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New Year Resolutions for Your Home Appliances: Maintenance Tips & More

January 1, 2021

2020 was a year to fall back in love, with your home that is. Home improvements, rearranging and redesigning, and every other home project we could think of, kept us all busy for the past 10 months. We also spent endless hours in the kitchen!

Less available in-person dining led to a dramatic increase in at-home meals. Home and kitchen appliance buying has increased and recipes were shared amongst family and friends. So, what comes next?

As we look forward to 2021, we think about all the self-improvements we want to focus on and what it takes to get there. This is also one of the best times to focus on what is best for your home and the important pieces in it. Here is our list of New Year's resolutions for your home appliances to keep your home running smoothly.

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Make 2021 The Year to Go Green

It's the small changes we make that add up to achieving big goals. If you are not ready to make the investment in a new appliance right away, commit to something small like purchasing compact fluorescent bulbs rather than traditional light bulbs. This not only saves energy, but you will notice a savings on your electricity bill as well.

If now is the time to upgrade to an energy efficient appliance, we are here to help. We have washers, dryers, ranges, refrigerators, dishwashers and more that are not only eco-friendly but real-life friendly as well! Think wi-fi enabled smart appliances that notify you when a wash load is complete!

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Maintain Your Appliances

While annual maintenance inspections are great, there are also simple maintenance tasks you can perform routinely throughout the year to keep your appliances running as they should.

  • First up: Your dryer vents, clean them. This is something you want to do annually and replace as needed. How do you know if they need to be replaced? Look for holes or an outdated white hose, which is a fire hazard.

  • Clean your dishwasher filter. Yes, this is on the annual list because well, it is necessary but gross. If you want your dishes to continue to come out clean and avoid an awful smell that comes out of this appliance, this is one you will not want to ignore.

  • Clean your oven more often. Many ovens offer a self-cleaning option capable of cleaning up any cooking spills and reducing grease-fire potential.

Ready to jump start your New Year's Resolutions?

We can help. You can stop into one of our 12 locations to shop in person and work with a specialist on finding the appliance that fits your lifestyle, or you can shop online at Howards.com to see which appliances are available. Howard's offers free home delivery on appliance purchases over $399 to the Southern California area. Contact us today for more information or to have one of our experienced product specialists help you build your dream kitchen.


LG 7.4 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Smart wi-fi Enabled Front Load Electric Dryer


Electrolux Front Load Perfect Steam™ Gas Dryer with PredictiveDry™


Samsung 4.5 cu. ft. Top Load Washer


GE ENERGY STAR® 24.7 Cu. Ft. French-Door Refrigerator


Kitchenaid 22.6 cu ft. Counter-Depth Side-by-Side Refrigerator with Exterior Ice and Water and PrintShield™ finish


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