Appliances to take extra care of during the summer: Water Heater

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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. This week our appliance to take extra care of this summer is your Water Heater!

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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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What to Do with Your Old Appliances

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Replacing parts in an appliance can extend its life significantly, but eventually the time comes to replace it.  So what do you do with it?

If you have an older appliance sitting in your garage or basement that you didn’t know how to dispose of or are currently using as an extra, you are not alone.  Millions of others are currently in the same predicament; stuck with an appliance they no longer want or using extra energy to run it.

Which brings us back to the question: So what do you do with it?  The good news is, you actually have quite a few options to choose from.  You can Recycle it, Scrap it, Trade or Turn it in, Donate it, or Trash it.

Let us tell you a little bit about each of your options.

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