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"
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"
When used and maintained properly, clothes dryers are extremely safe appliances. But accidents still happen. Between 2010 and 2014, fire departments responded to an average of nearly 16,000 fires involving clothes dryers or washing machines each year, according to the National Fire Prevention Association. And the NFPA says that failure to clean the clothes … Continue reading "Tips to keep your dryer running safely"
With memories of massive snowfalls still fresh in the minds of many, it’s easy to forget that spring allergy season is just about here. When the first sniffles of spring strike, allergy sufferers may be tempted to hole up and avoid the outdoors. But the air inside may be just as bad or even worse, … Continue reading "Give the air in your home a spring cleaning"
Proper installation and maintenance of clothes dryers are an important part of ensuring that the appliance performs as designed. The dryer venting materials are an important factor in dryer performance and safety. AHAM recommends the use of rigid sheet metal or corrugated semi-rigid sheet metal venting material. Never use coiled-wire foil or plastic venting material. … Continue reading "Keep Your Clothes Dryer Operating Safety and Efficiently with These Tips"
The most helpful household appliance, at least when it comes to saving time and backbreaking work, has to be the clothes washer. Clothes washers have come a long way over the decades, and they’re now more energy efficient than ever—even while the average tub size has grown. In fact, a clothes washer manufactured in 2011 … Continue reading "Lower Your Utility Bill by Choosing an AHAM Verifide Clothes Washer"
One hundred years ago, doing the laundry was an all-day affair and it often was back-breaking work for those who had to do it. As technology advanced, manufacturers designed washers and dryers that took much of the sweat out of wash day and left people with a lot more time to do other things. More … Continue reading "Washers and Dryers: Now More Energy Efficient and with More Options"