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Clothes and towels in dryer
A clothes dryer can really come in handy, especially during the cold months when outdoor drying becomes impossible (unless you like your jeans frozen solid!). But whether you use a gas- or electric-powered dryer for your clothes, the energy bills can add up quickly – unless you make some sensible choices about how you handle your laundry.
Try these 6 tips to get more from your clothes dryer in the months ahead:

  1. Pre-dry your clothes using your washing machine’s fastest spin cycle – A load of clothes can contain half a gallon of water or more after an economy washing cycle – minimize that amount with a good spin before drying.
  2. Clean your lint filter – A clogged lint filter can dramatically affect dryer efficiency and dry times, potentially adding 20-30 percent to your bill.
  3. Keep dryer vents clean – If your dryer has an exhaust leading to the outside, clean it regularly; not only will it improve efficiency, it will also prevent carbon monoxide build up in your Pennsylvania home.
  4. Don’t overload – To dry your clothes quickly and completely, a clothes dryer needs to be able to circulate warm air easily between clothes; when too many clothes are packed in, warm never reaches them.
  5. Dry lightweight items before heavier loads – Your clothes dryer takes a while to build up enough heat to dry heavier clothing; dry your lighter clothes first, then take advantage of the dryer’s residual heat to help take care of the heavy stuff.
  6. Try adding a dry towel to a load of damp clothes – A dry towel wicks moisture from wet fabrics, which could cut off several minutes of drying time.

Of course the best way to save money on energy bills from your clothes dryer is to replace your old, inefficient tank with a new, high efficiency, whisper quiet model. Ace-Robbins features top quality gas- and electric-powered clothes dryer options from Maytag, Whirlpool and Amana – visit our Tunkhannock showroom today to see them for yourself!

Gas range
When it comes to cooking efficiency (and precision temperature control), it’s hard to beat a gas cooking range or gas cooktop. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get even better performance from your equipment with just a little investment of time and effort.
Try these simple tips and tricks for getting more from your gas range:

  1. Keep an eye on the color of your flame – A healthy gas stove burns blue rather than yellow; if the flame is yellow, it’s time for maintenance – or a gas range upgrade.
  2. Check the seal on your oven door – Gaps or tears in the seal let heat escape, wasting heat.
  3. Keep your oven window clean – Opening the range door to check on your food costs you heat…and money.
  4. Keep the burner flame as low as possible – A higher flame won’t necessarily cook your food faster, but it will definitely use more gas. Modern cookware is extremely conductive and holds heat very well – most of the time you don’t need as much flame as you think.
  5. Use the right-sized burner for your pot – Putting a small pot on a large burner can waste 40 percent of the burner’s heat. Match the burner to the job and you will save gas (and money) every time you cook.
  6. Cook in batches – Use all the space in your oven once you turn it on – you can always freeze portions for later.
  7. Use glass or ceramic dishes – Glass and ceramic dishes are the most efficient materials to use in the oven, so you don’t need as high a cooking temperature to cook your meal.

For quality gas ranges and gas cooktops from top brands like KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Maytag and more, trust the pros at Ace-Robbins. To learn more, or to see our full line of quality cooking and other home appliances, visit our Tunkhannock showroom today!

Kitchen interior
November is almost here – which means that soon it will be feast time in your Pennsylvania home. The question is where are you going to cook that feast – in an ancient stove with worn out dials and years of caked up oil and grease in the drip pans, or in that brand new six-burner commercial-style propane gas range you’ve always wanted?
This holiday season, why not treat yourself for a change: visit our Tunkhannock showroom and check out our complete selection of cooking appliances and accessories, including ranges, cooktops, wall ovens, range hoods, microwaves and more.
Whether you’re looking for a professional gas range, a countertop microwave, or anything in between, Ace-Robbins has the equipment and accessories you need from quality brands like Amana, Kitchen Aide, Maytag, Whirlpool and more.
Visit our showroom before the holidays and you’ll find options for just about any type of home cooking appliance, including:

Of course once you pick your appliance, our expert technicians will install quickly and service it correctly so you can continue to enjoy it for years to come. If you need any other home appliances, we can help there, too, with a wide range of washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, and more just waiting for new homes.
The holidays are coming – why not treat yourself to a gift you can share with the whole family? Visit our Tunkhannock showroom today and check out the dozens of quality cooking appliance options on display for your Pennsylvania home.
One of them has your name on it – find out which one today!

Family home comfort
Planning on getting a tax refund this year? Why not invest it in your home comfort and peace of mind?
Buying an appliance may not seem like the sexiest thing you can do with your hard earned money, but think of all the ways that it can improve your quality of life at home! Upgrade your home comfort equipment and you’ll enjoy:

Ready for a quality of life upgrade for your Pennsylvania home? Contact us today to learn about ways to save hundreds of dollars on new equipment!

 Quality, American-Made ProductsYou can learn a lot about a retailer by the brands they carry.
Take us, for example: one of the major brands we sell is Whirlpool – a company born and raised in Benton Harbor, Michigan, right in the heart of the USA.
Why do we choose Whirlpool? Well, for starters, it’s a brand that we can relate to – one that has been synonymous with quality, service, and fair pricing since Louis Upton and his uncle Emory opened its doors (or at least the doors of what would become the Whirlpool Corporation) in 1911.
Since then it’s done pretty well for itself – so well, in fact, that it has become the world’s largest home appliance maker. Perhaps more importantly for us, it’s done all of that while retaining its headquarters in Benton Harbor. And it has done it while staying true to the values of its founders: the company has been named by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for seven consecutive years.
Chances are, you have a Whirlpool product somewhere in your home right now (if you don’t, we can help you with that!) under one of its North American brands –  including Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Gladiator and others. That’s a good thing: most of those products come from one of the company’s nine U.S. manufacturing plants, where 28,000 employees work every day to the products that make your life easier and better.
The bottom line: if you want to buy a quality, American-made appliances for your home, you can’t do much better than Whirlpool – expertly installed by the pros at Ace-Robbins, of course.
Get top-quality, high efficiency home appliances from Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag and more from Wyoming County’s leader in expert in home appliance installation: Ace-Robbins. Contact us today to learn more.