Published at Saturday, December 09th 2017, 14:44:11 PM by Dorothy Shabrina. Appliances. Energy efficiency, eco friendly, and ‘going green’ are the new buzz words in saving money in your home and helping the Earth’s resources. Several years ago, energy efficiency seemed to only be adopted by a choice few, while today it is a way of life, and should be for our Earth’s longevity. When buying appliances for your home, do you know what factors to look for to match your budget, home size and type? Here are some guidelines on how to buy the right appliance for your wallet and your home.
Published at Wednesday, December 13th 2017, 23:40:37 PM. Appliances By Lisa Gracia. Depending on your size of kitchen, storage may or may not be an issue. Although, there are not too many people who would say they wouldn’t mind adding more functional space to their kitchen pantry. In many homes the pantry is an afterthought by the home builder, and a minimal amount of shelving and storage is provided. For you apartment owners as well that have small pantries, here are tips to help you add more functional space.
Published at Wednesday, December 13th 2017, 23:40:36 PM. Appliances By Mary Hardianti. Outdated kitchens were made with materials that were popular decades ago, including metals used for kitchen hardware. With manufacturer’s releasing innovative materials and design trends following suit, it may be time to rethink your drawer pulls and lighting fixtures.
Published at Wednesday, December 13th 2017, 23:40:35 PM. Appliances By Amy Irani. The compartmentalized and boxed-in feeling of outdated kitchens built generations ago is very common. If you’re looking to open up your kitchen and share the view with an adjacent dining room or living room – consider knocking down some partitions! This method works well for non load-bearing walls that don’t carry any structural value. Your kitchen can grow in size or it can just get opened up to other areas of your home.
Published at Wednesday, December 13th 2017, 23:40:34 PM. Appliances By Paula Rahayu. Consider replacing plumbing fixtures as well, as low-flow kitchen faucets save a lot of water. Updating your kitchen shouldn’t only be for aesthetics; it should also help save you money and the Earth’s resources.
Published at Wednesday, December 13th 2017, 23:40:33 PM. Appliances By Brenda Eda. The attic is a prime source for heat and cold air exchange. Consider adding more insulation if you live in a home that heat or cools quickly depending on the temperature outside. This could be a sign that you need additional insulation. When buying a furnace, ensure you buy the correct unit for your home. The square footage, orientation to the sun, and quantity of windows and doors can be evaluated by a professional home energy analyst. The right energy efficient furnace can bring your home years of lower energy bills and saving of the Earth’s resources.
Published at Wednesday, December 13th 2017, 23:40:32 PM. Appliances By Carol Agustiana. A dirty condenser makes your refrigerator work harder and less efficiently. Place your refrigerator out of direct sunlight or heat producing appliances in your kitchen. Test the seal of your refrigerator to ensure cold air isn’t escaping through the doors. If a paper can easily be removed while the door is closed, the seal or latches on the door may need to be tightened or replaced.
Published at Wednesday, December 13th 2017, 23:40:31 PM. Appliances By Dorothy Shabrina. Dishwasher: Similarly to your refrigerator, your family’s lifestyle will largely dictate what type of dishwasher will be ideal for your home. Lower end models tend to have simplified controls, while more elaborate ones will have energy efficiency qualities, hidden controls, and noise reduction qualities – especially helpful in small homes or open floor plans. Dishwasher drawers are also available for smaller amounts of dishware and can save water usage when you don’t have large loads to clean.