Down the drain: Reduce trash with a food waste disposer

A food waste disposer can make cleaning up after a big meal or get-together a lot easier. Sometimes referred to as a “garbage disposal,” these under-the-sink appliances give you an environmentally friendly option for disposing of food waste, one that keeps your scraps out of landfills. The benefits food waste disposers can have on reducing … Continue reading "Down the drain: Reduce trash with a food waste disposer"

CES 2018 Preview: Six questions on home appliance innovations

CES always provides its share of flashy headlines and jaw-dropping media clips. Appliance manufacturers, including many AHAM members, will be displaying their appliance lines and looking to stand out with the latest innovations, features and designs. So what will be the top appliance themes at CES 2018? There are too many innovations to list here, … Continue reading "CES 2018 Preview: Six questions on home appliance innovations"

Food waste disposers: A better choice for your scraps

While nobody ever wants to waste food, it’s inevitable that you’ll sometimes have a few scraps left over. So, what’s wrong with tossing them in the trash? Think about what happens when you throw away trash. It could sit in a bag on your property and act as a tasty treat for critters. After that, … Continue reading "Food waste disposers: A better choice for your scraps"

How do manufacturers measure your oven’s baking ability? It’s a piece of cake.

  Your oven’s baking ability has already been tested long before it makes it to your kitchen. Appliance manufacturers put ranges and ovens through a rigorous series of tests to make sure they’re capable of churning out a steady stream of treats for you and your family. AHAM’s ER-1 standard for household electric ranges offers … Continue reading "How do manufacturers measure your oven’s baking ability? It’s a piece of cake."

How appliances save water every day

Two hundred and seventy billion gallons of water. It’s enough to fill 40 million Olympic-sized swimming pools. It’s also how much water would be saved if every home in the U.S. installed a new model dishwasher. What are you doing to save water? It’s a great question to ask yourself on World Water Day, March … Continue reading "How appliances save water every day"

Save Money and Help the Environment with these Energy Saving Tips

Everyone would like to use less energy and reduce their monthly electricity bill. AHAM has assembled some quick and easy tips to help you reduce the amount of energy your appliances use. Every bit adds up. If you are replacing your refrigerator, do not use the old refrigerator as a second refrigerator because it won’t … Continue reading "Save Money and Help the Environment with these Energy Saving Tips"

Keep Your Clothes Dryer Operating Safety and Efficiently with These Tips

Proper installation and maintenance of clothes dryers are an important part of ensuring that the appliance performs as designed. The dryer venting materials are an important factor in dryer performance and safety. AHAM recommends the use of rigid sheet metal or corrugated semi-rigid sheet metal venting material. Never use coiled-wire foil or plastic venting material. … Continue reading "Keep Your Clothes Dryer Operating Safety and Efficiently with These Tips"

Rewarding Refrigerator Recycling in Utah

Do you know that on average, approximately 90 percent of major household appliances (by weight) are recycled each year? Additionally, according to the Steel Recycling Institute (SRI), the typical appliance contains 60 percent steel which can be recycled rather than being sent to a landfill.  Recycling has even more environmental benefits, too.   According to SRI, … Continue reading "Rewarding Refrigerator Recycling in Utah"

Energy Department and AHAM Join Forces on ENERGY STAR Testing for Appliances

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today in a blog posting that it recognizes AHAM as an ENERGY STAR certification body for clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, refrigerator/freezers and freezers. EPA states: “This agreement is a reflection of DOE’s and AHAM’s extensive and long-standing collaborative work together on verification and represent the kind of creative, … Continue reading "Energy Department and AHAM Join Forces on ENERGY STAR Testing for Appliances"

AHAM President Joe McGuire Discusses New Clothes Washer Sustainability Standard

In a July column in Appliance Design magazine, AHAM President Joe McGuire highlights the first-ever sustainability standard for clothes washers developed jointly by AHAM, CSA Group and Underwriters Laboratories. McGuire writes, “The goal of this standard is to provide meaningful environmental performance information to manufacturers, governments, retailers, and consumers about clothes washers and to drive … Continue reading "AHAM President Joe McGuire Discusses New Clothes Washer Sustainability Standard"