Saturday, April 20, 2013
Jenn-Air brand redesigned and relaunched
Jenn-Air is positioning itself as a made-in-America luxury line of appliances, and will debut at a new Manhattan showroom April 2013.
There’s also a planned iPhone app that lets designers and homeowners envision their products in their existing design.
Monday, February 04, 2013
LG Recalls Top-Loading Washing Machines Due to Risk of Injury
You should top using this model washing machine if you have one of the following models, until you consult with the link listed below to find out if your LG Top-Loading Washing Machine is in the serial number range of the affected models.
LG Models: WT5001CW, WT5101HW, WT5101HV
Kenmore Elite Models: 29002, 29272, 29278
Your model and serial can be found on the top back of your washing machine.
Click this link to find out if your model is affected, and what you should do to remedy the problem: http://1.usa.gov/WMB1vT
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Panasonic Appliance Sales Up
While electronics sales were down for the Osaka corporation, they experienced a slight uptick in appliance sales.
I'll be interested to see the future of Panasonic appliances.
I have yet to see one yet locally, have you?
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Our belated condolences to the family of M. Ellaistine Johnson, deceased February 20, 2012
Recently, one of our new customers informed us that Southeastern Appliance Service was closed for business. This was quite a shock, as they had been a fixture in Birmingham for a long, long time.
Finding this hard to believe, we looked into it and discovered that the long-time owner of Southeastern Appliance, Ellaistine Johnson, had passed away back in February 2012. We spoke with a neighboring business who described the closing, and spoke fondly of Mrs. Johnson as a neighbor.
While we did not have the pleasure to know her personally, we continue to hear and read kind words about her from her very loyal customers who are looking for someone to take care of their appliance repair. Mrs. Johnson was not only the engine that kept Southeastern Appliance Service thriving for many years, her customers speak kindly of her as a friend. I wish I had known her.
If you would like to express your condolences, although as belatedly as ours, you can go to the following link and sign their guest book:
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Control4 and Sub-Zero/Wolf work together for appliance home automation
Smart appliances haven't really taken off yet, largely due to the extra costs, but they're getting there finally.
Control4 allows you to upgrade your existing Sub-Zero or Wolf products to work with their home automation software (as long as you bought the appliance in the past couple of years). Apparently it's a rather quick update from your certified Sub-Zero/Wolf technician and BAM! Home automation.
Why would you need this? Well, if you're into home automation, you already know why. You can control more stuff in your home, and your appliances will (in theory) tell you when they have a problem. This might come in real handy, don't you think?
Very cool stuff, Jetsons here we come......... eventually. I'm sure the Control4 product line will also be integrated into other appliances in the future (or might be now).
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Panasonic has "Raise The Bar" tour of 2012 product line.
Panasonic has announced a seven-week tour of "major" cities in the United States and Canada to promote their 2012 line of new home appliances, home entertainment products, personal care products and digital imaging.
The U.S. tour will begin in Los Angeles and Boston, go through San Francisco and New York Grand Central Terminal, and will wrap up in Buford, Georgia.
Buford. Georgia. I don't know much about Buford, but I think it's awesome that the tour winds down to a quaint little southern town. Coast-to-Coast-to-Buford. Love it.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Hot Summer months lead to refrigeration failures
The expected Summer of 2012 looks like it's going to be toasty hot, and that means your refrigeration appliances and air cooling products will have to work harder, and that inevitably leads to a higher failure rate during those Summer months.
Now would be a good time to vacuum and clean the coils of your refrigerator, or pay a qualified service center (like Service Care) to do it for you. That will help the refrigerator or freezer work the most efficiently when it needs it.
If the worst happens and your refrigerator or freezer fails, give us a call and we'll come to the rescue.
"Professional Service by People who Care... that's Service Care." (That's our motto, and we're sticking to it!)
Monday, March 26, 2012
Panasonic will promote line of home appliances.
