A major home repair can take a bite out of your budget. But you don’t have to be taken by surprise when something in your home goes kaput.
It’s possible to predict generally how long most home appliances are likely to last and plan for their replacement, says Beth Allen, a Pennsylvania-based contractor. Plus, knowing the average life span of appliances can help you decide when you should repair and when you should replace. Here are Allen’s guidelines for appliance longevity, as well as her suggestions for maintenance that could help keep your stuff running longer.
Here’s another smart thing to replace: high insurance premiums. Get a quote on homeowners insurance through the GEICO Insurance Agency and see if you could save.
Read more: The Ultimate Guide To Home Protection
By Maridel Reyes