Recent Posts in Energy Savings Category

  • Why Is My Ice Maker So Slow?

    July 10, 2018
    When you press your cup against your freezer’s ice maker dispenser, you expect ice cubes to fall out on cue. But what if your ice maker isn’t making enough ice to keep up demand? There are a few common culprits that might be to blame for this problem. Work through each one until you find the solution. How an Ice Maker Works A switch inside the ice maker triggers water to flow in from the line ...
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  • Preventative Maintenance for Kitchen Appliances

    July 3, 2018
    Kitchen appliances are not only expensive investments, but they're also the ones that can cause the greatest inconvenience when they stop working. The good news is that with regular maintenance, you can help your appliances not only last longer, but also operate more efficiently to cut down on energy expenses, too! Here's what you need to know about preventive maintenance for kitchen appliances. ...
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  • How to Defrost a Freezer

    June 19, 2018
    Many new freezers have a self-defrost feature to keep icy buildup at bay. But if you have an older appliance, you might need to perform this task manually. Removing ice from the walls of your freezer helps it run more efficiently. It also reclaims precious freezer space, so you have more room for frozen dinners and ice cream. If it’s starting to look like the arctic tundra in there, use these ...
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  • How to Reduce Refrigerator Energy Consumption

    June 12, 2018
    Refrigerators can be the largest energy consumers in the home making it a primary target if you're looking to cut your energy expenses and reduce your environmental impact. The easiest way to reduce the energy use from your refrigerator is to replace it with a new, energy-efficient model, especially if it's more than 15 years old. The savings in energy consumption will help the fridge pay for ...
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  • The Most Power-Hungry Home Appliances

    June 5, 2018
    If your attempts at reducing your electricity usage aren't having the impact that you desire, the problem may be that you have one or more power hungry appliances lurking in your home. Inefficient appliances can wreak havoc on your budget, but the first step to resolving the issue and regaining control over monthly spending is to identify these energy hogs and replace or repair them with more ...
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  • Your Guide to Energy-Efficient Appliances

    May 1, 2018
    Energy efficient appliances are an all-around good choice. Not only will you save on your energy bills every month, but you'll also be doing your part for a greener planet. If you're thinking about making the switch to efficient appliances , here's what you need to know. Start With the Basics Energy Star is a program from the Environmental Protection Agency designed to help people make smart ...
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  • Checklist Urges New Homeowners to Evaluate Old Appliances

    March 27, 2018
    Appliance inspection isn’t a high priority task for most new homeowners. But with all the work they do to make our lives easier, a quick inspection can help new homeowners avoid expensive repairs. With so much appliance repair experience, Mr. Appliance knows first-hand how a little preventative maintenance can go a long way. The important of appliance inspection was echoed in the New Homeowner ...
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  • Safety Guide for Vintage Appliances

    March 20, 2018
    Lots of homeowners enjoy vintage appliances today not because they can't afford newer ones, but because of the old-fashioned charm they bring to the room. Some people are of the mindset "If it isn't broke don't fix it," which means why replace something that's still working, no matter how old it is. If you love your old stove, refrigerator, blender or toaster because of the character or retro ...
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  • How to Clean a Dryer Vent

    March 13, 2018
    A dirty dryer vent will not only cause your clothes to take longer to dry and waste energy, but it can also be a fire hazard , too! Cleaning the removable lint filter before each load is a great way to keep your clothes dryer running great, but you also need to clean the entire vent at least once per year, and more often if you do a lot of laundry. How to Clean a Dryer Vent Before performing ...
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  • Appliance Cleaning Tips that Can Prevent the Need for Repairs

    March 6, 2018
    It’s easy to take your kitchen and laundry room appliances for granted, but if you neglect them, you might end up with a premature appliance repair on your hands. Fortunately, a little cleaning goes a long way. Here’s how to maintain some of the major appliances in your home to help prevent repairs in the future. Refrigerator & Freezer Cleaning Tips to Avoid Repair Clean the refrigerator coils: ...
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  • Broken Appliance: Repair or Replace?

