Recent Efficient Appliances Articles

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Is Your Dryer Running Efficiently?

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 21, 2014

Being a renter, I don't necessarily get a lot of control over my appliances. And recently, the dryer has started acting up, taking longer and longer and longer to dry a load of laundry....

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Save on Taxes With Energy Rebates

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 05, 2013

As the year draws to a close, you might be preparing for holiday parties, but you may also be casting an eye forward to the dreaded 15 April deadline that, like death, comes for all...

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Green Your Gadgets for the Holidays

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 26, 2013

You're wrapped up snugly under your freshly redone Chicago roof, the fire is cracking, and your family members are opening their gifts with delight -- or maybe you're distributing presents...

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We Tested It: Moka Coffee

Posted by Philip Schmidt | Sep 12, 2013

As with many things food-related, the Italians are peerless in the art of making coffee. Just walk into any bar on any street in any town in Italy and ask for a caffé, and you'll...

Behold! The huge drum of Kevin's new dryer. Photo by Kevin Stevens.

The Advantages of Buying a Used Laundry Dryer

Posted by Kevin Stevens | Oct 18, 2012

My old clothes dryer was a GE and it lasted close to 18 years. So when it came time to get a replacement I was looking for another GE model or one of the big name brands. I stopped...

An on demand water heater. Photo by s.e. smith for Networx.

Considerations When Choosing a Water Heater

Posted by s.e. smith | Oct 10, 2012

When choosing a water heater for your home, you may want to consider the number of appliances you have, size of the household, environmental concerns, and economic factors before making...

EcoExcel windows by Andersen Corporation.

Top 6 Energy Saving Features to Look for in a New Home

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | Aug 06, 2012

So maybe you’re thinking about jumping on these record low interest rates, taking the plunge, and buying a new home? Congratulations! It’s exciting, and there’s so...

The ENERGY STAR certified Active Smart Refrigerator by Fisher & Paykel (photo used with permission from Fisher & Paykel Imagebank)

Getting the Most from Your ENERGY STAR Appliances

Posted by Carl Seville | Mar 22, 2012

ENERGY STAR is one of the most recognized brands in America, but you may be wondering what exactly is it and how can it help you. ENERGY STAR was developed in 1992 by the US Environmental...