2015

  • Tips For Boosting Your Air Conditioner's Energy Efficiency

    Having an efficient air conditioning system in your home can help to significantly reduce the amount of money you must spend on energy to cool your house. Some homeowners fail to appreciate the steps that they can take to improve the efficiency of their existing system and may simply assume that the only option for significantly increasing efficiency is to replace the unit. However, you may be able to achieve noticeable efficiency boosts by using these tips.
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  • Is Your Refrigerator Running? Learning to Recognize Major Impending Problems

    The refrigerator in your home has an important task: keeping your family's food not only contained, but safe to consume. So if a refrigerator goes down unexpectedly, you can be left in a huge mess, facing the possibility of losing hundreds of dollars in food supplies. It is always best if you can diagnose a problem with your refrigerator before it completely quits so you can avoid finding yourself in a panic, trying to find a way to keep your food from spoiling.
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  • Salvaging Your Food When You Can't Afford Fast Refrigerator Repair

    People who are having financial trouble may face a real problem if the refrigerator breaks down and there's no money until payday. They might have to decide whether to apply for a high-interest loan or wait a few days to get the appliance repaired. If you're in a similar situation, consider what you can do to salvage your food before making a decision on how to proceed.  Ice for the Refrigerator
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  • How To Test And Replace The Door Switches On A Microwave

    Every microwave has switches that are activated when you close the door to your microwave. If the switches go bad, the electric circuit is disrupted and the microwave won't work. Here is how to check the door switches and replace them if necessary. You Will Need: Phillips Head Screwdriver Ohms Meter Safety First: You should unplug the microwave to avoid getting an electrical shock. Remove Switches Open the door on the microwave so you can remove the grill panel.
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  • 3 Ways To Prolong the Life of Your Dishwasher

    Buying a new dishwasher can easily cost several hundred dollars or more, which is why you should take every step possible to prolong the life of your current dishwasher. Unfortunately, many people fail to understand that, in order to get the most out of them, they must give their dishwashers regular care and maintenance. Here are a few simple yet effective steps you can take to extend the life of your dishwasher and save yourself money on appliance repair and replacement down the road.
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  • Two Of Your Questions About Boiler Treatments Answered

    Your home's boiler system is a critical device for ensuring that cold winter temperatures do not impact the comfort of your home. However, many new homeowners may be unaware of the various maintenance steps that are needed to keep a boiler working at peak efficiency. Sadly, failing to adequately care for your boiler can result in substantial damages and decreased performance for your boiler. To this end, boiler treatments can be an excellent way of combating some of the more common problems that these units can encounter, but for those who have never had this work done before, understanding the following answers to routine questions should help to make this task less confusing.
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  • 3 Easy Ways To Extend The Life Of Your New Washing Machine

    Sure, you used your parent's washing machine while growing up and you have used a variety of different washing machines in different rentals and laundromats. However, none of those washing machines were yours. When you purchase your own washer, and make a large financial investment in it, you will suddenly find yourself caring how long that washer lasts. Here are a three tips on how you can extend the life of your first, brand new washing machine.
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  • Your Renting A Furnished Home: Who Pays For Appliance Repair?

    When you rent a home it is your landlord's responsibility to maintain a habitable environment. However, the type of repairs needed and who is at fault help determine who pays. Some homes come furnished with appliances, like a refrigerator, dishwasher, or washer and dryer. When these appliances are part of the home, it can be confusing when determining who is responsible for appliances that are not working properly. Just remember, there are responsibilities for you, the renter, and the landlord, and knowing these can help you maintain a good renter/landlord relationship.
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  • Top Reasons to Replace Your Evaporative Cooler

    Have you recently moved into an older home that has a swamp cooler and not a central air conditioner? Are you wondering whether you should keep the home the way it is or whether you should install an air conditioner? Here are some reasons why installing a central air conditioner might be right for you: Evaporative cooling doesn't work if it's too hot An evaporative cooler is great if you live in a relatively dry but mild area.
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  • 4 Reasons To Buy A Front Loading Washer

    Front load washing machines use updated technology that can improve your laundry experience. Here are four of the top reasons to choose these newer models of washers. 1. They Are More Efficient One of the top reasons people choose the more expensive front-loading washers over the traditional top-loading varieties is their efficiency. Many of these machines are considered naturally energy efficient because of how the drums are located in the front of the machine.
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