Monthly Archives: October 2010

Save Money & Protect the Environment with Energy Star Appliances

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Still using that old washing machine that you purchased way back when? I bet you’re happy that you haven’t had to replace it, right? Well did you know that with a new Energy Star clothes washer you could be saving yourself money while protecting the environment? It’s true. Today’s appliances are more energy-efficient and more advanced than ever before. They use less total energy, use less water, and less of an effect on the environment. By making an investment in a new energy star appliance you are making a conscious effort to protect the environment as well as put more money back in your pocket. Here are some appliance models that make for great upgrades to a new energy star appliance.

Clothes Washers: Did you know that the average family washes over 400 loads of laundry a year? That’s a lot of laundry! Think about the amount of energy and the amount of water being used with each load and each wash. It adds up. By purchasing a new Energy Star clothes washer you can cut those energy cost by a third and your water costs by more than a half. That’s because Energy Star qualified clothes washers use about 30% less energy and over 50% less water than regular clothes washers. If your washer is over 10 years old, replace it with a new Energy Star qualified washer and you can save up to $135 a year.

Dishwashers: How old is your dishwasher? 5, 10, 15 years old? Hopefully you’re not using a dishwasher over 15 years old. If so, you’re paying an additional $40 a year on your utility bills compared to owning a new Energy Star qualified model. A dishwasher built before 1994 wastes more than 10 gallons of water per cycle. If you were to replace your old dishwasher with a new Energy Star qualified model, you’d save enough water each week to wash 3 loads of laundry in your new Energy Efficient front load clothes washer. Don’t wash away your savings with an old dishwasher, upgrade to a new Energy Star model, save on your utility bills and reduce your water consumption to help protect our lakes, streams, and oceans.  Read more…

3 Cool Kitchen Design Tools to Use to Build your Dream Kitchen

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Building your Dream Kitchen can be a challenging task. Where do you start? What do you pick out first? Do you start with the cabinets, the countertops, or the appliances? Fret not first time kitchen designers, here are 3 cool kitchen tools from major appliance manufacturers that will help you build your dream kitchen.

Sub Zero & Wolf Interactive Kitchen Vignettes: The Sub Zero and Wolf Interactive Kitchen Vignettes gives you the opportunity to visualize how Sub Zero and Wolf Appliances would look in your kitchen. This cool tool offers 9 virtual rooms of various styles, designs, and layouts populated with Sub Zero and Wolf Appliances. From contemporary to country kitchen, you select the kitchen of your preference and the tool gives you the ability to customize the color and finish of the cabinets, walls, countertops, trim, and floors. Select various configurations and watch as the room changes in front of your eyes. Very cool tool from the fine folks at Sub Zero and Wolf AppliancesRead more…

4 Healthy Home & Green Resources

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Today being green, living healthy, and making the right decisions for your home and family are more important than ever. Becoming a more conscious green consumer can have a great impact on your life, the environment, and the world around you. Here are 4 Healthy Home & Green Resources for you to check out and follow that provide informative articles, energy-saving tips, and green recommendations.

Green Guide – For Everyday Living: The Green Guide from National Geographic is an excellent green home resource for every room in your house. From the kitchen, to the bathroom, to the laundry room the Green Guide offers helpful tips, recommendations, and guides of how to make a your home green. You’ll find the Appliance Buying Guides helpful as they provide insight into the best way to save money on energy costs and cut down on the energy use of your home appliances. Read more…

Samsung Offers More with Four Doors

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Have you seen the new Samsung French Door Four Door Refrigerator? If not, here it is, check it out. This is the latest Fridge from Samsung designed with everyone in mind!

This Fridge features a unique and cutting edge design. The first of it’s kind to add a counter height refrigeration drawer. The drawer features four adjustable temperature settings that adjust to your cooling needs. From wine party dishes, to deli snacks, cold drinks, or meat/fish the adjustable temperature settings allow you to optimize the temperature of the drawer to what you are storing. Read more…

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