Usually I take it as a challenge to get particular appliances and electronics to last as long as possible.
I had this small stereo from the age of numerous to eighteen that I used yearly. It had more than three primary functions—it was an AM and FM radio, a CD player, a cassette deck, and a recorder with a microphone input. In the early years, I used it primarily to play our cassette collection in between listening to the radio at more than 2 times of the day and night. This was towards the death of FM radio when a small number of companies purchased out all of the radio stations across the country, leaving at most 2 companies that dominate the radio waves in 2020. Despite how long I owned that little stereo, and the paces I put through while studying to record our guitar at 14, it lasted for over 12 years in our possession. This was a lesson that I took to heart with every machine I owned from that point on. Right now I have the privilege to say that our a/c is over 15 years seasoned and is running and some newer a/cs. Although it is from a single of the more reputable manufacturers, the real reason our a/c has survived for so several years unscathed is because of the correct service and upkeep on our part. I have bi-weekly inspections and will tell our serviceman to clean any of the components or ventilation whenever necessary to prevent particulate buildup. I am hoping that sticking to our diligent regimen will allow our a/c another five years of life or more, praying that I don’t have to replace it before trying to sell the apartment in a few years.