Appliances to take extra care of during the summer

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Warm summer days are spent swimming and soaking up in the sun, but did you know that your appliances are affected by the summer heat? The extreme heat conditions can get the best of your appliances if you are not keeping an eye on them. The heat causes your appliances to work harder than they are designed to and can cause them to wear out, work less efficiently, and break down.

It is important to maintain these appliances to ensure they’re in great condition as you’re getting ready for summer! Here are some tips on what you can do to make sure your appliances don’t give out on you this summer.

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What You Need to Know about Carbon Monoxide

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What is Carbon Monoxide (CO)? Where does it comes from? How can I prevent CO Poisoning?  What should I do if I suspect I have CO Poisoning? All very important questions that home owners and even businesses should ask themselves. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “more than 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning not linked to fires, more than 20,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 are hospitalized.” Luckily, there are ways to prevent this from happening.

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What Does a Power Outage Do to Your Appliances?

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Stormy weather, service work, and even that sneaky squirrel chewing on the lines can all cause power flickers, fluctuations, and of course outages.  We sit and wait, wondering “When’s the power going to come back on?”

But there’s another question that comes to mind for us and that’s “Is my home protected for when the power does come back on?”

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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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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