4 Maintenance Tips For Your Dishwasher To Keep It Running Efficiently


A dishwasher is used frequently, especially if you have a large family. To keep you from having to hand wash your dishes, below are four maintenance tips to prevent problems as well as to keep your dishwasher running efficiently. Inspect and Clean Filters and Screens You should find a filter or a screen located at the bottom of your dishwasher above the food drain. This is there to catch large food particles and other large debris.

22 November 2016

Questions To Ask When You Shop For Used Appliances


When you're in the market for a new-to-you home appliance, it can be advantageous to shop at a retailer that has a sizable selection of used products. Doing so can save you a considerable amount of money, while also helping you end up with an appliance that works perfectly well. Focus your shopping efforts on reputable retailers; while it might be tempting to save money by shopping for used appliances in your online classifieds, the average seller will not stand behind the product in the same manner as a reputable store.

14 July 2016

Clothes Taking Longer To Dry? Here Are Some Reasons Why


Many people love the feeling of reaching into a piping-hot dryer at the end of the drying cycle and retrieving their cozy, warm clothes – especially during the winter when the house is cold. It's quite a shock, however, to hear your dryer finish running, open the door and be met with clothes that are cool and partially dry – or perhaps those that are nearly as wet as when you took them out of the washing machine earlier.

29 April 2016

Three Ways To Boost Your Home's Air Conditioning Without Making Bills Skyrocket


If you're trying to save money on your utility bills by turning off air conditioning on warmer days, you may want to rethink that. Using the air conditioning helps protect you from heat illness, poor decision making, and even a shortened temper. But air conditioning can be expensive if you have to run it a lot, like during a heat wave. Here are three ways to help boost the cooling without making your utility bills go sky high.

26 February 2016

DIY Refrigerator Repairs: 3 Problems That You Can Usually Fix Without A Professional


As a homeowner, you depend on your refrigerator on a daily basis. For the most part, they hold up really well. However, over time, they will likely break down and experience some issues. When this happens, all of the food inside the fridge is at risk of spoiling and needing to be thrown away. While there are plenty of refrigerator issues that require the help of a professional, there are some repairs that you can do on your own with a little bit of know-how.

28 January 2016

How To Spot And Replace A Broken Bake Element


If you are experiencing difficulty with your stove where food is not being heated to the full temperature setting you have designated, there is a chance you will need to replace the bake element. This is a fairly easy repair you can do on your own. Here are the signs that the bake element is broken and how to replace it. Note The Food Condition There are two large metal elements in a stove.

25 November 2015

How To Easily Fix A Broken Freezer Door Seal


The food in your freezer should stay frozen, and ice should not build up at a fast rate. If either of these two things are happening in your freezer, it is probably because the seal around your freezer door is compromised or damaged. Luckily, you can easily fix this problem yourself. Purchasing The Supplies You are going to need to purchase a replacement seal for your freezer. Measure the width of the seal that is currently in your freezer.

14 September 2015

Tips For Troubleshooting Your Electric Stove And Oven


Many problems that you may experience with an electric stove can quickly be identified and resolved. Below, you will find a quick troubleshooting guide to assist you in finding the problem so that you can make the repair: Stove and Oven Don't Work at All There are five things for you to check when the entire unit stops working. Check for a tripped breaker. Check for a loose plug – make sure that it fits into the outlet snugly.

12 August 2015

Protect Your Garage Refrigerator From Summer's Heat


Refrigerators weren't meant to be used in extreme temperature conditions. In places with high heat, refrigerators can use 50% more energy than refrigerators in locations with moderate temperatures. While many homeowners keep an extra refrigerator in their garage, these conditions can cause mechanical problems and early decline of the appliance. These tips will help you lessen the burden on your garage refrigerator and protect it from summer's heat, so you can avoid necessary refrigerator repair.

26 June 2015

The Dos And Don'ts Of Maintaining Your Front-Loading Washer


So, you recently purchased a front-loading washer, which is a design known to be more efficient and gentle on clothes than traditional top-loading washers. Still, in order to protect your new washing machine from premature wear and to ensure your clothes are cleaned properly every time, there are a few things you need to know about taking care of a front-loading clothes washer. DO Take Measures to Prevent Mold and Mildew

27 May 2015