Spooky Stories II | 5 More Busted Appliance Myths

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To help get into the Halloween spirit we thought we’d bring back Spooky Stories and bust a few more appliance myths.  What makes them so scary you ask?  For starters, many of them are commonly mistaken for truths.  But what’s even scarier is that these myths can potentially put you and your wallet at risk. Continue reading

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

What Temperature Should I Keep My Home? | Energy Saving Thermostat Tips

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As the cooler temperatures start creeping in, you’ll likely be turning on the heat soon.  You also probably already know that the temperature you set your thermostat to can have a major effect on your wallet.  You might remember we shared something a little while back where we talked about the best temperatures to set your Air Conditioning, and today we’re going to share a few similar tips for your furnace. Continue reading

What Temperature Should You Keep Your House? | Energy Saving AC Thermostat Tips

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Nobody likes being hot and uncomfortable when they’re trying to relax at home, which is why many of us have turned to Air Conditioners as the solution.  But what temperature should you set it to to beat the heat and avoid draining your wallet?  We’ve got a few suggestions and tips. Continue reading

Product Pick of the Week: Start Relays & Overloads

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We’re back with another installment of our Product Pick of the Week series.  Each week, we select an appliance part, part category, or product and talk a little about it.  This week’s pick goes out to the Refrigerator Start Relay and Overload.  In today’s post we’ll explain how the Start Relay and Overload work and share a few common signs that they may need to be replaced. Continue reading

WHY YOUR AIR CONDITIONER MAY BE BLOWING HOT AIR

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It’s summer time and time to prepare for those hot summer days! You turn on your air conditioner to cool your house, but you feel hot air blowing into all your rooms instead. It won’t be long into the season till you get upset with this. What could the issue be? Luckily we know a few reasons that could be the cause of the problem. This advice can be used for either in room or central air conditioners.
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Product Pick of the Week: Dryer Temperature Parts

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Thermistors, Thermostats, Thermal Fuses, Thermal Cutoffs… with so many parts monitoring the temperature of your dryer  it can get a little confusing.  Although they may all sound similar, each part serves a different purpose, working to make sure that your dryer is running safely and efficiently.

In this Product Pick of the Week, we’ll be talking about some of the most common temperature sensing and monitoring parts in your Dryer and share with you a few signs that they may need to be replaced.   Continue reading