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    What to Consider When You're Buying a Window A/C Unit

    Last updated 4 days ago

    Window A/C units are a popular form of air conditioning, especially in apartments and smaller homes. These appliances are designed to cool one or a few rooms without the need for central ductwork. Before purchasing a new window A/C unit in NYC, there are a few factors to consider to ensure you get the right appliance for your needs.

    Cooling Capacity

    Air conditioners are sized to provide different amounts of cooling. Choosing the right size air conditioner is important because an appliance that is too large or too small for your home won’t deliver either the cooling or the energy efficiency you want. Determine the amount of space you want your air conditioner to cool in square feet, then look for an appliance designed to handle an area as close to your calculation as possible for the best results. If you need help, an HVAC specialist or appliance sales expert can help you make this calculation.

    Energy Efficiency

    As the cost of energy rises and the production of energy releases greenhouse gases into the air, more emphasis is being placed on energy efficiency. A more efficient air conditioner will use less energy to provide the same amount of cooling, saving you money on your energy bills and promoting a healthier environment. When selecting a new air conditioning unit, look for the ENERGY STAR label. You should also choose an appliance with a higher EER or SEER rating; these numbers increase with energy efficiency to tell you how efficient a given appliance is. Choose a window unit with an EER of at least 10 for the best energy and financial savings while keeping cool at home.

    Are you ready to purchase a new window or portable air conditioner in NYC? You can check out the selection offered by Gringer & Sons, Inc, when you visit us on the web or stop by our showroom. We offer top-quality appliances, including vacuums, refrigerators, washers, dryers, and ovens, all at the lowest prices. Call (646) 679-3971 to learn more!

    How to Make Laundry Day More Energy Efficient

    Last updated 15 days ago

    There are many small changes you can make at home to reduce your energy usage and save money on your bills. Washing laundry is a common household task that’s also a great place to start reducing your energy and water consumption. Keep reading to find out how you can use your laundry appliances more effectively to make your laundry days more energy efficient.

    Wash Full Loads

    Using your washer and dryer to their fullest capacity is the most energy-efficient way to do laundry. Older washing machines and dryers use the same amount of water and energy regardless of whether the load is large or small. Thus, filling your washing machine and dryer completely will make the best use of the energy they do use. Newer appliances often have load adjustment levels so you can choose the amount of water used during washing. Make sure you change the level to match the amount of clothing you’re washing to save water and energy.

    Line Dry Clothes

    To save on energy, consider line-drying clothes rather than using your dryer. While a dryer can dry clothes more quickly, line-drying requires absolutely no energy at all so you can really save money and reduce your carbon footprint. There are a variety of drying racks and other small space solutions if you’re tight on space so you can benefit from line-drying your clothes, regardless of how much room you have.

    Upgrade Your Appliances

    Numerous improvements in laundry technology have been made in recent years. Washing machines and dryers are more energy-efficient than ever, meaning the time has never been better to upgrade your appliances. If your current washing machine or dryer is ten years old or older, you could gain significant benefits from replacing it with a newer, energy-saving appliance.

    Gringer & Sons, Inc. has a wide selection of laundry appliances, kitchen appliances, electronics, and more to help you upgrade your home and save energy this summer. Visit our website or call (646) 679-3971 to find out more about the products we carry.

    Should You Switch to a Gas Stove?

    Last updated 1 month ago

    When it’s time for a new cooktop in your kitchen, you have many options to consider. Gas and electric ranges are among the most popular kitchen appliances available. Although gas and electric stoves generally meet the same price points, gas stoves can offer both better cooking results and higher energy efficiency. Many professional chefs and homeowners alike prefer the finer heat control afforded by gas stoves. Those with an eye to environmental issues enjoy the benefits of lower electricity usage when cooking with a stove that uses gas rather than electricity. Gas stoves use approximately three times less energy than their electric counterparts, saving you money in the long run regardless of the purchase price of the appliance.

    Do you need a new stove, refrigerator, microwave, or other kitchen appliance? Gringer & Sons, Inc. is your one-stop location for discount appliances in NYC. Call us today at (212) 475-0600 or visit our website to find out more about the brands we offer, including Electrolux, GE, and KitchenAid. 

    The Blu-Ray Difference

    Last updated 1 month ago

    As Blu-Ray discs grow in popularity, you may be wondering how they differ from HD DVDs. Blu-Ray technology allows these discs to be made thinner than today’s HD DVDs and hold a maximum of 50 gigabytes of data. Blu-Ray is supported by a number of today’s most influential and successful companies, including Sony, Apple, Hitachi, and HP. You can learn more about the Blu-Ray difference by watching this short video. 

    Let Gringer & Sons, Inc. help you create the perfect movie-watching experience with our wide selection of televisions, home theater systems, speakers, and more. We invite you to check out our full inventory of electronics and appliances online, where you can also find information about our latest deals. Please call (212) 475-0600 to speak with a staff member for the answers to any questions.

    How Does a Convection Oven Work?

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Convection ovens incorporate a mechanical fan into the appliance’s design to help circulate hot air around cooking food. Although the concept of fan-assisted cooking has been in use since 1967, it has not been until recent years that convection ovens have truly become popular and desirable kitchen appliances. Keep reading to discover how convection ovens work and how choosing one might help you create even more delectable meals, desserts, and more.

    Convection Oven Basics

    Inside a traditional oven, a heating element at the bottom creates heat, which warms the air inside the appliance. This warm air transfers heat to your food to cook it. However, this process can result in uneven cooking if one portion of your dish becomes hotter than the other. Convection ovens solve this problem by using a fan to circulate air throughout the oven’s cavity while your food is cooking. By continuously circulating heated air around cooking food, a convection oven transfers heat from the appliance’s heating elements to your food more quickly and effectively.

    Convection Oven Considerations

    There are a few considerations to keep in mind when cooking with your convection oven. Convection ovens cook all food evenly, regardless of whether you are using more than one rack. Additionally, recipes designed for use in a conventional oven should be altered because a convection oven will cook foods faster than your recipe may recommend. Breads, cookies, and cakes may cook before they rise in a convection oven, so you should lower the recommended temperature by 20-25 degrees when using a convection oven to bake them.

    Whether you are looking for a traditional oven or an advanced convection oven for your kitchen, Gringer & Sons, Inc. of NYC can help you choose the ideal appliance for your cooking needs. You can reach us today by calling (212) 475-0600, or stop by one of our two New York locations in Manhattan and Long Island to explore our kitchen appliance selection in person.

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