Have you ever stopped to think about why appliances are so expensive? Among other reasons, appliances are expensive because they’re built to last many, many years. Yes, purchasing these complicated devices with electronics and mechanical elements is an investment. For that reason, it’s important to make sure you’re getting the most of your investment. What can you do to help your pricey appliances to live their longest possible life?

Keep them in good condition! Often, appliances will wear out faster from misuse and lack of maintenance faster than they will from manufacturing errors. For that reason, give your appliances – especially the expensive ones – a detailed inspection from time to time. How do the power cords look? Are there any frays, cracks, or burns? Are they plugged into outlets with GFCIs? Are they getting enough air circulation? Do any filters need to be cleaned or replaced? Asking questions like these can help to ensure that your appliances have a very long lifespan.

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