Grocery prices are on the rise. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices are 7.4 percent overall in the past 12 months in the agency’s food at home index, with the sharpest increases in meat and seafood. But prices for kitchen staples like milk and eggs are also heading upward, and many people … Continue reading "Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste at Home"
While nobody ever wants to waste food, it’s inevitable that you’ll sometimes have a few scraps left over. So, what’s wrong with tossing them in the trash? Think about what happens when you throw away trash. It could sit in a bag on your property and act as a tasty treat for critters. After that, … Continue reading "Food waste disposers: A better choice for your scraps"
We’ve already looked at how you can dispose of food scraps without sending them to a landfill. But what about the food that goes bad, or those leftovers you simply didn’t get around to eating? Putting them through your food waste disposer might be an option, but wouldn’t you rather they hadn’t gone bad in … Continue reading "Stop throwing away food"
Are you going to eat that? We hope so. If not, you could be throwing away more than a few extra bites. A 2015 survey by the American Chemistry Council put the cost of wasted food at $640 per year, per household. Regardless of whether the food is scraps, leftovers, uneaten portions or spoiled food, … Continue reading "Food waste disposers cut trash in neighborhoods and landfills"
AHAM Verifide®. Energy Star. Energy Guide. What do those appliance labels mean? They aren’t just labels. If you take a closer look, you’ll get valuable information on how much energy the appliance uses, and how much you might be saving. AHAM Verifide: This signifies that the appliance meets certain attributes of the AHAM Verifide program, … Continue reading "AHAM Verifide, Energy Star, Energy Guide: What they mean"
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"
In the November issue of Appliance Design Magazine, AHAM President Joe McGuire pens a column titled, “Ahead of the Curve: Sustainability Standard,?? highlighting the first sustainability standard for refrigeration products (7001/CSA SPE 7001/UL 7001-2012) that AHAM and its partners, CSA Standards and UL Environment released in June. McGuire notes, “The standards are credible and compatible … Continue reading "Staying Ahead of the Curve with Sustainability"