Why is the Space Between The Doors on My Refrigerator Getting Hot?

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Seeing as your refrigerator is meant to keep things cool, it can be a bit of a shock when part of it is suddenly burning hot.  A common issue with side-by-side refrigerators, especially older models, is that the portion between the two compartment doors gets hot.  And not just a little warm to the touch, but noticeably hot.

So what causes this?  And what can you do about it?

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The Fridge of the Future!

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Let’s talk about the Refrigerator. Let’s be honest, it’s the fan favorite in the appliance family. It’s the most important because it holds the food. It also displays the achievements of the household, exhibits the young artists work and the place where you leave cute notes to your loved ones like “WE’RE OUT OF MILK!”

So, with all these awesome benefits, how could the fridge get any better? We’re glad you asked. Thanks to major advances in technology, it just got 1000x’s better…

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A Guide to “Going Green” in Honor of Earth Day

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“Going Green”, or leading a more environmentally friendly lifestyle to protect the environment and sustain natural resources,  is a lifestyle many of us may enact on a regular basis–or we at least try our best to do so. Changing your lifestyle completely to do this, however, can be difficult.  Many of us know the basics, like the importance of recycling, turning off our lights when we leave a room, and trying to reduce the amount of waste we create.

What you might not be familiar with is how to use your appliances in the most efficient way possible.  Not only do these methods save electricity, water, or natural fuels, they can save you money as well. There are ways to change the way you use all of your main home appliances in order to be more “green”, and you can start doing them right away.  With Earth Day less than two weeks away on April 22nd,  this is the perfect time to make these small changes in honor of your planet.

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Front Load vs. Top Load Washer

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The sales associate slowly backs away as you argue with your mother in the middle of the appliance store. You try to tell her that the front load washer is the best choice and she counters that argument by telling you about how long the family has relied in the top load washer. This has been a pretty controversial subject ever since the front load washer made a comeback in the early 2000’s.

Well, we are here to share a little secret with you…

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Keeping Your Laundry Room Clean and Organized

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Whether you are just doing laundry for yourself or you have a house full of children that make never-ending piles of clothes that need to be washed, doing laundry can get overwhelming if you are working in a messy space.  Washer and dryer units take up a lot of room wherever they are in your home, not to mention the extensive space that is occupied by laundry baskets and piles of clean or dirty clothes. Here are some great ways to clean and organize where you do your laundry that will make the process of doing laundry much easier for you.  Continue reading

Our Trusty Kitchen Cleaners Explained

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Spring has finally sprung! And our least favorite part of the season has arrived as well: Spring Cleaning! Yes, you heard it right folks. No one enjoys the time and effort spent on staying in on those sunny days to clean your entire home. Luckily, 1st Source has a way to cut your cleaning time in half! We have provided you with a list of our trusty kitchen cleaners and how they are used. Read below for more information.

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3 Ways to Personalize Your Appliances

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We pride ourselves on making our homes reflect our personal style and taste. We hand pick the perfect furniture and paint for the walls but one thing that seems to be out of our control is the look of our most important, everyday pieces our appliances. They are the center of many activities in the house and we, including others, have to see them every day. And let’s face it, they aren’t the prettiest things to look at.

We’ve all been there…

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