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If you’re not sure whether to repair or replace your broken dishwasher, consider the age of the appliance, usage, repair cost and the cost of installing a new dishwasher in your home. Most importantly, determine which option is most economically... Read more .

Most people don’t replace their furnace until it stops working — which always seems to be in the middle of the night, on a weekend, during a severe cold snap. It’s easy to put off replacing your heating system, because buying new HVAC equipment... Read more .

So your washing machine stopped working, and you’re wondering if you should fix it or get a new one. Here’s a key information you need to start making the repair/replace decision: The average lifespan of a washer is 12 to 15 years. So repairing... Read more .

The quality of the air inside your house plays a role in your respiratory health, and your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system plays a key role in your home’s indoor air quality. Your HVAC system doesn’t just heat and cool your... Read more .

When it comes to replacing your roof, you have a lot of decisions to make. When should I replace it? Should I upgrade to hail-resistant shingles? Should I seek financing for the roof replacement project? While those decisions stay under your... Read more .

A clothes dryer last about 15 years on average, but your dryer can serve you longer if you understand how to take good care of it. The actual lifespan of your dryer depends on factors like how often you use it, whether you habitually overload it... Read more .

A top-load washing machine typically lasts from 10 to 15 years, while a front-load washer can last more than 15 years if you maintain it well. The actual lifespan of your washer depends on how often you use it and the weight of the typical... Read more .

Bigger isn’t always better — especially when it comes to your central air conditioner. An oversized AC unit doesn’t last as long or perform as well as a unit that’s the right size. If you find yourself thinking the questions below, odds are good... Read more .

When you’re renovating your home, the loan that’s right for you might not be obvious. Some people prefer a short term loan while others choose to refinance their home mortgage to pay for renovations. If you decide to borrow money to pay for your... Read more .

A wall ovens is typically the longest lasting appliance in your home. On average, ovens last 15 to 20 years. Ovens last longer because they don’t have as many moving parts as other appliances, such as washing machines and dishwashers. Also, wall... Read more .

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