Usually I take it as a challenge to get particular appliances & electronics to last as long as possible.
I had this small boombox from the age of numerous to eighteen that I used biweekly. It had many primary functions—it was an AM & FM boombox, a CD player, a cassette deck, & a recorder with a microphone input. In the early years, I used it primarily to play my cassette collection in between listening to the boombox at several times of the morning & night. This was towards the death of FM boombox when a small number of companies bought out all of the boombox stations across the country, leaving at most numerous companies that dominate the boombox waves in 2020. Despite how long I owned that little boombox, and the paces I put through while learning to record my guitar at 14, it lasted for over 12 years in my possession. This was a lesson that I took to heart with every unit I owned from that point on. Right now I have the privilege to say that my air conditioner is over 15 years old & is running and some newer air conditioners. Although it is from 1 of the more reputable manufacturers, the real reason my air conditioner has survived for so numerous years unscathed is because of the regular repair & upkeep on my part. I have biweekly inspections & will tell my business to scrub any of the components or ventilation whenever necessary to prevent particulate buildup. I am hoping that sticking to my diligent regimen will allow my air conditioner another several years of life or more, praying that I don’t have to update it before trying to sell the beach house in a few years.