• Howard Gallagher

Ultimate Guide To Appliances for Homeowners

Updated: Jun 19


Home owners use appliances to make home life easier. Every home has different needs. Maybe your family cooks a lot and a large side by side refrigerator accommodates your needs. Whatever your appliance needs we will go discuss over appliances, appliance brands and much more .


Life Expectancy of Appliances
Appliances don’t last as they used to. Appliances today last 20% less than appliances manufactured 2 decades ago. Maintenance can ensure your appliances last as long as possible . The average life expectancy of appliances is 10-15 years.


Appliance Brands
Just like the automotive industry there is different tiers of appliances. You have standard model manufacturers such as Whirlpool , Kenmore , Electrolux,GE, Amana , and Maytag. Subzero,Samsung,Wolf,Fisher Paykel, Miele, Bosch, Jenn Air and Viking that offer high end appliances. Keep in mind Higher end appliances don’t always last longer and require more maintenance and expensive repairs. Prices vary depending on the brand and the appliance you are purchasing. A Samsung French door refrigerator costs more than a Kenmore refrigerator. There are a lot of benefits with using Samsung appliances such as their refrigeration system. You should purchase the appliances that fit your family’s needs. Also factor in if your appliance is powered by gas or electricity . Gas Appliances cost more upfront but heats faster than electric appliances.


Cost of Repair/Replacement


Washer/Dryer
Your washer and dryer set is suppose to clean load after load of clothes . Leaks, Motor not running, Dryer not heating, Water not draining and Not starting at all are common problems. Average cost of repair/ replacement ranges from from $500 to $972.

Oven/ Range
Ovens/Ranges are essential appliances in the house. Regular cleaning is important to prevent malfunctions. Check the burners twice a year.Average cost of repair/ replacement ranges from from $592 to $1381.

Refrigerator
It is an important appliance in your home. Keeping food fresh is vital for ensuring the health of your family. Average costs for repair/replacement range from $582- $1,348.

Dishwasher
Dishwashers save you time , money and energy from hand washing dishes or buying disposable dishes. If you do several loads a week you are saving yourself hours of time within a month. Average cost of repair/ replacement ranges from $300-$500.

Built in Microwave
Built in microwaves are often combined with convection ovens. They are more powerful than their portable counterparts. Average cost of repair/replacement ranges from $200-$600.

Water Heater
Conventional water heaters have a lower life expectancy than Tankless water heaters. Tankless water heaters on average last 20 years. Average cost of repair/ replacement ranges from from $342 to $1264.

Major Appliance Plan
A great home warranty plan can save you a lot of time and money. Here at Global Home Protection we offer the Major Appliance Plan. This covers the major components of the appliances of your home.

Which Home Appliances Does Global Home Protection Cover?

The appliances that are Refrigerator, Oven/Range, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer, and Garbage Disposal. There are also additional add-ons like Second Refrigerator or Freezer.

Appliance Repair Process
When an appliance breaks down. You just need to call our claims line and a contractor will be sent out same day to diagnose and fix the problem. If the covered item is unable to be repaired then we will replace it with a similar model.


Plans as low as $1 per day Call 877-660-1621 and receive a free quote !