Product Pick of the Week: Dryer Timers

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Dryers: we’re all pretty familiar with them.  For decades, they’ve helped to make laundry a little bit easier, saving us the hassle of having to line dry everything and speeding things up so we can have our warm fluffy towels, dry clothes, blankets, and more sooner.

We turn the knob, push start and expect it to handle the rest.  But how does the dryer know just what to do?  Part of this is thanks to the Dryer Timer, a key player when it comes to managing the different cycles, which is why they’re this week’s Product Pick. Continue reading

What Temperature Should I Keep My Home? | Energy Saving Thermostat Tips

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As the cooler temperatures start creeping in, you’ll likely be turning on the heat soon.  You also probably already know that the temperature you set your thermostat to can have a major effect on your wallet.  You might remember we shared something a little while back where we talked about the best temperatures to set your Air Conditioning, and today we’re going to share a few similar tips for your furnace. Continue reading

How to Ensure Your Range is Ready for Fall Baking

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Now that summer has come to an end, everyone is starting to bake their fall favorites. Whether you enjoy apple crisp, pumpkin pie, or Sunday sauce, it is important to make sure your oven and stove-top are ready to go. Performing some maintenance on your range for this fall season will ensure you have no problems meeting all of your cooking and baking needs! Below are a few steps to properly clean and maintain this appliance. Continue reading

Let’s Talk Lights!

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No matter what the appliance is you can guarantee that somewhere inside of it there is a light bulb. Otherwise how would we be able to see our food, clothes, or whatever else is inside the appliance? Like all other light bulbs you use in your home, it is inevitable that at some point that light bulb is going to burn out.  So take a minute to learn how to replace the light bulb in some of your major appliances so you’re not caught in the dark, literally!

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Getting Your Home Ready for Fall | Fall Home Tips

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As much as many of us would like to hang on to summer, Fall is just about here and with that brings cooler days, longer nights, and for those of us farther North changing leaves and frosty mornings.  With the changing of the seasons, there’s some prep to be done.


Outdoor Prep:


Check your Gutters –  Clean out any leaves or debris that may have collected up there to make sure that they drain properly.  While you’re up there, you should also check for any damage and repair or replace pieces as necessary. To prevent leaves from collecting and clogging them, consider installing mesh guards. Continue reading

Recall Information: GE Recalls Select Top-Loading Washers Due to Fire Hazard

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At 1st Source Servall, we want to make sure that our readers and customers are aware of the latest appliance recalls to ensure your safety.

As of September 15th, General Electric has issued a recall on certain Top-Loading Washers.  A component of the washer may potentially overheat, creating a fire hazard.  The recall includes 3 different GE Profile high-efficiency models sold in the colors gold, grey, and white between June of 2003 and October of 2011. The affected models are:

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Product Pick of the Week: Door Handles

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Whether it be on the fridge, the oven, dishwasher, washer, dryer, or even the microwave Door Handles get a lot of use.  Everyday we pull, and pull, and pull on them again expecting the appliance to open and just about every time they deliver.

Without this one tough and simple part, we wouldn’t be able to access our appliances with ease which is why we’ve made Door Handles our Product Pick of the Week. Continue reading