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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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A tankless job

As evidenced at the 2017 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition that was held earlier this year, nearly all of the manufacturers of tankless, or instantaneous, water heaters redesigned their products, so they facilitate a water-line connection that’s at the top of a unit in addition to a connection that’s at the bottom of it.

Boiling point

Homeowners who purchase a newer high-efficiency boiler to replace an older boiler undoubtedly reap the benefits immediately via a lower home-heating bill.

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.

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Appliances Recalls

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