Archive for the ‘Appliance Maintenance’ Category

Five Top Factors in Washing Machine Maintenance

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

547495_washer_machine.jpg  While you consider the maintenance of your dryer as essential because of the many factors that can lead to malfunction, the number of factors that can lead to washing machines falling out of spec may escape your worry.  To keep your washing machine going as long and strong as your dryer, you may need to review the top five factors in washing machine maintenance that can save you costly repairs and replacement.

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Five Top Factors in Dryer Maintenance

Monday, June 11th, 2007

373221_electronic_washer.jpg If you start looking through warranties for various appliances, you’ll notice that many of the incidents not covered are the most common maintenance issues.  This is true of dryers as well.  However, when you consider the top five factors in dryer maintenance, most of the damage not covered is easily preventable.  Here are the most major concerns that are typically not under warranty and the ways to avoid problems.

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Energy Efficient Thermostats for Your Home

Monday, June 11th, 2007

672782_thermostat_2.jpg   One of the easiest ways to lose money on electrical usage in your home is through heating and cooling.  While some of it is human error, forgetting to change the temperature when you aren’t going to be home for a long period of time, much of it is due to the thermostat.  There are many ways to incorporate more energy efficient thermostats into your home, even taking the human aspect out of things.  Three options, each more aggressive than the next, can help you conserve energy and save money with a more efficient thermostat in your home.

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Keep Your Home Safe From Fires

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

127265_83416399-flames.jpg   When it comes to preventing fires in the home, we usually think of the obvious, such as turning off the stove and oven after cooking.  However, there are several fire hazards that are commonly left unaddressed that you should consider before declaring your home fireproof.  Here are just a few items you may have missed.

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Garbage Disposals: What Do You Know About Them?

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

325903_87336661-place-setting.jpg   You may not know a lot about your garbage disposal until it stops functioning and you have to replace it.  A lot of people take their garbage disposals for granted, not realizing what all is involved in their set up and capabilities.  However, if you want to make sure you replace your garbage disposal with a unit that will last for years without a hitch, you’ll want to learn about certain features and read reviews of various models.

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