During wildfire season, many people in areas affected by smoke use air cleaners (sometimes called air purifiers) to improve the air quality in their homes. How an air cleaner is maintained and operated can affect its performance. If you are using an air cleaner to manage wildfire smoke, take these steps to ensure that your … Continue reading "Using an Air Cleaner to Manage Wildfire Smoke"
Over the course of the nearly two-year COVID-19 pandemic, people have relied on their appliances more than ever. And that is true for all appliances, from the refrigerator to the clothes washer to the stand mixer. It is rarely convenient when an appliance requires service. But COVID-19 has added another layer to the usual routine … Continue reading "Your Guide to Appliance Repair During COVID-19"
How clean is the indoor air you breathe, and how can you make it cleaner? Between the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, seasonal wildfires and spring allergy season, those are questions many are asking. Several home appliances can help reduce indoor pollutants, but an air cleaner is your go-to product if you are focused on improving the … Continue reading "How to Choose the Best Air Cleaner for Your Home"
It’s the first day of school. You are rushing around, trying to get the kids ready and out the door on time. As you reach into your refrigerator to grab their lunches, you notice it feels warm inside. Your thermometer reads well above the recommended 37-40 degrees. It is time to call a repair technician. … Continue reading "Ask these questions before you hire an appliance repair technician"
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"
Advancements in clothes washer technology have led to dramatic decreases in energy and water consumption and larger average tub volume. A new high-efficiency unit, compared to a 10-year-old clothes washer, will save more than 5000 gallons of water per year and nearly $135 in operating costs from decreased electrical consumption. Like all household appliances, clothes … Continue reading "How to prevent odor, mold and mildew in your washing machine"
As the weather becomes hotter and more humid, frost is usually no more than a memory. But it can occasionally make an off-season appearance in your freezer. There are reasons why it happens, even in frost-free models. Newer refrigerators retain colder temperatures than their predecessors. When the refrigerator or freezer doors are opened—especially in hot, … Continue reading "Keep your freezer frost-free"
When was the last time you cleaned out the filter in your dishwasher? Do you keep it full of a rinse aid? Is there a bad odor coming from your kitchen sink? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might not have been properly maintaining your appliances. Although today’s appliances are much … Continue reading "Follow These Tips to Keep Your Dishwasher and Food Waste Disposal Working"