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 in an area affected by wildfire smoke, take these steps to … Continue reading "Using an Air Cleaner to Manage Wildfire Smoke"
As the summer heat bakes much of the U.S., you might find yourself in need of replacing that old (and probably less efficient) room air conditioner. Before going out to the local home improvement store, you should check out the directory of AHAM Verifide® room air conditioners. Room air conditioners carrying the AHAM Verifide mark … Continue reading "Need a New Room Air Conditioner? Check Out These Tips Before You Buy!"
Tens of millions of people in the U.S., from the Pacific Northwest to the Northeast, are riding out early summer heat waves. Along with uncomfortable humidity and sweat, heat waves can bring higher energy bills. You may not be able to completely offset the increase in your power bill that often comes with hot weather, … Continue reading "Heat Wave: Air conditioner and appliance advice to save energy and stay cool"
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"
Across the country, many people are looking to simplify their lives and lower their housing costs by downsizing their living spaces. Their choice of accommodations ranges from permanent or semi-permanent “tiny houses” or “micro-apartments,” extra-small apartment units in densely populated areas. But downsizing doesn’t necessarily mean giving up on the appliance conveniences they’ve grown accustomed … Continue reading "It’s the little things: Small appliances add big convenience to tiny houses"
Days of the oppressive heat dome have left people across the country feeling more than a little hot under the collar. Your air conditioner may be your best ally during a string of hot summer days, turning a stuffy space into an oasis from the heat. These tips apply to both portable and room air … Continue reading "Smash through the heat dome with this air conditioning advice"
Two hundred and seventy billion gallons of water. It’s enough to fill 40 million Olympic-sized swimming pools. It’s also how much water would be saved if every home in the U.S. installed a new model dishwasher. What are you doing to save water? It’s a great question to ask yourself on World Water Day, March … Continue reading "How appliances save water every day"
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"
If you find yourself stopping off at a coffee shop before work each morning, lugging home cases of bottled water from the grocery or always eating out, you might want to look at how home appliances can save you money. Even better, most of them you probably already have in your kitchen so why not … Continue reading "Five Appliances that Save You Money"
It’s that time of the year when many consumers find themselves in the market for a new room air conditioner. Upon walking into a store to purchase one, one of the first things a consumer may notice is the AHAM Verifide label on the product’s box. Room air conditioners carrying the AHAM Verifide mark have … Continue reading "Beat the Heat with a New AHAM Verifide Room Air Conditioner"