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Updated February 19, 2024. Your household size, usage and upkeep will impact the life of your appliances. Having your appliances professionally maintained will typically lengthen their expected life span. Quick Answers: How Long Do Appliances... Read more .

When your clothes dryer breaks down in Houston, you’ll want to get it fixed fast—and right. Whether you have a gas dryer or electric clothes dryer, you depend on that appliance to help you quickly get through your laundry chores. Houston... Read more .

When it comes to your home’s exterior, vinyl siding is one of the most popular choices due to its low cost and a wide selection of colors, textures, and designs. If you are considering vinyl siding for your home but wonder what to expect in terms... Read more .

Our helpful infographic lets you — and your wallet — know what you should expect to pay when your appliances need fixing. The costs of appliance repairs can vary significantly due to a wide variety of repair types and brands. These price ranges... Read more .

If you’ve been putting off getting an appliance repaired, wait no longer. Schedule the repair online now and get your appliance working again as soon as tomorrow. Sears Repair trucks are in Los Angeles neighborhoods daily so we may be able to... Read more .

When you’re renovating your home, the loan that’s right for you might not be obvious. Some people prefer a short term loan while others choose to refinance their home mortgage to pay for renovations. If you decide to borrow money to pay for your... Read more .

Are home improvements tax deductible? Not all of them, but some energy-saving home improvements can earn you tax credits. Tax credits directly lower the amount of tax you owe and can increase your tax refund (if you’re due one). For example,... Read more .

Photo by Scott Webb from Pexels Whether you are buying your first home or your fifth, it is always an adventure, especially if you’ve chosen an old house. It can also be an overwhelming process, but old homes offer a bit of nostalgia and comfort... Read more .

Want to save money on your water bill and have a positive impact on the environment? Discover the top ways to reduce water usage for home appliances like your washing machine, dishwasher and more! Between the shower, washing machine, faucets,... Read more .

Read these tips from the Sears Home Experts before you decide. After a major flood, the difficult work of cleanup is fraught with decisions about what items are salvageable and what must be replaced. Because your appliances, electronics and... Read more .