Spending Less On Appliances
If you're like most people, you don't give your washing machine machine much thought until it malfunctions — and when that happens, it has the potential to throw your entire life into disarray. Loading up the car with dirty laundry and heading for the nearest laundromat is time consuming as well as highly inconvenient, especially if you don't live in an urban location with a commercial laundromat located every few blocks or so.
If your electric bill seems to be higher than it should be, even though you are careful about how much electricity you and your family members use, you may want to investigate several of your electric appliances to see if you can find the culprit. Sometimes, appliances use more electricity than they should—even though they seem to work fine. Here are 3 appliance problems that could cause your electric bill to increase and how to fix them.
According to the Green Building Advisor, 82 percent of American homes have a washing machine, and that trusty machine is used to do about 300 loads of laundry each year. If you've finally made the switch to a high-efficiency model, you might not be aware of the special needs of your new, high-tech appliance. Unlike a traditional washing machine, your high-efficiency model has special instructions and requires a little more care.
If you live in an apartment or you don't have access to a garage, you might find yourself targeting unused areas to create functional spaces. After all, that boring entryway could become a handy mudroom, and that storage area underneath the stairs might make a great children's playroom. Unfortunately, some spots around your house need to be left alone. Here are two things you should never use your utility closet for, and how your choice could impact your home, family, and furnace:
How much money have you spent fixing appliances? If you are like most people, you might find yourself trying to decide between living with a new appliance quirk, or calling a professional who can fix it the first time around. However, you don't have to let a broken appliance ruin your day. By understanding how to take care of your stuff, you can avoid problems that can run your finances into the ground. I have been a homeowner for the past thirty years, and I know how to keep refrigerators, dishwashers, and trash compactors alive and well. Read my page to find out more!
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