bylvanderv09-03-201309:21 AM - edited 09-03-201309:26 AM
Happy 100th anniversary, refrigerator!
That’s right, it’s been 100 years since the first refrigerator was sold: the DOMELRE, invented by Fred W. Wolf in 1913, was air-cooled, mounted on top of an icebox, and was the first commercially electric refrigerator available in the United States.
How have refrigerators advanced since? Where did they get their start? Here’s a look at the history of one of our most valued appliances, plus details of how you can get a $100 Power Smart rebate on the purchase of qualifying Samsung models September 2-29.
bylvanderv07-17-201311:42 AM - edited 07-17-201311:42 AM
Summer is officially here, and as they say, the livin’ is easy. If you’re planning on going away for an extended period of time this summer, why not make things even easier on your wallet and electricity bill by turning off and unplugging as many non-essential electronics and devices as possible to help you save on your electricity use while you’re away from home.
If you’ve bought a HD television in the last few years, or have been thinking about it, you’re likely familiar with 1080p resolution (often marketed as full HD). But the talk lately is all about 4K TV and OLED TV, which might leave you wondering if it’s really worth an upgrade or the extra cost. TV manufacturers keep looking for new ways to bring your living room closer to reality, but is it right for you?
Refrigerators aren’t given too much thought, except when they stop working. But the fact is that older units are some of the largest consumers of electrical energy within a home.
So if you’re looking for a new refrigerator, why not put some thought into getting one that is energy efficient with the latest technology. Upgrading to an efficient fridge could save you $40 or more each year.
I can’t think of a technology that’s been getting more press time lately then the tablet. The technology is evolving at a rapid pace, adding features and capabilities that are making the tablet a great choice for a second (or third, or fourth) computing device.
on 05-16-201207:40 AM - last edited on 05-23-201204:45 PM by Laura
While some moms may appreciate a new, energy-efficient appliance as a Mother’s Day gift, your best bet might be cooking a great meal for mom.
While you’re in the kitchen, consider the tools and appliances you’re using and whether it’s time to upgrade to new, energy-efficient versions. You won’t just save energy and money, you’ll get some great new features as well.
bytonymauro01-25-201209:56 AM - edited 01-25-201210:27 AM
Gizmo junkies love the new year, because it’s time for the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. And I’ve hunted down a few cool products announced at CES that have energy savings impacts.