    February 9, 2018
    Kitchen appliances are a major financial investment, and when one of your appliances has been underperforming or is no longer working, it can be tough to decide whether to repair or replace it. There are several variables to consider before you make your final decision based on your individual needs and circumstances, including whether you are wanting to upgrade your appliances as part of your ...
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  • Resolve to Take Better Care of Your Appliances

    December 29, 2017
    It's hard not to take your appliances for granted - you use them so often that they've become a normal part of your day-to-day life, to the point where you don't even give much thought to their use. However, once an appliance begins having issues or, even worse, breaks down, you suddenly realize what an important function it played in your life. Because of this, you should make taking care of your ...
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  • Clean the Refrigerator Gaskets in 3 Easy Steps

    November 8, 2017
    Your refrigerator’s gasket helps to create a vacuum, air-tight seal, forming a barrier for the cool inside your refrigerator and freezer. It’s located along the edges of the appliance doors. Clean this important part of the appliance with these three steps: Make Your Cleaning Solution General Electric recommends mixing of 1 quart warm water with 1 tablespoon of baking soda. You can also use with a ...
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  • 3 Easy Steps to Cleaning the Refrigerator Coils

    October 25, 2017
    Your refrigerator’s coils work to compress and cool the refrigerant chemical in the appliance. Dirt, dust and pet hair can accumulate on a refrigerator’s condenser coils, which makes them work less efficiently. Try to clean them every six months by using a brush and vacuum cleaner to keep the machine working efficiently. If you have dogs or cats who shed hair frequently, it may be best to complete ...
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  • These are the Most Common Broken Appliances You Have Been Living With

    September 19, 2017
    You rely on various home appliances to make life easier. Of course, this means it’s incredibly inconvenient when they break down. Here are the top five most common broken appliances and how to deal with them. What to Do with Broken Appliances When you’re faced with a broken washing machine, dryer, refrigerator, dishwasher, or garbage disposal, it’s almost always worthwhile to pursue appliance ...
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  • How to Keep Your Outdoor Appliances Safe from the Elements

    May 10, 2017
    If you recently installed an outdoor kitchen, or you’re still contemplating making this upgrade in your backyard, you want the investment to last for many years. This means choosing the right appliances and taking steps to protect them from harsh storms and cold winter weather. Here’s how. Indoor vs. Outdoor Appliances At the very least, every outdoor kitchen needs a built-in stainless steel ...
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  • 8 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Garage Refrigerator

    April 12, 2017
    With summer almost here, you are probably planning for your kids being out of school for a few months. With their release come lots of play dates and little ones running in and out of the house throughout the season. You might be preparing for this by putting extra sodas and snacks in your refrigerator and preparing some easy meals; but you can quickly run out of space… so what do you do? Take ...
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  • To Dry or Not to Dry: Which Fabrics Go in the Dryer?

    March 31, 2017
    Laundry day is a day that many dread; for some, it’s the folding, for others it’s the sorting. There are many woes that people have about laundry. However something that many don’t understand is what they can and cannot put in the dryer. We have all been there: you put your favorite shirt in the dryer and pull it out, only to see that it is now a shirt fit for a small child. It’s not a good ...
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  • The Washer's Lint Trap Needs Cleaning Too

    March 6, 2017
    You know about the dryer lint screen, but did you know your washing machine has a lint trap, too? If your clothes have a furry coat of lint coming out of the wash, the lint filter is probably clogged. It’s time to remedy this problem by learning more about washing machine lint traps. What is a Washing Machine Lint Trap? Some washers have cleanable filters while others have mesh lint traps. ...
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  • Why You Need to Clean the Lint Filter Every Time

    February 16, 2017
    You’ve heard that you need to clean the dryer lint trap after every load, but is it true? Let’s discuss the reasons to clean the lint filter, how often you should perform this task, and more useful tips. Why Do You Clean a Dryer Lint Filter? When clothing tumbles around in the dryer, the agitation and high heat cause clothing, towels, and linens to shed some of their fibers. The lint screen ...
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  • Get Your Laundry Room Organized Before You Do Anything Else

    January 17, 2017
    Now that the busy holidays are over, you can focus on getting your home organized for the New Year. Before you do anything else, get your laundry room organized to create a more functional space. Whether you have a small or big budget, little or large space to work with, get inspired by these tips to organize the laundry room. Laundry Room Organization on a Small Budget Even when you don’t have a ...
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  • Break Your Bad Laundry Habits

    January 10, 2017
    Have you considered breaking your bad laundry habits? If you want to save money on detergent, new clothes, and washing machine repairs, break these bad laundry habits right now! And, we know you'll love these tips so much, we've made a shareable social media graphic with all of them included at the bottom of this page! Using Too Much Laundry Detergent It’s easy to assume that more soap means ...
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  • What is the Lifespan of your Refrigerator?

