Vinegar – A Staple for Green Cleaning


Housecleaning has never been more environmentally friendly. Imagine drinking the cleaning solvent used to clean the house. How environmentally friendly is that? Common household white vinegar is versatile and has more uses than just making salad dressing. It can be used for cleaning a variety of household items. For folks who believe in green living, [...]

Why Your Refrigerator is Making Weird Noises


Are the sounds or noises from your new refrigerator driving you mad? Does your new refrigerator sound loud, noisy, weird, unusual, crazy, funny, or about to break? Then read on. If you hear an unusual sound try to isolate the source. This alone may lead you to the culprit. It may also lead you to [...]

Dishwasher Tune-Up: 10 Simple Steps


Ever have your dishwasher fail during a holiday. It isn’t fun. Trying to get a service person out during a holiday is almost impossible. If you do the price of the repair can exceed the cost of a new appliance. To avoid this happening here are a few simple suggestions to keep the dishwasher working [...]

Refrigerators Electric Consumption – Lower It In 15 Minutes

Refrigerator Tune Up

I recently had a customer ask for my advise about cleaning her refrigerator. I started to describe the pros and cons of different cleaners that can be used to clean the interior when she stopped me abruptly. “I know all about that stuff ”, she informed me, “I mean the black coil thing on the [...]

Front Loading Washing Machine Facts

Washing Machine

Consumers in North America have finally discovered the front load washing machine. Although new to North America they are the standard in Europe, accounting for 90% of the market. The front load (or horizontal axis) washing machine was produced in response to concerns about the increasing costs to operate laundry equipment. Efficiency, electrical consumption, and [...]

Homemade Dishwashing Detergent

Laundry Detergent Ingredients

Making your own dishwashing detergent is not only easy to do, but it is environmentally friendly and can save you money in the long run. In order to survive in today’s economy, you must find ways of cutting financial corners while still maintaining the same level of integrity in what you do and what you [...]

Would You Steel Your Household Appliances?

Stainless Steel Refrigerator

Would you steel your appliances? That is a question many consumers are now asking themselves. Stainless steel household appliances are the “in” style right now. People are being drawn to the clean look of stainless steel for their kitchens. Stainless steel has become the fastest growing sector of household appliances. Not only for major appliances [...]

What Size Air Conditioner Do I Need?

Air Conditioner

A larger air conditioner will not always provide more cooling. It should be sized for the room area. If properly sized it should operate long enough to remove moisture from the air. It is the moisture removed from the room which actually produces the feeling of cooling. Unfortunately many people in their rush to purchase [...]

How to Clean an Air Conditioner

Air Conditioner

Jack Frost is nipping at our nose and Santa Clause has just left. The eastern seaboard has just received their third blizzard for a total of over 125 cm (56 inches) of snow in one week. So, who in their right mind would be thinking about window air conditioners at this time of year? Call [...]

6 Top Reasons Why Air Conditioners Leak


An air conditioners primary job is to remove moisture from the room to give us a feeling of comfort. During this process, they create a lot of water. How much, is dependent upon humidity in the air, size of the air conditioner, its operating efficiency, and whether it was properly installed. Water removed from the [...]