GE launches 80 gallon hybrid GeoSpring water heater

With new energy efficiency requirements looming, GE has announced an 80-gallon Energy Star ENERGY STAR-qualified GeoSpring hybrid electric heat pump water heaters.

Connected appliances help manage life on the go

Now it's easier to be productive with your phone and home appliances as well as crushing candies.

Let the laundry room escape the basement with a dryer that vents up to 200 ft.

With the GE dryer’s new 200-foot venting capability, you have more freedom to choose where to put the laundry room.

Slate is the new black in appliances

In the home, gray is more than a shade between black and white. According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), gray will be the fastest growing color scheme in the kitchen in 2014.

Top 6 strategies for an energy-saving water heating system

Water heating is the 2nd largest energy user in the home. Find out how to save $$

How standby generators increase home resale value

Home remodeling and improvement projects increase home value and are well worth the effort as many recoup more than 50 percent of their cost upon project completion. And for the first time since 2007, home remodeling costs are trending in a positive direction for homeowners.

6 ways you can ease the burden of household chores and save water

Appliances are some of the biggest users of water and energy in your home, and a new appliance can help get the job done while using fewer resources. Wash fewer loads. New high-efficiency top load washers typically have larger capacity than front-loaders, which means you can tackle more laundry in fewer loads. Say goodbye to stains.

GE launches GeoSpring hybrid electric water heater

General Electric launches its most energy efficient water heater. The GeoSpring is the first hybrid Energy Star-qualified water heater manufactured in the U.S.

Smart window air conditioner gives you control of your energy use (video)

Most home automation systems control central heating and air, but a new Wi-Fi-connected window air conditioner gives you control from a smartphone. GE and Quirky teamed up to create the Aros, an app-enabled window unit that provides 8,000 BTUs of...

Q&A: deep green home remodel earns EarthCraft Platinum

Green home remodel combines style and efficiency in competitive market.

How do I buy Energy Star appliances?

If you’re in the market for new home appliances, be sure to look for the label. The Energy Star label, that is.

Wi-Fi connected ovens let you cook without being in the kitchen (video)

Smart homes and appliances are freeing homeowners from some of the drudgery of daily chores. GE's new wall ovens feature Wi-Fi connectivity and control through a smart phone app that lets you get out of the kitchen and still stay...

GE's remote control wall oven

Take control of your cooking with GE's remote control oven that can alert you via smartphone when the timer goes off. Or, you can preheat the oven while you're busy doing something else. Read more here.

GE engineers help supply clean water to typhoon victims in the Philippines

GE engineers, in partnership with Louisville’s WaterStep organization, are providing 60 portable water purification devices to thousands in the typhoon-stricken Philippines. The need for emergency drinking water supplies in the country is immense due to the disaster that hit the country's most impoverished areas on Nov.

Energy efficiency gaining ground in hot appliance trends

Appliance trends may have more staying power than the latest fashion craze, with some like stainless steel appliances, hovering at the top for about 20 years. But two decades of overwhelming popularity doesn't come with a guarantee. Companies such as...

Hybrid water heaters eligible for state tax credits

Homeowners in Oregon can combine rebates and tax credits to save up to $1,100 on an energy-efficient water heater. Through Dec. 4, 2013, Smart Water Heat, an initiative of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), is funding a $200 instant...

Refrigerator water filter removes trace amounts of five key pharmaceuticals

For homeowners looking to improve their water quality, new refrigerator water filters from GE tackle some of the most common pharmaceuticals found in drinking water. GE’s most popular refrigerator water filter, MWF, now removes trace amounts of five pharmaceuticals including...

Builders adding electric charging stations to homes

As plug-in electric cars become more common on the nation's highways, builders and cities are taking notice. In Palo Alto, Calif., the city council voted to add a requirement for new homes to include wiring for a 240-volt, level two...

New electric vehicles promise longer range and lower price tags (video)

Mass-market electric vehicles are on the drawing board.

Are you ready for the connected home of 2025? (video)

The next generation of smart appliances is almost here.

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