Infographic: Lifespan of essential household items

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...

Pumps solve home water pressure problems

For too many U.S. homeowners, water-related tasks becomes a juggling act.

Future Home Tech: 8 Energy-Saving Solutions on the Horizon

Future Home Tech: 8 Energy-Saving Solutions on the Horizon

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.

For kitchens, black stainless steel is the new black

For kitchens, black stainless steel is the new black

From black to stainless to slate gray and back to black, kitchen appliance finishes continue to evolve to lead design trends.

Smart sensor spots water leaks quickly (video)

Smart sensor spots water leaks quickly (video)

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.

First Energy Star dryers hit the market

First Energy Star dryers hit the market

For the first time, Energy Star certified clothes dryers are now available nationwide through major retailers.

Hot new products: International Builders' Show preview

Hot new products: International Builders' Show preview

The focus of the residential and commercial building industry once again turns toward Las Vegas for the 2015 International Builders Show.

Connected appliances help manage life on the go

Connected appliances help manage life on the go

Now it's easier to be productive with your phone and home appliances as well as crushing candies.

Smart appliances with a conscience

Smart appliances with a conscience

As homes and appliances get smarter, consumers will still want a human touch to influence technology.

 Electrolux acquires GE Appliances business, will continue brands

Electrolux acquires GE Appliances business, will continue brands

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.

Wash harsh detergents out of your laundry routine

Wash harsh detergents out of your laundry routine

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...

Don't overlook the dryer vent for energy efficiency gains

Don't overlook the dryer vent for energy efficiency gains

An overlooked home flaw could be costing homeowners money, and add to the time they spend on household chores.

Let the laundry room escape the basement with a dryer that vents up to 200 ft.

Let the laundry room escape the basement with a dryer that vents up to 200 ft.

With the GE dryer’s new 200-foot venting capability, you have more freedom to choose where to put the laundry room.

 Home appliances integrate with Nest devices for more control (video)

Home appliances integrate with Nest devices for more control (video)

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.

First Energy Star clothes dryers are on the market now

First Energy Star clothes dryers are on the market now

Whirlpool received recent certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program on the Whirlpool brand Duet model WED87HED steam dryer.

Now clothes dryers can earn the Energy Star label

Now clothes dryers can earn the Energy Star label

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.

6 ways you can ease the burden of household chores and save water

6 ways you can ease the burden of household chores and save water

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.

Energy efficiency gaining ground in hot appliance trends

Energy efficiency gaining ground in hot appliance trends

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...

New LG washers certified to meet Water Footprint standards

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...

Seal up hidden holes in your home to ward off winter drafts and save energy

Seal up hidden holes in your home to ward off winter drafts and save energy

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.

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