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"
Did you hear that noise? It was summer knocking at the door. After a winter that had most of the U.S. dealing with record-breaking cold spells, I am ready to welcome the summer warmth. And, it’s not too early to think about pulling out the portable or room air conditioner to help cope with the … Continue reading "The Best of AHAM’s Air Conditioning Advice"
If you need another reason to dislike winter, dry winter air is a good one. It can dry out your nasal passages, which can make it tougher to bounce back from a stuffy nose. The dry air can aggravate asthma symptoms and cause dry skin. Over time, it can also damage your wooden floors and … Continue reading "Beat the dry winter air with a humidifier"
Safety, security, warranty: Why it’s important to have your appliances repaired by authorized providers
Every day, you rely on your appliances to keep yourself and your family safe, clean, fed and comfortable. It’s a disruption when one of them suddenly stops working. When a refrigerator breaks down, it can mean spoiled or unsafe food. A heater or air conditioner that malfunctions means you can be left to suffer through … Continue reading "Safety, security, warranty: Why it’s important to have your appliances repaired by authorized providers"
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"
When used and maintained properly, clothes dryers are extremely safe appliances. But accidents still happen. In 2010, nearly 15,500 fires occurred that involved clothes dryers, according to the National Fire Prevention Association. And the NFPA says that failure to clean the clothes dryer is the leading cause of fires involving dryers. When failure to … Continue reading "Tips to keep your dryer running safely"
Has a bargain price on a second-hand portable appliance at a thrift shop or yard sale caught your eye? The price may be right, but it’s important to research your purchase just as you would when buying a new appliance. Otherwise, it may end up costing you more in the end. Ask these five questions … Continue reading "5 questions to ask before buying a used appliance"
Appliances play a major role in your life, and it can be stressful when they break down. But when they do, you want a quick, inexpensive repair. That may not always be possible, depending on the nature of the issue and service required to address it. But how you initially respond can reduce the chance … Continue reading "How to keep appliance repair costs under control"
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"
Chances are you’ve had an appliance repairman at your home at some point over the years, and it probably involved him taking apart the appliance to try to find out what’s wrong with it. In the future, those days will be gone. If you haven’t been in an appliance showroom lately, you may not have … Continue reading "Smart Appliances: Smarter Than You Think"