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Appliance Upgrades & Retrofits: How To Modernize Old Appliances For Improved Efficiency

Many homeowners are now seeking ways to boost their energy efficiency and keep more money in their pockets at the end of the month. Not to mention, improved efficiency with your appliances can help them last longer and save energy through the use of renewable energy systems.  If you’re thinking about how you can modernize your existing appliances, here are a few upgrades you can make today: 

Upgrading Appliances to Energy-Efficient Models

Sometimes, the best thing you can do is simply replace your old clunkers with something new that can save you tons on energy consumption and costs. If you have the budget to upgrade even one of your existing appliances, start with the oldest one first. Newer models are bound to be more energy efficient than those that have been around for decades.  Many people don't have the budget to consider making these energy efficiency

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Appliance Warranties

Understanding Appliance Warranties: What’s Covered & What’s Not

When you purchase a new appliance, you’re often asked if you want to add an extended warranty to your new investment. Often, appliances come with a standard manufacturer's warranty, but that doesn't mean that it covers everything that could go wrong.  Your systems and appliances are protected to some extent, but what exactly does an appliance warranty cover?  Learn more about what you can expect from your home appliance warranty below: 

Home Warranty Vs. Homeowners Insurance

Before we can dive into what you can expect from an appliance warranty, it's important to understand the key differences between a home warranty and a homeowners insurance policy. Home warranty coverage often covers repair costs for an appliance that breaks and protects it from wear and tear.  On the other hand, insurance policies only kick in if there is major damage in the home, like a flood or

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appliance recycling

Manitoba’s Appliance Recycling Program

At Mike’s, we repair a wide variety of appliances—dryers, stoves, fridges, freezers, and more. There are times, however, when appliances are beyond repair. You can’t just throw these appliances on the curb to be trashed—you need to dispose of them properly.   In this article, we’re going to explore Manitoba’s appliance recycling program—a program that will give you a rebate if you recycle a qualifying fridge or freezer:

Recycling a Fridge or Freezer With the Manitoba Appliance Recycling Program

When you recycle an eligible full-sized fridge or freezer through the Appliance Recycling Program, you’ll receive a $30 rebate per fridge or freezer (to a maximum of three per household). The fridge or freezer must be at least 20 years old and at least 10 cubic feet.   Your old appliances will be picked-up, free of charge, by PureSphera Recovery and Recycling. When they

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Regular Appliance Maintenance

The Importance Of Regular Appliance Maintenance

Investing in a set of home appliances is costly, so you want to do everything you can to keep them running for as long as possible. Routine appliance maintenance can go a long way toward protecting your investment. Of course, you will want to outsource this regular maintenance to a qualified repair shop that understands the importance of this. If you’ve been on the fence about whether appliance maintenance is a good investment, here’s what you need to know:

Less Costly Repairs

Are you tired of shelling out for costly repairs on your appliances? Many homeowners are surprised to learn just how much they could save money in the long run if they just signed up for regular appliance maintenance. You’d be able to target potential safety hazards and issues before they become serious. Often, repairs have a waterfall effect. When one thing breaks, it causes

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Appliance Safety: Tips For Preventing Accidents & Injuries

  When it comes to your appliances, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. You and even your children can benefit from knowing a few basic electrical safety tips to prevent major accidents and harmful injuries. Keep you and your loved ones safe by following some of these must-do tips to avoid electrical hazards in your home:

Avoid Water & Electrical Systems

It might sound like common sense, but many people still forget that you should never touch something electrical with wet hands. This often surfaces in the kitchen when you might move between appliances and the sink. If you're touching water or have water on your hands, be sure to dry it thoroughly before you touch any electrical equipment.

Replace Damaged Cords

Another tip for electrical safety is to ensure that your cords are in great shape. All of your electrical equipment should have the wires encased rather than exposed. If the extension

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Does It Cost More To Repair Smart Appliances?

