Product Pick of the Week: Air Conditioner Compressors

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Summer is in full swing, which means that you’ve probably been using your air conditioner for the past few weeks.  But have you ever wondered how your air conditioner works?  Well, you’re in luck because in this week’s Product Pick we’re going to talk about just that.  Our pick this week goes to Air Conditioner Compressors, the in-between step in the cooling process. Continue reading

DIY: Fix Washing Machine That Won’t Drain

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Perhaps you’ve just ran a load of laundry, and much to your surprise as you lift open the door to find that your washing machine is full of water. Today we will list some common problem area’s for the washing machine as well as solutions for you to take in order to fix your machine quickly.

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Central A/C Maintenance Tips

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It’s that time of season again, and summer is already here. While you probably have been busy with friends, family, and work, you probably haven’t thought much about your central A/C unit. We have a few routine maintenance tips to help you save money and energy so you can spend more time doing the things you love! Continue reading

Guide to Choosing the Right Air Conditioner for Your Home

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We all spend months waiting for summer to return right when the season ends. As much as we look forward to the warm weather and the activities it brings, we forget how high temperatures can get. Once the season hits it’s peak – so does the humid heat. If central air conditioning is not an option for your home, there are plenty of inexpensive alternatives that would be perfect for your home.  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

Does this part work? | Using a Multimeter to Test for Continuity

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Sometimes it’s easy to identify what part needs to replaced on your appliance because you can see the damage:  a torn gasket, a broken hinge, a cracked drawer.

But when it comes to electrical components like fuses, thermostats, switches, heating elements, and circuit boards it can be a bit trickier because you can’t just look at the part and see that it needs to be replaced.

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The best thing to do is to test them with a volt-ohm, or multimeter.  Multimeters can be found in both digital and analog formats and allow you to quickly and easily check that the part is operating at the right resistance or has continuity.   Continue reading

How to Properly Clean Your Air Conditioner’s Condenser Unit

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Chances are that you’ve neglected your spring time cleaning because the summertime heat is just not here yet. We are here to help you get started! Your home’s air conditioning system sits idle for almost an entire year. To ensure it works efficiently, a proper and thorough cleaning is necessary.  A year’s worth of dirt and debris clogging the fins, a low coolant level, and a dirty blower fan can significantly reduce the effectiveness of your air conditioner and actually wear it out faster.

We will be giving you some simple maintenance steps that will only take you a few hours. And don’t worry – you don’t need to know the in’s and out’s about your air conditioner, we will walk you through the basics. Let’s get started!  Continue reading

Diagnosing Your Appliances

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Whether you’re planning on hiring a repairman to repair your appliances, or doing it yourself. It’s a good idea to have some sort of an idea on what is wrong with your appliance before beginning the repair process.  Being able to know the parts of your appliance and diagnose your it will save the repairman or yourself time.  Here is a guide on diagnosing some repairs on your dryer, dishwasher, and range.

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Product Pick of the Week: Lemi Shine

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23866389_sThis week’s Product Pick of the Week relates to a post we posted a few months ago called “Why are my Dishes Spotty and Cloudy?”  Aside from the reasons stated in that post, the type of water cleaning your dishes can effect whether or not they are cloudy as well. Who would have thought that there is more than one type of water? These differences are noticed in other everyday activities like showering and doing laundry. These different types of water can have an effect on how your water-using appliances are running, which in turn has an effect on your energy bill. So, what is the difference between hard water and soft water?

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Why is my Refrigerator Warm and Freezer Cold?

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We all know that moment. The moment that you open your refrigerator not to the refreshing cool blast of air on your face, but a strangely warm and slightly smelly blast of air on your face. There is nothing worse than a dysfunctional refrigerator. The most visited appliance is the appliance you should keep an eye on when it comes to maintenance. There are a few different reasons that your refrigerator would be warm while the freezer stays frozen, find out here what you need to check to fix it:15671456_ml.jpg Continue reading