18
Hand Dryer10 to 12
Humidifier, Portable8
Range/Oven Hood14
Range, Electric13 to 15
Range, Gas15 to 17
Refrigerator9 to 13
Swamp Cooler5 to 15
Washing Machine5 to 15
Whole-House Vacuum System20

Surface preparation and paint quality are the most important determinants of a paint’s life expectancy. Ultraviolet (UV) rays via sunshine can shorten life expectancy. Additionally, conditions of high humidity indoors or outdoors can affect the lifespan of these components, which is why they should be inspected and maintained seasonally.

Adhesives, Caulk, PaintsYears
Caulking, Interior & Exterior5 to 10
Construction Glue20+
Paint, Exterior7 to 10
Paint, Interior10 to 15
Roofing Adhesives/Cements15+
Stains3 to 8