Monthly Archives: September 2014

Have cleaner water and ice without a built-in refrigerator water filter

Your top-freezer refrigerator might not have a built-in water filter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have filtered water going into your icemaker. By installing the GE SmartWater External Refrigerator Water Filter System (GXRLQ) you can have better –tasting and cleaner ice from your refrigerator icemaker.

GE SmartWater exterior refrigerator/icemaker Inline Filter System (GXRLQ)
The system works with most refrigerators and easily installs and is housed behind the refrigerator. Simply turn off your icemaker to attach the line to the filer’s manifold and turn your icemaker back on again. The filter will help reduce sediment, chlorine taste and odor, lead and cysts in the water leading to cleaner water and better-tasting ice.

After six month, replace the filter by turning off your icemaker, and twisting and removing the old filter to replace it with a new one (twist to lock into place).

GE Exterior Refrigerator/Icemaker Filter (GXRLQR)

There’s no need to turn off your water supply, as the manifold contains an auto-shut off as part of its design. Purchase just the replacement filter above , without having to purchase the entire system again at www.everyappliancepart.com.

If you need to install a line to your ice maker from your home’s water supply, you’ll need additional parts like this Copper Tube Refrigerator Water Supply Kit (8003RP) by Whirlpool.

Copper Tube Refrigerator Water Supply Kit by Whirlpool (8003RP)

For more icemaker parts and refrigerator parts, visit www.EveryAppliancePart.com.

Free entrance into museums nation-wide Saturday, Sept. 27

Enjoy free entrance for you and one guest at a participating art, history or natural sciences museum during National Museum Day Saturday, Sept. 27.

little boy looking at museum dinosaur skull

Fill out the online form at smithsonianmag.com and download and print out your tickets. The Museum Day Live! ticket is only good for two people per household, per address.

Museums in all 50 states have signed up to participate in National Museum Day. To find a participating museum near you, use the search page on the Museum Day Live! website:  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/

Appliance tax free holidays for Florida, Georgia and Virginia

Several states are forgoing the sales taxes you pay on new energy efficient appliances during designated tax-free holiday weekends. These tax-free holidays can save you several hundred dollars depending on the price and number of appliances you purchase. Plus, stores are often competitive during these times, offering free installation, delivery and haul-away of old appliances and other discounts the equivalent to the deals you find on Black Friday.

appliancetaxfreeholiday2014

Below is a list of states and dates, along with the offers per states.

Florida – September 19-21

Purchases of certain Energy Star and WaterSense qualified products purchased for non-commercial use and costing $500 or more.

Applies to the following purchases:

  • Air conditioner
  • Air purifier
  • Ceiling fan
  • Clothes washer
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dehumidifier
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator

For more information, visit http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/

 Georgia – October 3-5

Purchases of certain Energy Star and WaterSense qualified products purchased for non-commercial use and costing $1,500 or less.

Applies to the following appliances:

  • Air conditioners
  • Ceiling fans
  • Clothes washers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Dishwashers
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Refrigerators

For more information, visit http://gefa.georgia.gov/energy-star-and-watersense-sales-tax-holiday

Virginia – October 10-13

Purchases of certain Energy Star and WaterSense qualified products purchased for non-commercial use and costing $2,500 or less.

  • Air conditioners
  • Ceiling fans
  • Clothes washers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Dishwashers
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Refrigerators

For more information, visit http://www.tax.virginia.gov/site.cfm?alias=EnergyStarQualifiedProductsHoliday

How to save even more money 

By planning ahead, you can be prepared and save even more money with these tips:

  • Compare. Shop online and use ads to find out what discount and promotions stores will be offering before the tax-free weekend. Some stores will offer free delivery and haul-away of old appliances, which can mean an extra $90 in savings.
  • Ask about price matching, installation, delivery and haul-away charges.
  • Measure the space and dimensions for your new appliance and make a list of any features you would like in a new appliance.
  • Show up early for best selection.

To find even more renewable and energy efficiency incentives, visit http://dsireusa.org.

Have you ever bought an appliance during a tax-free holiday? What did you think of the deals and selection?

Compact folding step stool provides a little extra height when you need it

Need a little lift in the kitchen to reach those high shelves? What about the laundry room?  The Xtend+Climb compact folding step stool can provide you the extra height you need without weighing you down.

1 Step Mini Aluminum Light Weight Step Stool

1 Step Mini Aluminum Light Weight Step Stool

This one-step stool provides you with an added foot of extra height, yet is light-weight enough to carry in one hand. Weighing just 2.4, you can easily fold and hang this stool on a hook or store in a cabinet or on a shelf.

Features:

  • Non-skid rubber feet
  • Lightweight aluminum construction weighing 2.4 lbs.
  • Dimensions: Height 12 inches open (13 inches closed), Width 13 inches, Depth 10.5 inches
  • Heavy-duty. Rated for 200 lbs. GS tested for 150kg, 330lbs.

Purchase the 1 Step Mini Aluminum Light Weight Step Stool at http://www.EveryAppliancePart.com.

What are some areas in your home that you have trouble reaching?

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