Recent Efficient Appliances Articles

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Simple Water Heater Maintenance Saves Energy and Cash

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 13, 2015

"Maintain my water heater? Oh no!" you may be thinking. "Another chore to add to my list." Don't worry, though. Water heater maintenance is quick and easy and will keep your heater...

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White Noise for Reduced Stress and Better Sleep

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 26, 2015

Do you ever experience: 1) trouble drifting off to dreamland or staying asleep, 2) an inability to concentrate on studying or writing, or 3) disturbance due to neighbors' late-night...

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Whole House Fans Have a Lot to Offer

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 24, 2014

Whole house fans have changed -- for the better! Although this natural home cooling method has been around close to a century, it's begun gaining in popularity in recent years. Today's...

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A Family Heirloom Cookbook Preserves Precious Memories

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 22, 2014

What a beautiful compliment it is when your grown-up son or daughter asks for one of your treasured recipes. And how sad if a beloved family member -- and wonderful cook -- were to...

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Ceiling Fans Are Not Just for Summer. Here's Why.

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 19, 2014

Ceiling fans are a great invention. First developed in the 1860s, these fans get the air in your home moving and help cool the atmosphere in summer while consuming much less power than...

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29 Top Energy-Smart Tips for Kitchen Appliances

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 26, 2014

Looking to save energy when you use the most common appliances in your kitchen? Here’s a complete collection of the best tips we've found. Most of them are low or no cost, to...

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Adaptor, Converter or Transformer? Which Do You Need?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 13, 2014

Even though today’s instant communication has made the globe seem smaller, there are still differences among various parts of the world. One difference you’ll notice when...

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5 Simple Solutions to De-Stink Your Towels

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 26, 2014

Do you ever take a load of just-washed towels out of the dryer, only to find that they have … well … an odor, and not a pleasant one? In fact, they may smell downright...