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04/08/2014

It Pays to Buy New When Shopping for Appliances

When a major household appliance needs replacing, you might be tempted to save some money by purchasing a used or refurbished one. However, what you save at the checkout counter often could end up costing you in higher utility bills, not to mention potential repair bills. Major appliances produced today are more efficient than ever …

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02/26/2014

AHAM Joins Other Appliance Associations in Brussels to Form New Organization

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01/30/2014

Be Prepared Now for New Refrigerator Standards

You’ve probably seen those yellow EnergyGuide labels when you’ve shopped for an appliance – they tell you how much it will cost to operate the appliance each year. Well, if you’re looking for buy a new refrigerator you’ll notice that the EnergyGuide labels have been redesigned and that might leave you asking why? Beginning in …

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01/14/2014

Appliance Makers Show Off New Technologies at CES

In case you didn’t catch the news from CES 2014 last week in Last Vegas, appliance manufacturers showed off a lot of interesting appliances that they hope to bring to your home soon. According to the blog, Techlicious, it seems that the buzzword coming out of Las Vegas was “smart” – as in smart dishwashers, …

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11/04/2013

Autumn Rains Are a Good Reason to Purchase an AHAM Verifide Dehumidifier

Autumn is here and that could mean a lot of rain depending on the part of the U.S. in which you live. Damp, moldy basements are a problem for many homeowners, and one of the quickest, most cost-effective ways of keeping your basement dry and preventing damage to your possessions is by investing in a …

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09/30/2013

Energy Department and AHAM Join Forces on ENERGY STAR Testing for Appliances

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today in a blog posting that it recognizes AHAM as an ENERGY STAR certification body for clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, refrigerator/freezers and freezers. EPA states: “This agreement is a reflection of DOE's and AHAM's extensive and long-standing collaborative work together on verification and represent the kind of creative, …

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08/28/2013

Lower Your Utility Bill by Choosing an AHAM Verifide Clothes Washer

The most helpful household appliance, at least when it comes to saving time and backbreaking work, has to be the clothes washer. Clothes washers have come a long way over the decades, and they’re now more energy efficient than ever—even while the average tub size has grown. In fact, a clothes washer manufactured in 2011 …

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08/09/2013

Life Before Air Conditioning

As we head into the hot and humid days of August, most of us will be passing the summer days in air conditioning at work and at home. Air conditioning in the home did not become available for the home until about the 1920’s, and even then it was a luxury for all but the …

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07/24/2013

Looking for the Right Portable Air Cleaner? AHAM Verifide Can Help

If you have allergies, finding the right room air cleaner can be a chore. The AHAM Verifide program for air cleaners makes it easier for consumers seeking relief to find one that best suits their needs. All room air cleaners that carry the AHAM Verifide mark have been independently tested by a laboratory and verified …

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06/17/2013

Are You Ready for a Heat Wave?

It’s that time of the year when many consumers find themselves in the market for a new room air conditioner. Upon walking into a store to purchase one, one of the first things a consumer may notice is the AHAM Verifide label on the product’s box. Room air conditioners carrying the AHAM Verifide mark have …

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