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Appliance RepairWe like to think that brand loyalty has kept our business working for seven decades. Each day our experts shoot out across the Nassau County area repairing refrigerators, ovens, and so much more because residents in the area have trusted us for years. Our understanding of the appliance manufacturing brands that our customers are loyal to also keeps folks coming back.

For our part that brand loyalty cuts both ways for us as well. As a brand authorized Viking appliance repair brand we love that company for their superior craftsmanship and high quality products. The same cane be said of brands like General Electric, Thermador Oven Repair, and Miele. Each brand’s dedication to quality products makes identifying issues as they arise easier and repairing those issues far less complicated.

With each of these brands putting durability up as a necessary pursuit is a vital part of continued success. That emphasis on sustainability in the market is also something that we have instilled in each one of our experts. We do so by keeping training current and pushing our workers to be the best in the business. We appreciate the long term support of consumers in our area and look forward to keeping your appliances running smoothly for a long time coming.

Viking BarbecueFor most of us in Nassau County there is still a solid two months of barbecue season left, and we plan to enjoy every second of it. Still, there’s a chance that the wear of the summer is starting to come between you and your grill. You might be on a second tank of propane and perhaps the flames are not quite hitting their early spring peak these days. Now would be a perfect time for a little barbecue maintenance.

When we decide it is time to get the barbecue in tip-top shape the first step is always cleaning. We disconnect propane tanks and scrub down the grill from top to bottom. Often simply cleaning excessive grease off of the burners is exactly what your barbecue needed to get back on track.

If that does not get things working optimally check the propane tank. Upon reconnecting people often find that things have been jostled and disconnected throughout the summer.

If all else fails our barbecue repair experts can help. We have a full collection of parts and the training needed to repair all of the biggest names in barbecue!

Fridge RepairMaintaining a consistent temperature in your LG, Frigidaire, or General Electric refrigerator is generally easy but as units age and other variables come into play things can fluctuate.

Discovering temperature inconsistencies in your fridge can often come at the expense of groceries. Stray pieces of mold on perfectly good produce or cheese are a clear indicator that the temperature in your refrigerator has increased. These sudden increases can make food unsafe so discard anything questionable immediately.

If you notice this you can reach out to the refrigerator repair experts at American Repair Service, but you might also want to check a few things:

  • Check the Thermostat: Most of the time the dial on your refrigerator is positioned at the same temperature, optimally 35°F. Of course human error and the process of opening, closing, loading, and unloading the fridge can move that dial. Double check this before you panic.
  • Fresh Leftovers: Loading up the refrigerator with hot or even warm trays and Tupperware full of food will definitely raise the overall temperature. While the passing of a few hours should cool and normalize things sensitive foods like dairy might not hold up if things get too warm. Let your leftovers cool on a counter for a while before you load them into the fridge.
  • Open Space: Delaying a trip to the supermarket could actually raise the temperature of the fridge. Cold groceries loaded into your refrigerator help to cool each other. Meanwhile, vast open space makes the refrigerator’s engine have to work much harder. The result is a warmer refrigerator. Load all that empty space with containers filled with cool water to help cool things down.
  • Steamy Weather: If it’s hot outside(and lately it sure has been!) your refrigerator might be working a little harder than usual. The result is often an increase in temperature that could call for lowering the thermostat a few notches.

If you checked out each of these options and things still seem to warm for comfort give us a call, (516)997-5599!

Thermador Appliance RepairYou do not need a blog to tell you that it has been a hot summer. For many of us the warm weather offers an excuse to lounge around pool side or splay out in a hammock on a Sunday afternoon. Cranking up your ice maker to make some refreshing cocktails goes hand in hand with that kind of outdoor fun.

When we’re not offering ice maker repair throughout Nassau County here are some of our favorite summer cocktails:

  • Mai Tai: This blend of orange, lime, and rum offers nice summery sweetness with a kick!
  • Zombie Punch: Often served in elaborate and ornamental drinkware this complex drink is best mixed in a big batch. Perfect for a party!
  • Jet Pilot: The Jet Pilot is a great cocktail from the late 50’s. The combination of refreshing fruit, rum, and a splash of absinthe makes it a wholly unique experience.
  • Blue Hawaii: Incorporating pineapple juice and blue curacao this drink is a classic as much for its bright summery look as for its refreshing taste.
  • Champagne Punch: Combining champagne with a variety of fruits and fruit juices is almost always a good idea.

Appliance RepairKnowing when to rely on a washer-dryer repair expert versus simply throwing in the towel and buying a new machine is hard for even the most savvy consumer. This is true of all appliances. By and large the most important appliances in your home should last you a decade or more with proper maintenance, but at some point every consumer has to stop putting money into these machines and move on.

With retail moving online more and more many folks wonder if buying major appliances online is a good idea. As with all things online there are pluses and minuses. For many consumers making a large purchase like a new fridge or dishwasher is too stressful to do sight unseen. If you feel that way it continues to be best to go to a few different stores and talk to multiple sales reps before making a purchase. For a savvy online shopper though the key is checking multiple sites, exploring options like GroupOn, and keeping track of online “flash sales” that can offer unprecedented deals.

