Welcome to my blog. When it comes to taking care of appliances, it can be an art. You have to use them correctly, know how to look for signs of trouble and understand how to do simple repairs. Hi, my name is Kelsey, and in this blog, I am going to write everything I know about appliances and related topics. This is my first blog, but I have written in many other types of venues before -- I'm even old enough to have had a 'zine (if you can believe that). I live with my husband, my three daughters, and our dog. Cleaning pet hair of of the dryer and repairing blades on the blender has become my specialty over the years. Enjoy reading!
11 July 2017
Many families rely on space heaters to heat their homes in the cold winter months. Unfortunately, if not used correctly, space heaters can be dangerous. If you are using space heaters this winter, here are some tips for safely doing so. Select a Heater with Tip Over Protection One of the most common causes of fires from space heaters is tip overs. Depending on the size of your space heater, it might be light enough to be tipped over by kids or pets.
15 May 2017
If your front-loading washing machine has developed an unwanted odor that is causing your clothing to not smell as clean as it should after being washed, then you will be pleased to know that this is a simple problem to fix. Many older front-loading washing machines have a design defect that makes them susceptible to developing mold and mildew inside of their drums and along their drum seals. To kill the existing biological growth that you are smelling and to prevent future odors, follow this simple procedure:
30 March 2017
Heating and cooling costs can take a big chunk out of your budget for the month, and the environmental toll is also something to consider. When you want to conserve as much energy as possible while heating and cooling your home, for whatever reason, here are some things to consider. Make Sure Any System You Use Is Working First of all, make sure that both your heating and cooling systems are in good repair.
25 January 2017
How long do you expect your washer to last? According to Consumer Reports, you're looking at about a 10-year life expectancy for most appliances. But how do you milk those ten years for all they're worth? To start, knowing your machine and keeping up with repairs can help. Therefore, here are seven super easy ways to extend the life of your washer. Level the Machine If your washer is on uneven ground or if the legs aren't level, the machine could vibrate unnecessarily and possibly shake violently.
29 March 2016
If you have a forced air gas furnace that is about 20 or 25 years old, then you may want to start thinking about replacing it. This is especially true if your energy bills have increased within the last year, if your house does not stay as warm as it used to, and if your furnace makes banging or rattling noises. When you go to purchase a new furnace for yourself, there are a few options that you should consider, like the ones described below.