Month: October 2015

3 Tips for Getting Your Appliances Ready For Winter

Fall is here in Mason, OH and though it’s been unseasonably warm – winter is coming. Check out the tips below to start getting your appliances winter ready.

Dryers – now is the perfect time to check that your dryer vents are free of lint clogs.  Clogged dryer vents are the number one cause of dryer fires and this is especially true when it’s cold outside and the head is running inside.  Check out our article on keeping your dryer running safely  and give us a call if if time’s for a cleaning.  While you’re at be sure to check that you’re dryer vent screens are intact. Mice and other critters will be looking for a warm home for winter and an unscreened dryer vent is the perfect invitation.

Ovens –  be sure to check that the thermostat on your oven is working properly.  Nothing ruins a Thanksgiving quite like a frozen Turkey and an overcooked dessert.  Check out the video below for more information on testing your oven temperature sensor.

Outdoor Refrigerators – Do you keep an extra refrigerator outdoors?  As it begins to get cold outside, outdoor refrigerators should be unplugged. When the temperature drops, the water and ice lines of a refrigerator can freeze up causing your refrigerator to heat up! While you’re unplugging things, make sure you’ve disconnected any hoses still attached to outdoor faucets as this is a sure fire way to get frozen pipes!

Angiest List Gives Advice on When to Repair and When to Replace

repairing or replacing my broken appliances, which is better?

When to Repair and When to Replace
Many Cincinnati area homeowners struggle with deciding when to repair and when to replace a broken appliance.  Too many homeowners are shelling out major dollars for shiny new appliances when they could have repaired their existing refrigerators, dishwashers,  oven, washer or dryer. Repairing an appliance can extend it’s life for years – saving you money, time and hassle. 

6 Foods That You Should Never Freeze

To freeze or not to freeze, that is the question.  Take a look at these 6 common foods that don’t hold up well in the freezer. Continue Reading

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