Sustainability as a holiday tradition has taken its place alongside twinkling lights, celebrations with families and friends and presents under the tree. A 2021 Accenture survey found that steps toward sustainability – making homemade gifts, secondhand shopping and not using traditional wrapping paper – had emerged as serious holiday season trend in the U.S. In … Continue reading "Why you should stop pre-rinsing your dishes today"
A well-maintained, properly functioning air conditioner can be your home’s most important appliance during the summer, particularly in times like this, with excessive heat warnings in effect for several states. Many residents of those areas are being advised to stay indoors for safety during the heat wave. If you are relying on a portable or … Continue reading "Tips to Maximize Air Conditioner Performance During Extreme Summer Heat"
Water is a necessity, and whether or not you live in an area where the water supply is under stress, every drop counts. Making simple changes at home can quickly add up to big water savings, both in the short and long-term. That can benefit the planet and your water bill. Saving water at home … Continue reading "4 Ways to Save Water With Your Appliances"
It’s easy to take your refrigerator for granted. It’s quiet and always there when you need it. With an average lifespan of 10-14 years, it is a reliable and essential part of your home. And you probably don’t think much about replacing it, until it breaks. There’s a good reason to replace it before then, … Continue reading "Want to save energy? It might be time to Flip Your Fridge!"
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"
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"
AHAM Verifide®. Energy Star. Energy Guide. What do those appliance labels mean? They aren’t just labels. If you take a closer look, you’ll get valuable information on how much energy the appliance uses, and how much you might be saving. AHAM Verifide: This signifies a room air cleaner meets certain attributes of the AHAM Verifide … Continue reading "AHAM Verifide, Energy Star, Energy Guide: What they mean"
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"