Troubleshoot your Dehumidifier

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A dehumidifier lowers the humidity level in your home by pulling moisture from the surrounding air.  Dehumidifiers make your home less susceptible to unwanted things like dust mites, mold, and mildew and they also help reduce irritation to your skin and respiratory system. If you have one of these handy appliances, but it starts to not work properly, it is most likely an easy fix. So keep reading to learn what to check for to get your dehumidifier back up and running! Continue reading

My Vacuum is Smelling?

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It’s cleaning day and all you have to do is vacuum. Everything is clean so after vacuuming everything should look and smell great, but wait, you’re done vacuuming and there is this lingering smell. Sometimes the vacuum can accumulate certain odors which causes it to smell after being used. Read below to figure out how to get rid of this smelling vacuum.

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How to Troubleshoot the Air Conditioner

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It sometimes seems like your appliances are running perfectly smooth until you need them the most, and then something goes wrong. Ever have your air conditioning stop working on the hottest day of the year? No need to panic if your air conditioner is acting funny, start by checking out these common problems. More than likely, you’ll be up and running and no time and you can do it all yourself! Continue reading

Expand Your Range’s Life

Ranges can be used for baking, broiling, and much more. So, it’s important to maintain it and do whatever we can to extend its lifespan. By following these tips, you are doing yourself and your range a favor.

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Water Filter Time!

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Since it’s summertime there are a few more appliances to be aware of when it comes to maintenance. This time around it is the water filter. It may not be a big item and on the radar, but not replacing the water filter can have some negative effects, especially since it will be getting used a lot more now since the hot weather has arrived.

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Your dirty humidifier could be making you sick, here’s how to clean it

humidifier spreading steam into airEveryone knows the benefits of running a humidifier during the dry winter months. The humidifier adds much need water moisture to your home’s air which helps your lungs and keeps your nasal passages from drying out; preventing illness. It can even help prevent migraines.

However, if you are not regularly cleaning your humidifier – and we’re talking weekly here – then your humidifier might be brewing up something else – bacteria, mold and mildew.

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Prolonging Your Dishwasher’s Life

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Your dishwasher is probably the second most used appliance in your home, next to your refrigerator. If you aren’t taking proper care of your dishwasher, it won’t last for as long as it’s supposed to. We’ve compiled a list of places to clean and precautions to take in order to sustain the life of your unit: Continue reading

Is Ice Forming Around Your Air Conditioner?

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As much as we love it when our air conditioner blows frigid air on a hot summer’s day,  a freezing air conditioner, or one showing ice build up on parts of the AC unit is actually a bad sign. If your air conditioner has ice forming inside or anywhere around it, that generally means that there is an issue with the unit.

Here are some easy DIY steps to solve your freezing air conditioner problem.  Continue reading

7 Things You Should Never Put in Your Dryer

29626837_sWe’ve all accidentally shrunk our favorite T-shirt or de-raveled our number one sweater. It’s a common mistake we all make, yet can be easily avoided with a little fabric knowledge. It is important to know which of our clothing items can go in the dryer and which can definitely not.  If you want to avoid shrinking, warping, or frankly destroying your clothing completely, follow our list of “don’t – do’s ” for your clothing: Continue reading

10 DIY Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Appliances Running Like New

3559029_l (1)As the years pass, we all develop a long term relationship with our appliances. They are incorporated in our every day, basic routines so it is important to keep them in good shape. Major appliance malfunctions and issues can be easily avoided with just a little TLC (tender, loving, care).

This kind of TLC does not require the work of a professional handyman. Rather, these are simple appliance maintenance tasks that you can do yourself with little investment and no prior appliance experience.  Continue reading