Repair Costs and Life Expectancy
No matter how diligent a homeowner is when it comes to maintenance, the fact is, anything with a working part will wear out or fail over time. Nobody really wants to think about this, but just like anything else, the homes’ mechanical systems and appliances will not last forever. Below are some average repair and replacement costs as well as life expectancy averages for the items in your home.
Repair Costs and Life Expectancy
|Repair Costs and Life Expectancy||Repair||Replacement||Life Expectancy in Years|
|Plumbing Issues (clogged drain, leaks, etc)||$175||$750||20-25
|Electric System (outlets, panels, etc)||$138||$1,050||n/a
|Kitchen appliances (dishwasher, oven, etc)||$288||$875||10-15
|Refrigerator (including sub-zero)||$312||$1,400||10-15
|Heating system (including furnace, heat pump and boiler)||$350||$2,550||10-20
|Air Conditioning (including evaporative cooler)||$290||$2,500||10-15
|Garage Door Opener||$300||$300||10-20
*The above is for information purposes only, it in no way guarantees coverage, replacement cost, or longevity of these household items.
We also have a comprehensive maintenance checklist available that every homeowner should have.
Did You Know?
That routine home maintenance will cost you on average 1% - 3% of the homes sale price annually? No matter how conscientious you are, many things in the house don't last forever, and eventually, will need replacement, or repair. The more you keep up with home care, the less you will be surprised with major expenses down the road. The cost of fixing, or replacing these items and more, keeps going up an average of 10% to 20% a year for service. What about flat rate pricing, this is really expensive, and most service Companies charge a fee just to show up at your door. Your average cost for service repairs is about $125 $425. Replacement cost are $325 - $3,500 and going up.
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Average Repair and Replacements Costs
|Plumbing Line, Seals, Leaks, Values or Value Stems and Clogged Drains||$100 - $350||$600 - $1500||$100 - $325
|Electrical Panel, Breakers, Outlets, Switches, and Door Bell||$125 - $275||$700 - $1400|
|Dishwasher, Range, Oven, Stove, Trash Compactor, Built-in Microwave Oven, and Hood Vent||$150 - $425||$350 - $1400|
|Refrigerator or Sub Zero||$150 - $475||$600 - $2200|
|Garbage Disposal||$50 - $135||$299 - $399|
|Furnace, Boiler System or Heat Pump||$150 - $550||$2250 - $10,000|
|Air Conditioning or Evaporative Cooler and Air Conditioner Compressor||$150 - $425||$1500 - $3500|
|Water Heaters||$150 - $300||$850 - $1650|
|Ductwork||$100 - $475|
|Washing Machine and/or Dryer||$125 - $450||$375 - $1400|
|Roof Leaks||$150 - $350|
|Hot tub, Spa and/or Pool||$225 - $2200|
|Well||$350 - $2500|
|Septic Tank||$350 - $725
|One Garage Door Opener||$175 - $425||$175 - $425|
Average Life Expectancy
Appliances: Dishwashers 5 to 12, Disposals 5 to 12, Washers 5 to 15, Dryer 10 to 25, Water Heaters 5 to 15, Electric Water Heater 10 to15, Refrigerators 15 to 20, Gas Stoves 15 to 20, Oven and Range 15 to 20, Electrical 17, Garbage Disposal 6 to 15, Trash Compactor 8 to 15, Microwave 11, Faucets 13 to 20, and Toilets 50.
Heating and Air Conditioning: Warm Air Furnace 10 to 25, Oil Tank 20, Heat Pumps 10 to 15, Water/Steam Boiler Welded Steel 15 to 30 years, Water/Steam Boiler Cast Iron 30 to 50 years, Central Air Conditioning 10 to 15, and Gas Chillers 8 to 15.
Plumbing: Galvanized Water Pipes 20 to 25 yrs. Septic/Sewer Pump - 5 to 10 Years.
Roofs', Gutters and Downspouts: Selvage or Asphalt 12 to 15, Wood Shingle 10 to 20, Fiberglass 15 to 20, Asbestos Shingle 40 to 80, Slate 40 to 80, Tar and Gravel 15 to 25, Metal - 60, and Gutters and Downspouts: Galvanized 20 to 25 yrs.
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