In the past, their kitchen appliances have been primarily small items like microwaves, bread makers, and rice cookers. Now, it appears that they will be expanding into the more traditional kitchen appliances like refrigerators, laundry equipment and other large household appliances.
According to the Wall Street Journal, as told by this Dealerscope article [click here], they are emphasizing their appliance line as TV sales struggle.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
U.S. to impose duties on Samsung/LG/Electrolux refrigerator/freezers
Stemming originally from a complaint from Whirlpool Corp. to the U.S. International Trade Commission, these duties are a reaction to discounted appliances being brought in from Mexico and South Korea.
Samsung and LG contest the decision and the logic behind it.
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
LG to sponsor 2012 NCAA Final Four in New Orleans
Their sponsorship will include a challenge between two former basketball players that will somehow involve doing chores with LG household appliances... yep, chores. Might be pretty fun, or at least funny.
The proceeds from that challenge will be going to two charities mentioned in the article.
Read more about LG's sponsorship of the Final Four here: http://www.dealerscope.com/article/lg-plans-final-four-challenge
Friday, March 02, 2012
LG gets Energy Star award
LG named Energy Star Partner of the Year for 2012, for their efforts in producing products that are energy efficient.
Read more (although there's not much more to it): http://www.dealerscope.com/article/lg-gets-energy-star-award#
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
"Smart" appliances slightly closer to reality.
The idea of cool appliances that tell you when you're out of milk or that it has expired, or save you energy by working with the power company's smart meters to use the cheapest electricity is a really cool idea...
but it's been a slow-to-start idea.
Experts suggest that things should be picking up soon, with companies like LG, Samsung, BSH (Bosch and Thermador), Electrolux and Whirlpool planning for higher sales in the future on smart refrigerators, washers, dryers, dishwashers and other appliances.
Concept washing machine floats in mid air and cleans with dry ice... buhwhaaaa?
The Orbit, a concept washing machine, uses no water to clean clothes... but that's not nearly the coolest thing about it.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Appliance Parts in Alabama (and beyond)
Now our customers in Alabama, and those across the nation, can order appliance parts by calling 1-800-256-7594.
With a huge inventory, and 16+ locations throughout the U.S., most parts can be delivered by the next day for $9.95 standard shipping.
(Exclusions apply, guaranteed next-day shipping is extra, but it's been our experience that most of these parts will get there pretty fast. The parts also need to be in stock, of course.)
Just call 1-800-256-7594 for appliance parts, and the details will be explained by customer service.
(In the unlikely event that you need to return a part or cancel one on order, just call the same number. Again, details available when you call).
Monday, June 27, 2011
Line art and lettering for our new fuel efficient vans.
You should be seeing two of these on the roads of Alabama (and more, if we really like them).
It's called the Transit Connect, and they seem nice, and nicely sized for equipment and parts for repairs in the field.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Our latest Appliance Repair TV commercial
Check out our Appliance Repair commercial, which will be seen in Birmingham Alabama on select cable networks.
Monday, January 03, 2011
Happy New Year 2011 from Service Care!
We here at Service Care are looking forward to a brand new year, as we plan for the changes and obstacles that will come throughout the year. We're expecting new and better this year, and hope that everyone experiences a positive turn to the economy and their personal situation. I'm hopeful for improvement, but mainly just glad that I get to work with such great people as my fellow Service Careians and the good people that allow us to come into their homes and solve their TV and Appliance problems.
Thanks to everyone for 2010, and thank you in advance for 2011, you folks are the best!
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Josephine Cochrane - the woman who made the first practical mechanical dishwasher
Born March 8, 1839, Mrs. Cochrane was a one-time wealthy socialite who couldn't stand the damage her servants were doing to her fine dishware. One day she is supposed to have exclaimed that if no one else would invent a dishwashing machine, then she would!
Well, she did, and it really caught on with friends and family, eventually leading to the formation of the company Kitchenaid.
That's what inventing is all about. See a need, figure out the elements of that need, and then meet it.
Personally, I hate washing dishes, so thank you thank you thank you Josephine Cochrane.