The Most Useful Appliances of the Last Century

Useful Appliances
Our appliances are essential to our everyday lives, which is one of the reasons why we protect them with warranties. Without them, we’d spend hours of time on tasks like washing a few clothes and amenities we take for granted, such as fresh coffee every morning, wouldn’t be possible. Have you ever wondered how your favorite appliances were invented or what people did before they became widely available? Here are some of the most useful appliances from the last 100 years and a bit more about them. Automatic Coffee Pot Before the Keurig, there was the automatic coffee pot. Prior[...]

The Ins and Outs of Home and Appliance Warranties

Home Warranties
Your home is likely the largest financial investment you’ll ever make. That’s why protecting it—and everything inside it—is crucial. One of the ways to do so is by purchasing home and appliance warranties. However, it’s important to understand that different kinds of policies offer different kinds of protection. Here’s what you need to know about the options so you can make an informed decision. What is a Home Warranty? A home warranty is not the same as a homeowner insurance policy. Unlike homeowner’s insurance, which is mandatory if you have a mortgage, warranties are optional. Depending on the type you[...]

How Much is That Leak Really Costing You?

Leak faucet
As we move toward spring, most of us are grateful that the winter season, complete with all its plumbing issues, will soon be behind us. However, it’s important to realize that spring brings plenty of its own challenges—some due to the warmer weather and others due to problems that occurred during the winter and were never fixed correctly. Leaks can happen in nearly every room of the house. Large leaks, if not detected and repaired quickly, can have devastating consequences. But even the smallest leaks can make an impact on your monthly bills—and your wallet. Did you know that the[...]