If you’ve ever had an air conditioner fail on a hot summer day, you understand the importance of anticipating when household items need to be repaired or replaced. Not only is it annoying to deal with a broken appliance, but...
For too many U.S. homeowners, water-related tasks becomes a juggling act.
Though total home energy use has grown, energy use per household is down about 10 percent, despite homes that are larger and contain more devices.
From black to stainless to slate gray and back to black, kitchen appliance finishes continue to evolve to lead design trends.
Unfortunately, all too often you discover a leaking sink, water heater or washing machine only after it's caused a lot of damage to your home.
For the first time, Energy Star certified clothes dryers are now available nationwide through major retailers.
The focus of the residential and commercial building industry once again turns toward Las Vegas for the 2015 International Builders Show.
Now it's easier to be productive with your phone and home appliances as well as crushing candies.
As homes and appliances get smarter, consumers will still want a human touch to influence technology.
Electrolux will acquire the GE Appliances business for $3.3 billion in a transaction that will see the GE Appliances brand continue in the marketplace.
A new industrial-strength laundry device cleans better than detergent and eliminates potentially irritating chemicals. Michael Munsterman, president of Wash It, was looking for a better way to do laundry and found that commercial ozone machines were able to remove infectious...
An overlooked home flaw could be costing homeowners money, and add to the time they spend on household chores.
With the GE dryer’s new 200-foot venting capability, you have more freedom to choose where to put the laundry room.
Nest made a splash in the smart device market with its stylish learning thermostat, and now it's extending its reach in the home through appliances.
Whirlpool received recent certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program on the Whirlpool brand Duet model WED87HED steam dryer.
Clothes dryers have been the lone hold out among major appliances that weren’t available with the Energy Star label. Dryers are the most energy-intensive residential appliance not yet covered by the Energy Star program, using 6 percent of residential electricity in the U.S. But now the U.S.
Appliances are some of the biggest users of water and energy in your home, and a new appliance can help get the job done while using fewer resources. Wash fewer loads. New high-efficiency top load washers typically have larger capacity than front-loaders, which means you can tackle more laundry in fewer loads. Say goodbye to stains.
Appliance trends may have more staying power than the latest fashion craze, with some like stainless steel appliances, hovering at the top for about 20 years. But two decades of overwhelming popularity doesn't come with a guarantee. Companies such as...
Move over carbon footprint, the spotlight is moving to the Water Footprint Inventory. A new certification by UL Environment, the WaterFootprint measures the water use through the lifecycle of a product through manufacturing, product usage and disposal. LG has launched...
Imagine leaving the windows open all winter long - the energy loss, drafts and wasted energy. Well, if the home has a folding pull-down attic stair, a whole house fan, a fireplace or clothes dryer, that may be just what is occurring in the home every day. Drafts from these often overlooked holes waste energy in the form of higher energy bills.