Are You and Your Furnace Ready for Winter?

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As the cold mornings begin to set in and we spend that few extra minutes to defrost our cars, it is evident that winter is not as far away as it may seem. With that being said, it is important to make sure your furnace is ready for when the cold mornings start turning into days. Doing a few maintenance checks, cleaning, and replacements will ensure your furnace is fully functional for the winter months. It is highly recommended to begin this process sooner rather than later to avoid having problems at inconvenient times. Make sure to disconnect your furnace from its power source, and then follow the tips below to get started! Continue reading

Not Only Is My Phone Smart, But My Appliances Can Be Too?

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Although smart appliances were introduced a few years back, a lot of people are still not well informed about them because of the price or the availability of these appliances. Appliances such as these have a life span on average of 5, 10 or sometimes even 15 years if you keep up on maintenance. With just a simple app download, these technology advancements have appliances from General Electric, Whirlpool, Samsung and LG doing things your old household appliances could never have imagined. Continue reading

3 Ways Your Range Can Become a Toaster

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The biggest question that we never ask ourselves is, “Am I getting the most use out of my appliance?” We never question the basic functions of our appliances because, well, they are basic and why would we want to change that? However, you would be surprised how many more ways you can use your appliances outside of your daily cooking and cleaning routines.

A case in point of the unknown functions of our appliances are the many uses your gas or electric range has to offer. Below we have provided you with three different methods on how to toast your bread using an electric or gas range/oven.  Continue reading

Summertime Tips: Designing Your Outdoor Kitchen

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An outdoor kitchen expands your living space in the best ways – it allows you to cook, eat, and entertain with ease. Summer is the best time for backyard BBQ’s and family gatherings, so  having a well designed outdoor kitchen is as crucial. It can be as functional as an indoor kitchen, as welcoming as a living room and as entertaining as a family room. This layout may seem tricky to achieve, but with these tips & suggestions you can start your outdoor kitchen design today! Continue reading

Gas or Electric?

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So, the time has come to replace your range. Finding that perfect range that has all of the features and functions you want is difficult enough with all of the choices on the market, but the first major decision you should be making is gas or electric? Many people have only ever owned one or the other so they don’t consider the other one when buying. However, both gas and electric ranges have different pros and cons and without knowing them you may be buying the wrong one or your particular needs. Here are some pros and cons to both gas and electric ranges.Gas vs Electric

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How to Ready Your Appliances for Springtime Energy Efficiency

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The birds are chirping, the grass is getting greener, the flowers are in bloom, and you can smell it in the air – Yes, it is something we call spring and it is in full effect. Some cringe at the though of starting their spring cleaning, but if it means becoming more energy efficient, how bad could it really be?

Some tips are obvious, “no-brainers,” but tend to be easily forgotten! Keep reading to get a head start on your spring savings: Continue reading

How to Fix a Drying Machine that Will Not Turn On

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Appliance repair may seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually pretty easy! The hardest part is probably finding what part is which and what goes where. But don’t fret, we’ve got you covered. There are a few common parts that can cause your dryer not to start. This information involves both gas & electric drying machines.

Again, don’y worry because we have all the parts here: 1st Source Servall Dryer Part

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Want to Save Money & Energy During Those Harsh Winters?

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As we all know, once the new year hits so do frigid winter snow storms! While trying to survive in the seemingly arctic tundra, we are also trying to stay on top of our utility bills. In addition to heating your cozy home you are faced with astronomical energy bills. The major appliances in your home – refrigerators, washers, and dryers all account for a big chunk of your utility bill. To make matters more complex, if your refrigerator or washing machines are more than a decade old, you’re spending a lot more on energy than you need to.

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