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We're all familiar with the phase-out of incandescent lights in favor of more environmentally friendly and energy efficient LED bulbs, strips, and fixtures. While you may have started to replace a few of your lights as the old ones burn out, you've probably noticed that the new lighting can cost an arm and a leg.
We are happy to share our national appliance report to help consumers make the best appliance purchase decisions using our data on affordability, the best value for money, ease of use, and more.
As the days start to get shorter and school is, at least theoretically, back in session, there are plenty of autumn joys to charm even the most sun-hungry beachgoers – apple cider, comfy sweaters, pumpkin spice everything.
If you find yourself working from home more often these days, there are lots of great reasons to create a dedicated home office space to work out of. Whether you’re looking for a quiet place out of earshot of the kids (and safely out of range of any flying toys), or if you happen to think more clearly if your television isn’t calling to you out of the corner of your eye, a dedicated workspace can provide a huge boost to your productivity.
If you live in a warm climate or have toasty summers, your air conditioner unit is the household appliance that is used the most. Since the units are located outside of the home, most of us do not worry about them until a problem arises. It's easy to neglect your system, and you should recognize a problem before it shuts down your unit entirely. Some obvious signs will alert you to get a professional right away.
Texans like things big, and for good reason – bigger is almost always better. But with big things come big responsibilities, especially when it comes to windows. With temperatures pushing (or passing) 100 degrees most days, a naked window in the Texas summertime is – well, it’s an invitation to turn your home into a king-sized sauna. And the larger your windows are, the more heat they allow inside.
It’s remarkable what can be accomplished in just a few hours – depending on who’s the one getting it done. While some of us might be able to struggle assembling a piece of furniture and stare despondently at the scattered pieces, a handyman can install a ceiling fan, paint a room, and assemble that furniture with no sweat. Hey, we’ve all got our strong suits.
This year, Mother’s Day is more meaningful than ever as we realize just how important our loved ones are. It’s a welcome opportunity to show how much you care through a phone call, a gift, or a flower delivery – while respecting social distancing guidelines, of course.
Summer's coming, and as a hot climate resident you know that means it's going to be hot and humid. While you may be used to the steamy climate, protecting your appliances from the extreme heat and damaging power surges might be more of a challenge than you think. To keep your most-valuable equipment running smoothly year-round, take a look at these important tips:
Nothing says friendship like someone asking you to help them move house. You spend a few backbreaking hours helping them lug “essential” items like their collection of vintage KISS posters, they save a pile of cash by not hiring a moving company, and you get paid in pizza and beer, somehow making the whole thing “worthwhile.”
Remember all the great plans you had to fix up your house when you first moved in? Did you spend hours poring over paint decks to choose the perfect shade of green for the living room? Weren't you going to hang your family photos in a beautiful display for everyone to enjoy? How much money were you going to save by installing your own window treatments?
We spend a lot of time thinking up ways we can show our loyal users just how important to us they are – but we have to admit, we’re even prouder than usual of our new monthly raffle for Puls+ members.
Today's home appliances are great time-savers and include high-tech features that also can save you money. Did you know that using a dishwasher is more energy efficient that washing your dishes by hand? Using an Energy Star-certified machine can actually save you close to 5,000 gallons of water a year and reduce your annual electric bills by $40.
There’s something about the new year that makes you want to get a fresh start—and what better way to get your home fresh than by investing in a state-of-the-art clothes dryer? Whether your old one has bit the dust or you simply want to take advantage of all the new technology in these machines, purchasing a new clothes dryer is the perfect way to start out 2022.
Cleaning out your gutters is one of the most dreaded tasks of the fall, but it’s also one of the most crucial to get done. Though it may not seem like a huge deal to skip cleaning them out, failing to clean your gutters could cause a clog. And because your rain gutters are designed to move the flow of water away from your home, this could potentially cause damage to the roof, the walls, and even the foundation.