  Smart appliances have become a popular choice in modern homes due to their advanced technology and convenient features. However, like any other appliance, smart appliances may experience malfunctions, requiring repairs. The big question is, does it cost more to repair smart appliances than regular ones? In this article, we’ll delve into the world of smart appliance repair costs and explore the factors that affect them:

Understanding Smart Appliance Repair

Smart appliance repair refers to the process of fixing a malfunctioning smart appliance. Repairs may involve replacing damaged parts, fixing electrical problems, and software updates. It's important to note that repairing a smart appliance requires technical expertise, and it's recommended to hire professional repair services such as Winnipeg appliance repair services.

Cost of Smart Appliance Repairs

Several factors affect the price of smart appliance repairs, including the cost of parts, labour, and warranty or insurance coverage. Repairing smart appliances tend to be more expensive

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Is It Worth Repairing A 15-Year-Old Refrigerator?

  Every appliance in your home will eventually reach the point where it should be replaced instead of repaired; at a certain point, repair work becomes too costly for too little benefit. Your refrigerator works hard for you and can be a bit expensive to replace, so you should be aware of when to repair it and when you should replace it. Is it worth repairing a fridge that’s more than fifteen years old?

Common Lifespan of a Refrigerator

If you purchased a high-quality refrigerator for your home initially, you can expect that it will last anywhere from ten to twenty years with the right maintenance. This means that it might be time to think about replacing it once it hits the 15-year mark.

Cost of the Repair

One thing to consider when it comes to the repair or replacement of your fridge is the overall cost of the appliance. Some experts recommend that you consider

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Reasons Why Your Refrigerator Ice Tastes Funny Or Smells Bad

  Is there anything worse than taking a drink of a crisp and cold cup of water just to realize that it has a bad taste or odour to it? Your refrigerator ice can sometimes accumulate a funny taste or smell which can ruin your enjoyment of a cup of water or another beverage. Many homeowners have this problem, and they need to understand where it comes from to know how to remedy it.    Here are a few reasons why your refrigerator ice might not be enjoyable: 

Open Food in the Fridge

  When your ice has a funny taste, it might be because of what you had for dinner yesterday—if you’re not careful about how your food is stored. An open container of food will quickly contaminate the circulating air in the fridge and freezer. The ice will absorb the smell of the open

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Winnipeg Appliance Repair Company Announces 2 New Technicians Have Joined Its Team

WINNIPEG, MB: Mike’s Quality Appliance Repair, an award-winning appliance repair company, is excited to announce that it has hired two new technicians, both of whom are Ukrainian refugees.  Due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, many Ukrainians are relocating to Canada to flee the invasion from Russia. Across Canada, the government is creating support programs for those who need to leave their country temporarily or permanently. Newcomers are arriving every week in search of work so they can afford accommodations in Manitoba. When Mike’s Quality Appliance Repair began searching for technicians to join its growing team, two Ukrainian refugees were among the applicants. With the addition of the additional technicians, Mike’s Quality Appliance Repair is striving to meet the demand for its services in Winnipeg and provide a steady source of income for two Ukrainian refugees and the rest of their staff.  “We recently hired

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Preventing Your Appliances From Becoming An Electrical Hazard

    No one likes to think about their household appliances as risky.  And, in general, they’re not.  But unfortunately, even with modern safeguards and advances in technology, the fact remains that electricity can still be dangerous under the wrong circumstances.     Since household appliances rely on electricity, it’s critical to maintain them regularly and pay close attention to anything out of the ordinary.  It’s also important to ensure that your home’s wiring and electrical outlets are in top condition.     In this post, we’ll take a look at a few of the ways you can keep an eye on your home and appliances to prevent them from becoming electrical hazards:  

Actively Manage Your Plugs, Cords, and Wires

It can be tempting to just get everything plugged in and then forget about it, but plugs, cords, and wires need to be safely and actively managed.     Make sure that cords

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