“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.
We’ve all been there. We go and buy ourselves new clothes and just a few washes later, they already look faded and worn out. Here’s a few tips on how to avoid this and keep our clothes fresh for years to come!
Our dryer is one of our most used appliances. We use this on a weekly basis and it helps us to keep our clothing clean and fresh. However, using drying racks to air dry our clothing can sometimes be an even better alternative. Here are some benefits of using drying racks.
Every few years one of our appliances seem to break or get into a funk where it involves a repair or even a brand new replacement. These repairs and replacements can be costly and can also be a hassle to deal with. Whether it be your refrigerator, your dishwasher, or your washer/dryer, there are tips to keep each and every one of these appliances in exceptional condition over a long period of time. Help yourself, avoid these altercations and save your money!
Whether you are relocating your dryer or installing a new one, there are a few safety precautions you should be sure to take upon doing so. It is important to be very cautious when disconnecting your dryer from the gas line because of potential fire hazards or gas explosions. If you feel at all hesitant about disconnecting your gas dryer yourself, make sure to contact a qualified technician to perform the task for you. However, taking the following steps during this process will ensure a safe disconnection:
Filters are used in almost every appliance, refrigerators have water filters, dryers have lint filters, furnaces have air filters, and even dishwashers have filters. Since filters are parts of your appliance that you are going to need to change or clean at one point or another you might as well learn how. So take a minute and learn when you need to change your appliance filters, and how to change them!
Across the country, thousands of house fires are caused by dryers every year. The number of incidents tends to increase in the fall and winter months as people begin to use their dryers more frequently. The main reason these fires break out is because people fail to keep this appliance properly cleaned and maintained. Taking a few extra minutes to perform these simple tasks will ensure you and your dryer have no issues this season.