FAQ – How Long do Fridges Last? 

In our experience as kitchen appliance suppliers, we often encounter the question “How long should fridges last?”. When it comes to your kitchen appliances, your fridge is arguably the most important since it prevents all your fresh food from going bad. Your fridge breaking down without notice can be a real disaster. 

If you’re wondering how long your fridge is supposed to last, Modern Living is here to shine a light on the matter. 

How Long Should Fridges Last? 

So how long are fridges supposed to last? Most fridges are designed to last anywhere between 10 to 15 years with the average lifespan being around 12 years. How long your fridge will last depends on various factors including the brand and how well you take care of it. 

A faulty appliance might break within a matter of months, while a well-maintained one will last closer to the 15-year mark. Spotting early signs of issues and maintaining your fridge will help extend its lifespan, saving you money in the long run. 

3 Signs That Your Fridge is Dying

If your fridge has run its course, there’s a good chance you’ll notice some signs. Here are the top three signs to look out for: 

  1. Food Isn’t Staying Fresh

Your fridge is supposed to keep produce fresh for longer so if it’s not doing that, there is a chance something is not quite right. Whether frozen items aren’t staying frozen, or fresh produce is rotting faster than usual, it’s time to call an expert )or start shopping for a new fridge). 

  1. You’re Noticing Condensation

Some condensation on the inside of your fridge might not be a concerning sign.But if you’re noticing a lot of condensation on the outside of your fridge, it’s likely an issue that should be addressed. Problems with the door seal or the gasket are usually the cause for excess condensation.  

  1. Your Fridge is Getting Hot

While it’s not unusual for your fridge to feel slightly warm, a hot appliance is a definite sign you should be concerned about. If your fridge feels hot to the touch, it’s often a signal the appliance is working harder than it’s supposed to. 

Shop Modern Fridges With Modern Living

Sometimes it’s too late for repairs and the only option left is to replace your fridge. If this is the case then you’re definitely at the right place. At Modern Living  you will find a broad range of fridges and fridge-freezers, from leading brands such as CDA, Bosch, Candy and many more. 

If you’re struggling with choosing the right model or have any questions, our friendly team is always happy to help. Give us a call, send us an email or fill out our contact form. Alternatively, visit our Bradford showroom, where you can browse the full range in person and speak with our sales representatives. 

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