Most experts agree that standard refrigerators can last anywhere between 10 to 18 years depending on how they are taken care of. In such a case the average lifespan can be placed at 14 years. Compact refrigerators on the other hand can remain functional for about 4 to 12 years making their average life expectancy 8 years. With these facts in mind it is important for anyone that wishes to enjoy the benefits of a functional refrigerator to consider various issues including cleanliness, maintenance and repair. In this article, we will discuss what you need to know to extend the life of your refrigerator. Click through to find out more on refrigerator maintenance tips.