Van Nuys, CA (PressExposure) September 23, 2009 -- Arthur Ashkinazi from Active Appliance of Los Angeles, said, âappliances account for about 20 percent of a householdâs annual electricity use.â Since most of our nationâs electricity is generated from fossil fuels (such as coal and natural gas), which contribute to global warming and air and water pollution, replacing older appliances with more efficient models can amount to a huge home energy saving. However, these appliances are only as efficient as the person using them.
No matter what model of energy saving devices you own, there are easy ways to make sure it is using as little electricity as possible. For example, your dishwasher:
If the dishes are not getting clean... 1. Make sure the water is hot enough. It should be at least 140 degrees, which is hot enough to burn you - VERY HOT! If it is not hot enough, turn the hot water heater thermostat up to a higher setting. 2. Make sure the lower spray arm is unobstructed and turning freely. 3. Make sure the bottom inside the dishwasher is clean and free of debris. 4. Make sure you are following the proper loading procedures. Use the proper amount of detergent and make sure the detergent is fresh (check expiration or "best if used by" date.
If the door isn't closing... 1. Make sure the latch assembly is unrestricted and latching properly. Make sure nothing is blocking the door from opening and closing properly. If the unit is leaking... 1. Make sure you are following the proper loading procedures, including proper type and amounts of detergents. Run the unit through cycle while empty - if it doesn't leak, it's probably a loading problem. 2. Make sure the racks are positioned properly. 3. Make sure the door is unrestricted around the opening.
Tech Tip - If the inside of your dishwasher is beginning to brown and form mineral stains, put Limeaway (available at your grocery store) or Tang Citrus Drink into the tank during the wash cycle. The citric acid from these products will remove the mineral buildup and restore the finish.
Tech Tip - If your dishwasher is developing a film on the inside, put 6-7 drops of good-quality, name brand regular liquid detergent (for hand washing dishes) in the bottom and put the machine through a regular cycle. This procedure will wash away soap scum, mineral deposits and grit. It will also allow the machine to work better. IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not put more than 6-7 drops of liquid detergent. Be proactive, prevent potential floods!
Since 1988, Active Appliances has provided dependable service to our customers. Active meets the highest performance standards in the business - from employee training to customer care. Today, we have over 30 skilled technicians, and a knowledgeable office staff to meet your appliance service and repair needs. Active technicians are trained and authorized by several leading appliance manufacturers such as Frigidaire, Whirlpool, GE, Maytag and many more.
Active Appliances is certified and approved by the California League of Homeowners as well as the Heart and Lung Foundation for air quality. The company has been awarded for outstanding warranty performance in 1998. We look forward in serving you in the future, in anticipation we guarantee your full satisfaction. Please contact our Manager, Arthur Ashkinazi at (888) 88-ACTIVE or his email at firstname.lastname@example.org Our website will also provide some wonderful information at [http://www.activeappliance.com]
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