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Don't Let A Mistake Damage Your Washing Machine

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Laundry isn’t exactly atop the average person’s list of fun things to do, but it’s a necessary chore. However, in your attempt to finish your laundry as quickly as possible, make sure you aren’t making a mistake that could damage your machine. Discover some common mistakes that could cost you money.  Overloading the Washer Putting more clothes into the machine at one time will not make you get done with laundry any faster. Read More»

3 Ways To Get Your Central Air Conditioner Ready For Spring

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Spring will be here before you know it, and when the first hot day rolls around, and you want to turn on your air conditioner, you want your air conditioner to be ready to go. To get your air conditioner ready for spring, be sure to clean off your vents, change out the air filter, and of course, get an inspection. Clean Off Your Vents If you don’t use the vents in your home for your heating system in the winter, you want to make sure that all the vents in your home are ready to go for the hot weather. Read More»

Which Appliances Are Worth Repairing?

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Owning a home has a number of advantages. But you also need to grapple with tough decisions like: is my appliance worth repairing, or should I spring for a new one? Cost Analysis If the homeowner finds that an appliance is not working properly or not at all, there are a number of considerations to take into account to see which appliances are worth repairing.  Some of those major appliances could include the stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, and microwave. Read More»

How To Figure Out If Your Washer's Water Inlet Valve Is Working Properly

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When your washer is not getting enough water to it, one of the first things you should check is the washer’s inlet valve. #1 Disconnect The Power Supply First, you need to turn off the power supply to your washer. You can do this by unplugging your washing machine or by turning off the breaker that supplies your washing machine with power at your power box. #2 Move Out Your Washer Read More»

How to Extend Washing Machine Hoses

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If your are moving your washing machine around the room, you don’t need to relocate the plumbing. You just need to extend the hose. Extending the hoses also prevents leakage. You should be able to do extend the hoses yourself. Here are tips to extend washing machine hoses. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: work gloves tape measure rag bucket pliers flat-blade screwdriver plumbing tape three-fourths inch by three-fourths inch male connector braided metal supply hoses drain hose extension kit curved pipe form (optional) Shut off the water, and unplug the washer. Read More»

Assessing Quality of Used Appliances

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You don’t have to buy everything brand new out of the box. Some appliances are far too expensive–overpriced for hype, especially if the appliance is already popular as it hits stores for the first time–and do not provide the right value to the home for what you’d pay. Getting used or refurbished appliances is a great idea, but it’s important to know what to look out for when buying from different vendors. Read More»

How to Know When It Is Time to Call for Help With Your Home Heating

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If you do not want to wake up in the middle of a cold winter’s night to find that your house is freezing because the heater finally gave out and is no longer working, you are going to want to become as aware of the following signs that something could be going wrong. This way, should you notice any of those heating problem signs, you will know that it is time to make a quick call to a heating repair technician. Read More»

4 Tools To Increase The Life Of Your Refrigerator

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Whether you’ve just invested in a new refrigerator or you’ve been given a hand-me-down from grandma’s estate, you want your item to last as long as possible. Most refrigerators come with a standard manufacturer’s warranty to cover defects, and they extend anywhere from 90 days to five years. But with these four simple tools and some routine maintenance, consumers can greatly extend the life of their refrigerator, making their investment last up to 20 years or longer. Read More»

4 Ways to Remedy Uneven Cooling in Your Home

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When it comes to cooling your house, you don’t want to experience uneven cooling. Uneven cooling means that the temperature in your home is not consistent. This is a widespread problem for multilevel homes, with even central air sometimes being unable to consistently cool the entirety of the house in a coherent manner. Don’t fret, however. There are plenty of ways to ameliorate this situation. Thankfully, a few are listed throughout the course of this brief article. Read More»