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  • The average lifespan of common household appliances

    The average lifespan of common household appliances

    “When appliances make weird electrical sounds or leak water, they chill a homeowner’s heart. Either of those adverse events can signal the end of an appliance’s life The lifetime of an appliance depends on how often it is used. A washing machine laboring under 10 loads a week will conk out earlier than one that has to suds up only  Read More »
  • New water heater technology aims to reduce enegy usage dramatically

    New water heater technology aims to reduce enegy usage dramatically

    “A new high efficiency, ultra-low emissions commercial water heating and space cooling unit, which begins field demonstrations at two Southern California restaurants this week, could dish out energy savings, lower operating costs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions for foodservice and hospitality facility operators. That’s according to Stone Mountain Technologies, Inc. (SMTI), maker of the new technology, which uses a thermally  Read More »
  • Appliance repair company not honoring your service agreement? Fight back!

    Appliance repair company not honoring your service agreement? Fight back!

    “‘It was frustrating. It was the most frustrating. I would get on the phone and my decibel level would go higher and I would have to leave the room where my mother was, and go to a different floor, close the door, and scream my head off,’ Meyers said. Meyers said the store kept missing their repair appointments. ‘Four times  Read More »
  • Tips for avoiding getting scammed by furnance repair companies

    Tips for avoiding getting scammed by furnance repair companies

    “When the weather gets cold and your furnace goes out, you may be tempted to hire the first contractor who can get there the fastest to get your heat back on. Although there are some good contractors who provide great service at a fair price, there are also some who take advantage of people who are unfamiliar with furnaces and  Read More »
  • How to decide whether to repair or replace an appliance

    How to decide whether to repair or replace an appliance

    “When it’s 3 to 5 years old, that’s when things start to break, like the control board on a stove, and that’s when it’s time to decide whether to fix it or buy a new one. “It really dictates on your desire for features and the price you pay, which kind of controls your emotions on whether you should fix  Read More »