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Trash compactor

Trash Compactors

While most apartment and condo dwellers pay a flat rate for garbage disposal, lots of homeowners are forced to pay by the bag. In the latter situation, it makes sense to reduce your refuse as much as possible. In addition to recycling what you can and composting organic garbage, some find that a using a…

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Energy Star Appliances

Pros, Cons and Costs: Energy Star Appliances

With skyrocketing energy costs and environmental concerns lurking around every corner, homeowners across the country are looking more and more to how they can conserve energy in their home. Enter the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Star label, which applies to everything from refrigerators and air conditioners, to televisions and dishwashers. While the idea behind…

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Electric range

Finding the Right Electric Range for Your Kitchen

Choosing a range for your kitchen is not an easy process for most homeowners. Ranges can be electric or gas-powered, freestanding or slide-in; there are ranges with electronic controls, and, of course white, black, or stainless steel ranges. Naturally, each choice you make comes with certain advantages and disadvantages. Cost is often a big factor,…

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How to Fix a Leaking Fridge

Most homeowners’ first reaction to a leaking refrigerator is to call in the services of an appliance repairman. If you don’t count yourself among the legions of do-it-yourselfers out there, this is still a good idea. Your fridge isn’t going to fix itself, and any leak is a sure-fire sign of something gone wrong. If…

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Green appliances

Green Appliances

Whether you’re upgrading the appliances in your current home, or purchasing and installing appliances in a new home, appliances offer homeowners the chance to improve their quality of life, save money on utility bills, and do right by the environment, all in one easy step. If you’ve been searching for a no-nonsense guide to purchasing…

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Types of Refrigerators

Electric Refrigerators An electric refrigerator uses the evaporation of a liquid to absorb heat. As the water evaporates, it absorbs heat and creates the cool feeling. The liquid, or refrigerant, used in a refrigerator evaporates at an extremely low temperature so it can create freezing temperatures inside the refrigerator. Modern refrigerators work use a regenerating…

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Undercounter fridge

Undercounter Refrigerators

Where a traditional fridge is perfect for storing fresh and frozen food in the kitchen, an undercounter refrigerator is more at home in other areas of the house. These units are designed for use in living rooms, recreation rooms, and even patios or decks. Having the convenience of an undercounter refrigerator that is close by…

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Garbage Disposal Types

Garbage Disposal Basics

Homeowners that have never had an in-sink garbage disposal system might wonder what the big deal is. Those who have been using a garbage disposal for years, on the other hand, know that they are one of the handiest kitchen additions around. When preparing food or cleaning up after a meal, rinsing off plates, pots,…

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Common Garbage Disposal Issues

Garbage Disposal Repair – Common Problems

Garbage disposals are pretty straightforward devices. They operate on a motor system that circulates rotating blades under your sink to grind up food particles and other waste. However, since these small motorized appliances are used so often in the home, they can easily get jammed or clogged. And since they are attached to the most…

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Garbage Disposal Cleaning: Show Your Garbage Disposal Who Is Boss

Garbage disposals are one of the handiest appliance investments in the home. Interestingly, they are almost exclusively an American item. Since the original InSinkErator was invented in 1927, adoption has grown to the point where almost half the households in the United States have a disposal unit. Those traveling to the United Kingdom and Canada…

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