    July 21, 2016
    Have you owned your refrigerator for a few years? Are you unsure how much longer you can expect it to last? Learn the typical refrigerator lifespan so you can plan ahead when the time for appliance replacement looms near. You can even adopt tips to help your refrigerator provide efficient service for as long as possible. How Long Does a Refrigerator Last? According to the 23rd annual portrait of ...
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  • Clean Laundry Jokes

    May 17, 2016
    Like doing the dishes, laundry is one of those household chores with which you’re never truly done! In honor of National Humor Month , we decided to gather up some of the best laundry-related jokes to make the chore a bit less of a bore. Go ahead and procrastinate folding your clothes by reading some of our clean jokes. 1.Q: How much fun is washing your clothes? A: Loads. 2.Q: What happened to the ...
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  • Creative Drying Racks

    May 9, 2016
    Running your dryer less often is also a good way to save energy and money. Plus, some clothes are just too delicate for the dryer. To help your little black dress, wool sweater and favorite lingerie last longer, it’s better to air dry these items. But what if you don’t have a drying rack? You can easily make your own so you have a dedicated space to hang clothing you don’t want to run through the ...
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  • Recycle your Laundry Detergent Bottle

    April 27, 2016
    Recycling newspapers, aluminum cans and glass has become part of the everyday routine and lifestyles for many homes and businesses. Most detergent and fabric softener bottles even have a layer of recycled plastic in them. Yet, there is still a lot more that we can do. According to dosomething.org , the average person generates over 4 pounds of trash every day and about 1.5 tons of solid waste per ...
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  • Dryer Sheets Versus Fabric Softener

    April 8, 2016
    Which Is Better? Okay, so we all know that using dryer sheets or fabric softener will make your clothes smell fresh and help reduce wrinkles. But, when faced with the choice on the grocery store laundry aisle, which do you pick? We interviewed a mom we know, and did a little online research to get to the bottom of the fresh-laundry face-off. Fabric Softener: Benefits We interviewed a mom we know, ...
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  • 5 Tips for an Efficient Refrigerator

    March 11, 2016
    When you purchase a refrigerator, you expect it to work well and run efficiently for many years to come. However, for your fridge to meet these expectations, you must not neglect it. Proper refrigerator maintenance and operating tips can help this appliance run smoothly and last longer. Here’s what you need to do. Clean the Condenser Coils Your food stays cold because condenser coils remove heat ...
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  • Little Known Laundry Room Facts

    March 1, 2016
    While the average American family does 8-10 loads of laundry a week, most people don’t know how the appliances in their laundry room actually work. When you become more familiar with the appliances upon which you heavily rely, you can make them last longer with the ability to better detect needed repairs. See below for insight into how your equipment works and common problems you might encounter. ...
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  • Dishwasher Loading Tricks

    November 3, 2015
    Ever wish you could squeeze just a few more pieces into your dishwasher? Who wants to load and unload more times than absolutely necessary? Your friends at Mr. Appliance have developed a few tricks and tips that can you save time and money. Start Clean If your dishwasher has not been cleaned recently, it won’t run efficiently. Get a fresh start by running it through the rinse cycle while empty. ...
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  • Be Energy Conscious When Using Home Appliances this Summer

    May 28, 2015
    Mr. Appliance® has tips to be more energy-efficient WACO, Texas (May 28, 2015) – Home appliance use goes into overdrive during the summer months. The kids are home for summer break; the grandkids sleep over ; and grandparents pop in for a visit. More people at home leads to more appliance use, increased energy consumption and higher utility bills. Major appliances are responsible for about 13 ...
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  • The Green Load

    April 21, 2015
    Since doing laundry is not something we can avoid, let’s make it our mission this Earth Day to be a friend to Mother Earth and reduce the energy used by the washing machine and dryer. Did you know that the average American family washes 300 loads of laundry a year? At 68 cents per load, this adds up to a yearly total of $204. Nearly 90% of energy used by your washing machine is used to heat water, ...
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  • Benefits of Dryer Vent Cleaning

    April 13, 2015
    You can save money and reduce fire risk with regular dryer vent cleanings. Call your local Mr. Appliance® today and schedule your next dryer vent cleaning.
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  • Keep That Refrigerator Running with Tips from Mr. Appliance

    August 21, 2014
    Catch these maintenance tips from Mr. Appliance® WACO, Texas (August 21, 2014) – As the start of school quickly approaches, it’s important to have the refrigerator in top working condition. Mr. Appliance® has some tips for how to make sure the refrigerator is up to the task, keeping food cool even while it is still hot outside and saving money in the process. Keep the refrigerator door closed as ...
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  • Get the Most Out of the Washer and Dryer

    July 30, 2014
    Mr. Appliance® has simple tips to maximize the effectiveness of appliances. WACO, Texas, (July 30, 2014) – Owning a washing machine and dryer can be a major convenience when it comes time to do laundry, but without regular maintenance, your machines may not be cleaning as efficiently or as thoroughly as you might think. Mr. Appliance has these simple steps you can take to get the most out of your ...
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  • Energy Saving Tips for Washing Your Dishes

