Published at Thursday, December 28th 2017, 23:28:47 PM by Dorothy Shabrina. Appliances. From updating finishes and materials to bringing in color, illumination, and space – the options abound for your outdated kitchen. While you may not use all 10 of these ideas, see which ones are perfect for your lifestyle, budget, and family. We can’t wait to see what you’ll do with your space!
Published at Wednesday, December 06th 2017, 23:34:44 PM. Appliances By Dorothy Shabrina. 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 Wednesday, December 06th 2017, 23:34:44 PM. Appliances By Lisa Gracia. FURNACE: Global warming is caused by the harmful greenhouse gases that emits from your home furnace. The furnace contributes to the largest portion of your energy bill. Before you replace your current furnace look at the rest of your home’s sources for leaking air sources and fix them first. Make sure the windows in your home are tightly sealed and doors don’t have air leaks around the perimeter. The insulation in your home should also be reviewed.
Published at Wednesday, December 06th 2017, 23:34:43 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 06th 2017, 23:34:42 PM. Appliances By Amy Irani. 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 Wednesday, December 06th 2017, 00:09:51 AM. Appliances By Amy Irani. While your kitchen could look fabulous as-is, what would it look like without that bothersome wall? If you’re unsure if this is possible – consult a structural engineer or architect to see what possibilities there are for your kitchen.
Published at Wednesday, December 06th 2017, 00:09:50 AM. Appliances By Paula Rahayu. Saving money on home appliances can be easier than you thought with the help of these useful tips. From discontinued product lines to catching great deals around the holidays, there is always a way to save green for your pocket! Before you go and buy a high priced appliance, check the internet, browse your local newspaper, or ask your coworker if they know of any deals on home appliances. You just might save money, without even trying!
Published at Wednesday, December 06th 2017, 00:09:49 AM. Appliances By Lisa Gracia. Shop small local appliance stores: Depending on your locality, small appliance stores that are owned by a family or a small organization tend to have better prices than big appliance stores. Many small appliance stores will receive discounts from the manufacturer to sell older models and should be considered when trying to save money on buying home appliances. You may have to visit several in your area to find exactly what you’re looking for, but the money you will save can be big.