Friday, May 26, 2017

Optimize your Dryer

Here's a couple of hints to help your dryer work even more efficiently:
  1. Put your dryer close to the exhaust. If your air has a shorter distance to move, that means less energy is used and its less likely to get clogged.
  2. Smooth piping for the exhaust is better than pipes with pleats. Its more direct than having to move over the pleats.
  3. Air drying always saves energy

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Clean your Dryer!

Build up in your dryer? Luckily cleaning your dryer is a piece of cake. Follow these simple steps to clean your dryer!

  1. Wipe down the inside of the drum
  2. Use a dry cloth to wipe down the lint trap and the vent.
  3. Use the hose attachment on your vacuum to suck out any more lint in the vent.
  4. Clean the lint trap with warm and soapy water (but let it dry first).
  5. Very gently open the top of the drying and vacuum the outside of the drum. If you don't feel confident in prying, don't feel obligated to do so.
  6. Repeat in 3-6 months!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

How to clean a dishwasher

First things first: pull out the bottom rack and make sure there isn't and food bits around the drain that's causing a clog.

If you're good there, put a cup of white vinegar in the top rack and run the empty dishwasher on hot. White vinegar is a cleaner and disinfectant and it works even better with hot water.

Lastly, put one cup of baking soda in the bottom of the dishwasher and run a short hot cycle. This gets any stains out and gives your dishwasher a fresh smell!