New GE Hybrid Water Heater to be Available

The new Hybrid Water Heater from GE will soon be available throughout North America by the end of January.

This new appliance is said to be 62 percent more efficient than an older electric water heater and can save consumers hundreds of dollars every year.

Along with the usual resistance elements and the latest in heat pump technology, GE’s hybrid water heater draws heat from the surrounding air to heat the water.

Read the article here if you’d like to learn more about this new water heater and to learn the major retail store that will be amongh the first to carry it.

How to Clean Freezer Condenser Coils

It’s necessary to clean the condenser coils on your refrigerator/freezer.  The coils are designed to expel the heat drawn out of the freezer compartment.  If they accumulate too much dust, they may not cool enough to keep the freezer working properly.

We found an easy article on the subject, this time over at acmehowto.com.

The article discusses both locations that the coils are found on freezers, either on the back of the unit or on the bottom.

Check out the article, and enjoy cleaning your freezer condenser coils!  In the meantime, we’ll be sharing some more articles from this site in the near future.

Oven Repair Made Easy

I wanted to let you know about a useful article when you need to look into repairing your oven on your own.  Whether you have an electric or gas oven, this article covers all the basics you need to know for oven maintenance and repair.

The article covers door gaskets, burners, disassembling the range, repairing the oven setting control, replacing the timer, checking pilot lights, shutoff valves, and more.

Read the article here and have fun with your oven!

Electrolux Design Lab 2010 Has Theme

The Second Space Age is the new theme for Design Lab 2010, an initiative of Electrolux.

Undergraduate and graduate industrial design students are encouraged to find new ways to design appliances that take into account the decreased living space people have in these modern times.

As the population explodes over the next 40 years, we will need new ways of washing our clothes and storing our perishables.  Enter Design Lab, which cultivates young minds and fresh ideas.

Read more about it at this article.

Electrolux Win Green House Design Award

It must be award season in the Appliance world again, as Electrolux has won another award.

This time, from the Housewares Design Awards Program.  One of its vacuum models, the UltraSilencer Green, is the winner of this prestigious award.  It is made from 55% recycled plastic and runs on reduced electricity, decreasing noise.

Read more about it here.

China to Receive GE Smart Grid Technology

With a government tailor-made for smart grid technology, the Chinese city of Yangzhou will be the staging ground for GE to introduce its smart grid to the region.

Needless to say, China’s demand for energy has increased dramatically in recent years, so the advent of this new technology holds quite a lot of promise.  GE will have a demonstration center in Yangzhou displaying all of the major components of a smart grid system: the smart meter, compatible thermostats, new smart appliances.

Read more about it, once again, at Appliance Magazine.

Electrolux Eureka Vacuum Wins Good Design Award

Electrolux has won a Good Design Award for its Eureka Zuum Z-series vacuums.

Electrolux was presented the award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, along with the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

Read more about it over at Appliance Magazine.

Sears Introduces Smart-Motion Laundry

Sears has introduced the next generation of their Kenmore and Kenmore Elite laundry machines. These new washers feature so-called ‘smart-motion’ technology.  Smart-motion, of course, has nothing to do with the big gov’ment conspiracy that some people think the smart-grid technology represents.

No, in this case, smart-motion refers to the drive motor that controls the speed and agitation of the washer drum. Five different settings provide different levels of agitation to accomodate various different kinds of clothes.

Read more about these new products here.

Do It Yourself Home Appliance Repair Requires Easy Access to Appliance Parts

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Whether it’s Arcoaire, Comfortmaker, Luxaire, Air Ease, Century, Concord, Janitrol, Tempstar, Ducane, Lennox, Weatherking, Amana, Armstrong, or any other part you need for your washer, dryer, furnace, air conditioner, dishwasher, microwave, or any other appliance, you’ll find it right here at Superior Appliance Parts.

Sit back, relax, take a deep breath, enjoy a sip of your favorite beverage, stop by our online store, and purchase the part your appliance needs…it certainly isn’t going to fix itself!

Whirlpool Supports Retirement Benefits for Former Tennessee Employees

According to this article, Whirlpool has fashioned an $11.7 million bond to support roughly 1,500 former employees of a closed Tennessee plant.

The plant has remained closed since August 2008.

Whirlpool will give the bond to Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation to pay out to the former Whirlpool employees.