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Need a New Room Air Conditioner? Check Out These Tips Before You Buy!

As the summer heat bakes much of the U.S., you might find yourself in need of replacing that old (and probably less efficient) room air conditioner. Before going out to the local home improvement store, you should check out the directory of AHAM Verifide® room air conditioners. Room air conditioners carrying the AHAM Verifide mark […]

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Peek Inside the Refrigerator of a Top Chef!

Ever wonder what was in the refrigerator of some of the country’s top chefs? The New York Times asked 11 top chefs in New York City, and their answers might surprise you. Peek inside their fridges and you’ll see that many of them probably don’t look all that different than your own – yogurt, half-empty […]

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Beat the Heat with a New AHAM Verifide Room Air Conditioner

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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Save Some Green and Help the Environment When You Buy a New Refrigerator

If you’ve been thinking about replacing your old refrigerator with a new one, now is a good time to do it. Under new energy efficiency standards released earlier this year by the U.S. Department of Energy, refrigerators, depending upon the model, can be up to 25 percent more efficient compared to refrigerators made just 10 […]

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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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AHAM Joins Other Appliance Associations in Brussels to Form New Organization

From left, Paolo Falcioni, Director General, CECED; Pablo Moreno of Mabe, Chairman of ANFAD; Jeng Feng, President, CHEAA; Satoshi Tanaka, Director & GM, Home Electrical Appliances Department, JEMA; and Joe McGuire, AHAM President. Last week, AHAM President Joe McGuire traveled to Brussels, Belgium to join the other founding members of the International Roundtable of Household […]

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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 to 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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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, smart […]

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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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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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