Home Appliances : Home & Garden
Strictly speaking, all electric heaters are 100 percent efficient. Electric heaters pass electric current through a wire that provides resistance. The resistance converts all of the electric energy into heat. If the current passes through without being converted into heat, it causes a short circuit.
A ventless gas fireplace is a cost-effective and low maintenance room heating option. Many people choose the ventless style because it provides the look of a wood burning fireplace but without the hassle of collecting logs, starting a fire or cleaning up ash debris. It is also the only gas fireplace
The Rayovac PS23B is a universal charger that can recharge Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) and Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) batteries. The charger does not charge alkaline, rechargeable alkaline, zinc carbon or lithium batteries. Charge standard NiMH betteries prior to first use. Standard NiMH betteries will n
Occassionally, the belt on the Kirby vacuum cleaner will wear out or break from usage, requiring that a new belt be installed in the vacuum. The vacuum belt can be installed in just a few minutes. The Kirby vacuums feature a detachable front cover that allows for easier access to the belt. You can i
Average humans that simply do not have the time to learn about the kitchen and how to cook things rely a lot on many fancy home appliances. Even though these appliances can be very useful for those people who do not know how to cook they also hurt them in the long run because they do not allow them
Even in a small town, you're likely to have more than one choice when it comes to appliance repairs. If your refrigerator is on the fritz, weigh your repair technician options carefully.
Persimmons eaten before they are fully ripe are bitter and astringent in taste. Unripe fruit, as the old adage says, will make your mouth pucker. Persimmons are harvested in the fall when their color ranges from yellow-orange to orange-red and are soft to the touch. Persimmons are used to make jams
The electrical power supply needs of a clothes dryer require a double-pole, 30-ampere, 220-volt circuit breaker. Dryer breakers are installed in the main electrical panel of the home and are designed to protect the dryer circuit from overloads and short circuits. Double-pole breakers connect to both
The filter on a Maytag dishwasher is designed to catch food residue and debris, and remove it from the dishwasher without causing the drain or pump to get clogged. The filtration system is an automatic feature during the wash cycle and should work well with little help from the owners. However, if l
Electrical training is a must for any aspiring DIY electricians. Every schoolchild knows that 'electricity and water do not mix' but electrical training can teach you so much more to keep you safe when working with domestic electrics. Learn more about DIY electrics here.
Toaster ovens are common household appliances used for heating up or toasting food. Generally the ovens are used without incident, but they have an electric heating element that can potentially cause a fire. Toaster oven fires can cause thousands of dollars in damage, even if they are confined to a
Lighting in a room can have a dramatic effect on mood and the invention of the dimmer switch has made this a possibility for every room in a home. The switch limits or boosts the flow of electricity to a light bulb, resulting in increased or decreased light emitted by it. Installing a dimmer switch
Nothing smells as sweet as sheets dried in the summer sun. Not only is outdoor laundry drying easy and convenient, but a clothesline saves money and energy. An umbrella clothes dryer is one of the most space-saving forms of a clothesline. It offers the most drying line in the smallest possible space
If you're having trouble starting your washer -- and you're sure the unit is plugged in -- the trouble may lie in your lid switch. Washing machines ,including those in the Maytag Atlantic series, are engineered to stop operating when you pull up the lid. If the switch is broken, the machine isn't ge
Home buyers moving into a house or homeowners wanting to update outdated light fixtures to make a room look more contemporary and save energy can do so with a few simple tools. Replacing an outdated light fixture doesn't require any prior electrical work and can be done in a matter of minutes. After
The Kirby vacuum cleaner is one of the best selling models of vacuum cleaners in the world. Each new model is an improvement upon the last one in some way. The Heritage 2 was sold in the mid-'80s to early-'90s. The Generation 1, 2, and 3 models followed the Heritage 2 with very few changes to the ac
Upright freezers pose a slight challenge when transporting from one location to another. Many manufacturers specifically state that the units aren't to be laid on their backs or sides since this can damage internal components or the cooling grid on the back of the units. As such, transport requires
In order to increase the usable storage space in a refrigerator, many refrigerators make use of a shelving system. This allows you to store and organize items in the refrigerator that would otherwise not fit. The shelves found in refrigerators are supported by shelving brackets. These brackets suppo
The Kenmore Calypso uses a wash plate to toss the clothes around in the washer rather than an agitator. According to the manufacturer, this process uses less water and saves money. The wash plate consists of an inner and outer plate. The outer plate spans the entire tub bottom while the inner plate