Ask Your Manufacturer Before You Disinfect Your Appliances

Sanitizers and disinfectants have been popular items since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic as consumers step up their cleaning vigilance at home. There are hundreds of disinfectant products that the U.S. EPA and Health Canada say are proven to kill COVID-19 on surfaces. However, though the products the EPA recommends may kill the … Continue reading "Ask Your Manufacturer Before You Disinfect Your Appliances"

Your Guide to Appliance Repair During COVID-19

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"

Ask these questions before you hire an appliance repair technician

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 to choose the best air cleaner for your home

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"

AHAM’s Top 5 Posts of 2017

Before we jump into 2018, let’s take a moment to revisit our most-read posts from 2017. We covered a wide range of topics, from chef-approved ways to grill indoors, to keeping your home safe after a hurricane. That variety is evident in our top posts of the year. We are grateful to our readers – … Continue reading "AHAM’s Top 5 Posts of 2017"

Vacuum features, settings and technique: Expert advice

Vacuums are one of your go-to appliances as you strive to keep your home clear of dirt, dust, pet hair and allergens. There’s a good chance vacuuming is part of your daily or weekly routine. A 2013 global survey by AHAM member Electrolux found that 33% of respondents vacuumed 2-5 times per week, 13% vacuumed … Continue reading "Vacuum features, settings and technique: Expert advice"

Safety, security, warranty: Why it’s important to have your appliances repaired by authorized providers

Every day, you rely on your appliances to keep yourself and your family safe, clean, fed and comfortable. It’s a disruption when one of them suddenly stops working. When a refrigerator breaks down, it can mean spoiled or unsafe food. A heater or air conditioner that malfunctions means you can be left to suffer through … Continue reading "Safety, security, warranty: Why it’s important to have your appliances repaired by authorized providers"

Keep your freezer frost-free

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"

How to keep appliance repair costs under control

Appliances play a major role in your life, and it can be stressful when they break down. But when they do, you want a quick, inexpensive repair. That may not always be possible, depending on the nature of the issue and service required to address it. But how you initially respond can reduce the chance … Continue reading "How to keep appliance repair costs under control"

Appliances Need Routine Maintenance, Too

Appliances, even small ones, are an investment and need to be properly maintained just like an automobile. Failure to do so can shorten the lifespan of the appliance and it can become a serious safety issue. According to a recent article on FoxNews.com, coffee machines should be cleaned regularly. “’It’s just like a car. Just … Continue reading "Appliances Need Routine Maintenance, Too"