Published at Friday, December 15th 2017, 23:39:19 PM by Brenda Eda. Appliances. HOT WATER HEATER: Similar to refrigerators, consider replacing your water heater if more than 10 years old. Older water heaters can rust, collect sand and sediment in the bottom, and are also costing you 15% of your household’s energy dollars. The energy efficiency of a water heater is measured in Energy Factor or (EF). The larger the number of EF, the more efficient the water heater is. For even greater efficiency consider buying a tankless water heater.
Published at Tuesday, November 28th 2017, 18:23:34 PM. Kitchen By Brenda Eda. As you step inside, you’re greeted by a continuous flow of social areas. “The kitchen features a symmetrical plan with a large kitchen island and is connected to the dining room through a wide opening flanked by custom cabinetry,” the architects said. A double-sided fireplace divides the living and sitting rooms.
Published at Sunday, November 26th 2017, 18:23:35 PM. Appliances By Paula Rahayu. 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 Saturday, November 25th 2017, 18:23:36 PM. Appliances By Mary Hardianti. Whether your kitchen is a true fixer-upper from decades ago or your once-trendy laminate countertop and linoleum flooring fell out of style fast, it may be time to modernize your outdated kitchen. With new design trends showcasing creative uses of colors, modern appliances, and functional design, there are endless ways to bring your kitchen into the present day.
Published at Thursday, November 23rd 2017, 18:23:36 PM. Appliances By Lisa Gracia. Ventilation system: One area of your kitchen that is forgotten when considering appliances is the ventilation system. Range hoods overhead, or down draft systems that are integral into the countertop or cooktop are great for unobstructed overhead views. Depending on the size of your stove/cooktop and if you have an integral grill, griddle, burners, and other heating elements may increase the need for higher ventilation systems overhead. Research your favored appliance manufacturer too see what type of ventilation system is recommended for your kitchen.
Published at Tuesday, November 21st 2017, 18:23:37 PM. Appliances By Dorothy Shabrina. Have you purchased any energy efficient appliances in your home lately? What made you make the switch from your previous appliance? If you’re in the market for new appliances, tell us what will help you make your final decision!
Published at Monday, November 20th 2017, 02:03:32 AM. Appliances By Mary Hardianti. Remove the doors: For many kitchens, especially in older homes, a swinging door to a pantry can be the culprit of unusable space. Especially doors that are inward swinging, getting behind the door with full hands may be a hassle and storage becomes cumbersome. Consider removing the doors, or if pocket doors or accordion doors are an option, install these. If you are a person who keeps a tidy pantry, a well organized pantry, can be beautiful décor in a kitchen!
Published at Sunday, November 19th 2017, 02:03:34 AM. Appliances By Amy Irani. We’re all trying to lessen our carbon footprint, and your outdated kitchen appliances are a great place to start. If an appliance upgrade is in your future, be sure to make it ! You’ll get a modern look while saving water and energy — good for the earth and your bills.