Appliances News

DOE proposes changes to furnace standards

Sept. 6, 2016—Department of Energy (DOE) finally proposed a new minimum-efficiency standard for gas furnaces, its first since 1992, and our prediction about the shape of the standard proved to be on the mark.

Haier buys GE Appliances

Jan. 15, 2016—GE Appliances has been sold again. Chinese company Haier will buy General Electric’s appliances division for $5.4 billion.

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Related Department Briefs

More kitchen connections

You can expect your kitchen to become more connected as more manufacturers introduce large kitchen appliances that are priced in the premium range, one experts tells Consumers Digest.

Why room air conditioners that have Wi-Fi?

With GE Appliances’ June 2016 introduction of its two newest models, the implementation of Wi-Fi connectivity by manufacturers of room air conditioners seems nearly complete. What benefits do these models provide, and for whom is the purchase most advantageous?

Smart refrigerators: Refreshing

The concept of smart refrigerators is cool, so it might serve to heat up the appliance market in the next couple of years.

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Appliances Recalls

Carrier expands recall of air conditioners, heat pumps

Feb. 24, 2017—Carrier expanded its recall of packaged-terminal air conditioners and packaged-terminal heat pumps that were sold under the Bryant, Carrier and Fast brand names, because the power cord can overheat, which poses a fire hazard.

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