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A word about washer types

 Front-loaders use less water than top-loaders but typically have longer wash cycles—some take 100 minutes or more. That's not the end of the world, but it may be the beginning of laundry pile-up. Since front-loaders use less water, the detergent is more concentrated and the machine's tumbling action can also help boost cleaning. Manufacturers recommend using HE detergent—that's high efficiency—for front-loaders and HE top-loaders. Regular detergents are too sudsy for these machines.

Save Energy - Save Money

Consider a light dimmer.  Any light bulb dimmed by 25 percent will use roughly 20 percent less energy.

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microwave safe

Be cautious of microwave safe plastic containers and plastic wrap.   The words only guarantee that the plastic won`t melt or crack in the microwave, not that they won`t leak chemicals into food.

Considering a New Refrigerator

When choosing a refrigerator, consider your space, the unit's capacity, and your budget. Stylish variations on top-freezer, bottom-freezer and side-by-side refrigerators are in the stores, including some refrigerators with French doors as well as refrigerator drawers. Because refrigerators are on 24-7, make sure the one you buy is energy efficient. If you're looking for information about refrigerator, Consumer Reports is your best resource. Consumer Reports’ refrigerator reviews will give you honest buying advice that you can trust. Use our refrigerator buying guide to discover which features are most important to consider. We also provide unbiased Ratings and refrigerator reviews to help you choose the best refrigerator for your needs.

Washing Machine use

Use a cycle and load-adjustable washing machine.  When buying a new washing machine, consider those that offer cycle and load size adjustments.  They`re more water and energy efficient.

Remove Stains on Clothes

Paint, grease or ink stains on your clothes, try using eucalyptus oil to help remove the stains.

Defrosting food

Don`t use running water to thaw food.  Plan ahead and defrost food in the refrigerator to save water.

Lemon Power

Lemon Power.  Lemons are 5 percent citric acid and can be used for a variety of cleaning and home uses.  Dilute 60ml lemon juice in two litres of water as a glass cleaner.  While straight lemon juice can be used as a degreaser.  Now You Know!

Drain Pans Needed

Is your washing machine or water heater old and weak? A potential mess just waiting to leak? The new products you see in new construction model homes often take years to hit the remodel and repair market, and when they do arrive, homeowners are often just as slow to buy them and to include them in their plans. One such idea available now that's often overlooked are drain pans that go under clothes washers and water heaters that can catch and drain water leaks to the outside. If a water heater is located anywhere other than the basement, drain pans are a must. Damage resulting from such a leak can often cost more than buying a new appliance. So, when it comes time to replace one or both appliances, include drain pans in your purchase. If either sits upstairs in your home today, be aware they present a potential leak and mess. It's best to add braided, stainless water hoses, too.
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