Should you buy a portable air conditioner (PAC) or a room air conditioner (RAC)? Both will keep you cool, but it’s important to understand the differences so you can choose which will best help you keep your home comfortable. Here are five points to consider when deciding whether to buy a PAC or RAC: How … Continue reading "The Facts on PACs and RACs: Should you choose a portable or room air conditioner?"
Are you going to take advantage of Memorial Day or Father’s Day sales on appliances? While everyone loves a great deal, it’s important to make sure you’re buying the right appliances for you, your home and your loved ones. Fortunately, a little bit of research can save you another trip to the store to return … Continue reading "How to avoid returning home appliances"
Are you getting ready to buy a major appliance, like a refrigerator, washer, dryer, oven, dishwasher or room air conditioner? It’s a big decision that likely will play a role in your day-to-day life and routine for years to come. It’s essential that you do the necessary research to find the appliance you need. … Continue reading "11 tips for buying the right major appliance"
With the holiday season upon us, shoppers are doing their research and looking to take advantage of deals on home appliances. Across the board, from floor care to personal care, retailers and manufacturers are planning to deliver you innovative and energy efficient products this holiday season. And while the majority of consumers who buy appliances … Continue reading "5 Reasons for Returning Appliances and How You Can Do Better Research Before You Buy"
We all like to find good deals, and you may be on to finding some great ones this Labor Day weekend. But, put safety first if you are considering a second hand appliance. AHAM urges consumers to consider the following tips before purchasing a second-hand portable appliance: Ask the age and working condition of the … Continue reading "Put Safety First When Purchasing Second-Hand Appliances"
Canister or upright? With a bag or without? These are just a few of the questions you might have when trying to decide which vacuum to buy. Finding the right one can be more difficult than you think, especially if have pets, have limited storage space or have to carry the vacuum up a flight … Continue reading "Tips to Consider when Buying your Next Vacuum"
If you’ve been thinking about replacing your old refrigerator with a new one, now is a good time to do it. Under new energy efficiency standards released earlier this year by the U.S. Department of Energy, refrigerators, depending upon the model, can be up to 25 percent more efficient compared to refrigerators made just 10 … Continue reading "Save Some Green and Help the Environment When You Buy a New Refrigerator"
When a major household appliance needs replacing, you might be tempted to save some money by purchasing a used or refurbished one. However, what you save at the checkout counter often could end up costing you in higher utility bills, not to mention potential repair bills. Major appliances produced today are more efficient than ever … Continue reading "It Pays to Buy New When Shopping for Appliances"
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"
It’s that time of year when college freshman are moving into dorms and harried parents are trying to make sure their son or daughter has everything they need for the new school year. Besides a computer, probably the most important features in a dorm room are mini-refrigerators, microwaves and any other small appliances students can … Continue reading "College Students Need Appliances, Too"