    June 29, 2014
    Why operating that dishwasher may be more efficient than you think. WACO, Texas (June 29, 2014) – The summer weather means it is time to hit the beach. Although the ocean seems endless, many parts of the United States experience drought during the dry summer months. Mr. Appliance® has reasons why you should consider using your dishwasher to conserve water, while keeping energy costs low. Every day ...
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  • Go Green: Make Your Appliances Energy-Efficient

    May 29, 2013
    When you step inside your home you should see green. As a matter of fact, the greener…the better. Why green? Three reasons: A green home has lower energy costs A green home has a positive impact on the environment. A green home simply doesn’t use as many of our earth’s valuable natural resources. So, just out of curiosity, how green is your home? If you don’t know, Mr. Appliance® has some ...
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  • Cool Runnings

    May 8, 2013
    You work hard in your kitchen, but is your kitchen working too hard for you? To keep your refrigerator in top shape, remember to limit the number of times you open the refrigerator door. The air suction created by the action of opening the door causes the refrigerator to lose more air than if the door were left open a little longer. Also, keep the refrigerator and freezer moderately full. Cooled ...
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  • Spring Your Stovetop

    April 29, 2013
    Put a spring in your stove by helping your kitchen conserve energy. If your stove has radiant or halogen burners, always have a pot or pan on the burner when you turn it on to start heating immediately. A cold pot that comes in contact with a hot burner could cause a crack in the stove. Also, remember to keep electric and gas burners clean. Clean burners reflect heat better and use energy more ...
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  • Open the Door to Green Savings

    April 29, 2013
    Make your fridge work for you and save some energy. As the months begin to warm up with spring and summer weather, take the time to use what you’ve got with these tips that will not only color your energy green but your pocket too. A Healthy Fridge 1. Your schedule is not the only thing packed during the week, with parties, potluck dinners and your kid’s friends, so is your fridge. Your fridge is ...
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  • Dishwasher Dilemma

    April 29, 2013
    March is the season to spring clean your home, why not spring clean your appliances too? Solve all of your dishwasher dilemmas with these simple and efficient dishwasher maintenace and energy tips. Eliminate a step from your cleaning process- no more pre-rinse! Save up to 20 gallons of water by hand-scraping your dishes, instead of running water for your pre-rinse. Not only will this save on water ...
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  • Wash Some Green Into Your Laundry

    April 29, 2013
    By Lillyan Baker Wash out your family’s green grass stains and wash in even more green savings. The laundry room can be the busiest room in your house, and if your washer and dryer aren’t performing at their best, it could show up on your energy bill. It may be time to give your family’s laundry habits an energy-saving makeover. “Busy schedules and full households can cause lots of wear and tear ...
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  • Get the Dishwasher Dish

    April 29, 2013
    Cooking, baking and living in a green kitchen lifestyle is as simple as making a few changes to your dishwashing routines. Eliminate a step from your cleaning process- no more pre-rinse! Save up to 20 gallons of water by hand-scraping your dishes, instead of running water for your pre-rinse. Not only will this save on water waste, but it can save your glassware, too! Dishwasher detergent is ...
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  • Evolve Your Home This Earth Day

    April 29, 2013
    Celebrate Earth Day by making an effort to live a green lifestyle and grow some green in your pocket, too. This month, make an effort to break old habits and take a step away from energy-waste to energy-smart. “By maintaining your appliances regularly, you can extend the life of your investment and save energy,” said Doug Rogers, president of Mr. Appliance®. “The harder an appliance has to work to ...
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  • Welcome in the New Year

    April 28, 2013
    New year, new opportunities indicates weekly trips to the gym, carrots instead of candy and an opportunity to break bad habits. How about a resolution that goes beyond 2012 and keeps your children and home safe for years to come? This year, make it a priority to childproof your kitchen and clean beyond the countertops to keep your family happy and healthy all year long. “Your kitchen never gets a ...
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  • Rockin' Green Resolutions

    April 28, 2013
    1. It’s Obvious – Recycle. Did You Know? The energy saved from recycling a single aluminum can will operate a television for three hours! Think of ways to recycle cans, bottles, plastic and paper in your house. Get the kids in on it – it can be fun! 2. Say NO to “Paper or Plastic?” Next time you are headed to the grocery store don’t forget to bring along a recyclable tote in cotton, jute or nylon ...
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  • Green Laundry

    April 28, 2013
    Wash out your family’s green grass stains and wash in even more green savings. The laundry room can be the busiest room in your house, and if your washer and dryer aren’t performing at their best, it could show up on your energy bill. It may be time to give your family’s laundry habits an energy-saving makeover. “Busy schedules and full households can cause lots of wear and tear on laundry room ...
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