Smart Laundry

The proliferation of Wi-Fi and smart devices has finally reached laundry with most manufacturers supporting the technology, albeit to different degrees. Currently G.E., Samsung, and LG offer smart laundry models controlled by apps on your smartphone. All you need to enjoy connected laundry is a smartphone, an Internet connection, and a Wi-Fi router. Be sure to check that the model you are interested in has … Continue reading Smart Laundry

Refrigerator Quick-Tips

Keep the Proper Temperature The ideal temperature for a refrigerator is 35–38°F. Higher than 40°F is unsafe and will allow bacteria to multiply and food to spoil. Use a refrigerator thermometer to keep track of the temperature. As with ovens, a stand alone thermometer will give a more accurate reading than the built-in digital thermometer. Position the thermometer in the warmest part of your refrigerator: … Continue reading Refrigerator Quick-Tips

Portable Air Conditioner Buying Guide

Why Choose a Portable Air Conditioner Portable air conditioners are designed to cool a single room and are simple and easy to install. Their compact design and wheels make it easy to move the unit from one room to another as needed. Installation is not permanent. Portable air conditioners are a good option for rooms with no existing air conditioning or rooms that only need … Continue reading Portable Air Conditioner Buying Guide

How Fans Cool You Down

How does a fan cool you down if it doesn’t actually make the air cooler? A fan actually makes the room warmer (but not enough to notice). Because the electric motor of the fan isn’t 100% efficient, it generates heat. The blades of the fan themselves even generate heat via friction as they rub against the air. Thankfully these effects are tiny and unnoticeable. Fans … Continue reading How Fans Cool You Down