If you choose to order new appliances online it is important to install and run the unit early on. If issues arise you are going to want to send the appliance right back to take full advantage of the best possible return policy.

Before you do any of that your local appliance repair professionals at American Repair Service are ready to try and get your current appliance back in working order. Give us a call, (516)997-5599.

Dishwasher RepairEver find yourself in a heated debate over loading the dishwasher?

For many people developing the “perfect” methodology for loading up their dishwasher can become an obsession or worse a real sticking point in a relationship. In an effort to figure out the best way to load dishwashers and improve its products appliance manufacturer Bosch has launched a dishwasher loading challenge The game, which is played Tetris style, has already started generating some helpful hints:

  • Place cups and bowls at an angle to avoid water buildup.
  • Stack plates in size order and facing in the same direction.
  • Empty the bottom rack first to avoid dripping.
  • Don’t stack pans on top of each other.

The main takeaway is that dishwasher loading should not be random. Have a strategy and think about specifics.

Another theory debunked by the challenge was that dishes should be rinsed before washing. Simply scraping off residual food is actually all you should need to do before running the dishwasher. If you find dishes are not getting clean then it is important to reach out for assistance. Whether you are looking for Bosch or Whirlpool dishwasher repair, or any other brand for that matter, American Repair Service can help!

Whirlpool Appliance RepairIn a recently released list of high quality American made appliances by Consumer Reports major manufacturers figured in very prominently. Everyone from KitchenAid to Whirlpool were mentioned thanks to a robust manufacturing operations in areas like Ohio. That these appliances from trusted manufacturers are high quality was of no surprise but for many the fact that they were currently being made in American factories was downright shocking.

That American workers are making high quality appliances should not actually surprise anyone. We here at American Repair Service know that a well trained employee can become an expert in Whirlpool appliance repair, so why wouldn’t the same principle apply to Whirlpool appliance manufacturing?

In most cases the makes and models of appliances being constructed in the United States are those on the higher end. The extra cost for these incredible machines is well worth it as they tend to last longer, work more efficiently, and offer more bells and whistles. Beyond all of that purchasing these higher quality appliances assures that those manufacturing jobs stay right here in the United States!

Appliance SafetyWhen we emphasize the importance of appliance repair the focus is often on convenience. Why wait on washer dryer repair when it can be so quick and you can get back to your regular laundry routine?

Of course there are larger concerns when it comes to some repairs. A recent study conducted in the UK found that clothes dryers were responsible for 12,000 fires in that country between January of 2011 and March of 2014. The appliances accounted for 14% of the fires caused by appliances over the period. Other appliances that caused their fair share of fires were dishwashers(11%), cookers(9%), and refrigerators(7%).

Many of the fires caused by all of these appliances could have been avoided with more proactive repairs and maintenance. In the United States each year there are 9,600 fires caused by or involving household appliances according to the U.S. Fire Administration. It seems that as appliances have become more advanced they have also become more prone to circuitry issues and other malfunctions. This is why any sign that an appliance is running less than optimally is a call for an appliance repair service.

If you have noticed some issues with one of your household appliances do not hesitate to reach out to American Repair Service. We can be reached seven days a week at (516)997-5599.

As Nassau County’s most trusted refrigerator repair experts we try and keep up with all of the latest news and trends in our industry. With technology embedding itself deeper and deeper into our lives every day begins with a wash of fresh information regarding the ever expanding world of home appliances.

Many of these articles that come across our desktops are about intuitive designs. Sometimes a dishwasher manufactured by the folks at Asko is adding a digital interface. Every now and again there is a massive recall of some washer or dryer that costs a manufacturer millions. Rarely are these news stories anything that people out of our industry would describe as “fun.”

So, you could probably have heard our giggles from across the entirety of Nassau County when last week’s big appliance news broke. In fact it was difficult for us to even hold out sharing it for our usual Monday blog post schedule but we somehow held back. Now we are thrilled to share a video of this amazing new refrigerator!

Finally nearly 40 years after the film Star Wars was released we have a functional R2D2 refrigerator. While we are not wishing ill on any Nassau County residents who might order one of these we would be very excited to take the call if one ever needs repairing, (516)997-5599!

Bosch Appliance RepairBosch has been building and innovating appliances for more than 100 years and the company shows no signs of slowing down. In and around Nassau County you can often see the familiar Bosch logo adorning refrigerators, dishwashers, and more. The reason people gravitate to these appliances is no mystery. Bosch’s decades of work reminds customers that the appliances are durable and reliable and the company’s unshakable commitment to innovation is apparent in everything they make.

A sign of that continued innovative spirit is a program started by the company based on the popular television show Shark Tank. The company runs its Shark Tank contest as a way to motivate employees to create incredible new features for its appliances. This openness encourages incredible work which ensures Bosch never falls behind even its biggest competition. It also gives our Bosch repair experts a lot of interesting new features to keep up with.

Bosch’s striving for better products is inspiring. As a result our staff is continually training and developing new skills to guarantee great work across the whole line of fantastic Bosch appliances!