As wildfires continue to burn in multiple states, millions are turning to air cleaners (sometimes called air purifiers) to manage the effects of smoke on 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 in an area affected by … Continue reading "Using an Air Cleaner to Manage Wildfire Smoke"
With millions sheltering at home while they work to slow the spread of COVID-19, households are relying on their appliances more than ever. And that is true for all appliances, from the refrigerator to the clothes washer to the stand mixer. “People who normally cook once or twice a year are now using their ovens … Continue reading "Your Guide to Appliance Repair During COVID-19"
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"
How clean is the air you breathe? It’s a question on many people’s minds as seasonal allergies wreak havoc on sinuses across the U.S. Several of your home appliances can help reduce pollen and pollutants in your home, but an air cleaner is your go-to product if you want to improve the quality of the … Continue reading "How to choose the best air cleaner for your home"
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"