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The Water Shortage Is Real!

Should you be concerned about a water shortage in America?  Absolutely!  You may have personally experienced a severe drought in recent years, with water rationing in your city!  As our population continues to grow, the problem will only get worse.

So what can you do to reduce your use of water?  I would like to suggest that you consider replacing your old washing machine with a high-efficiency top loading washer or a front-loading washer.  For example, you can see the Maytag Bravos washer at A-1 Appliance  http://www.a1appliance.coma1logo(1)

High-EfficiencyTop-Load

  • Select washers with the PowerWash™ system offer the Best Cleaning in the industry*
  • ENERGY STAR® qualified & HE washers can use up to 70% less water & 66% less energy**
  • Save over $3,000 in lifetime water & energy costs with a Bravos XL™ laundry pair.***
  • Medium to extra large capacities
  • Low-profile impeller is powerful for deep cleaning and more gentle than an agitator
  • Includes the Bravos X™, Bravos XL™, and Centennial™ HE laundry pairs

Here is a great example of  a front-loading washer by Electrolux that you can see at A-1 Appliance:

EIFLS60JIW

4.3 CU. FT. FRONT LOAD WASHER WITH IQ-TOUCH™ CONTROLS FEATURING PERFECT STEAM™

ISLAND WHITE
EIFLS60JIW
On Sale NOW at A-1 Appliance Nashville!
Shown with optional pedestal drawer.

Features

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leanest Front-Load Wash¹

Our front-load washer offers exclusive technology that gets your clothes the cleanest.

Fastest Wash Time²
15 minutes to wash.

ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient
Rated ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient, our washers are eco-friendly: up to 161% more energy-efficient³ and use 66% less water4.

Sure-2-Fit® Capacity Washer
Wash more in one load with our large capacity washer.

ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient
Recognized as the Most Efficient of ENERGY STAR® in 2012.

“Add Steam” Option

Perfect Steam™ Washer
Add steam to select wash cycles to gently deep clean clothes for better stain removal and fewer wrinkles. The “Add Steam” option can be used with select cycles like Normal, Whites and Fast.

Eco-Friendly
Gentle on the environment and your clothes. Washers are 75% more energy efficient5 and use 56% less water.6

Perfect Balance® System
No other washer has less vibration.7 State-of-the-art technology keeps even oversized wash loads balanced for smooth, quiet operation. Perfect for installation upstairs – even near bedrooms.

“My Favorite” Setting
A setting you can customize to meet your needs, so the option you want is available at the touch of a button.

Platinum® Star Warranty
Guaranteed performance provides peace of mind and service from our national network of authorized independent service professionals.

Still not sure water is a problem?  Continue reading below for some startling statistics!

From Business Insider:

15 Depressing Facts About The Coming Water Crisis

Gus Lubin | Mar. 22, 2010, 11:26 AM | 252,091 | 42
Americans care very little about water, because for most of our history water has been abundant and good. But problems with infrastructure and supply are growing. Globally, the water crisis is much worse.We are fast approaching a world in which the most hotly-contested resource for development and survival is not oil, but water.This is also why investors have become crazy about it, pouring huge money into water rights, desalinization, and purification projects.

15 Facts About The Coming Water Crisis >

America must spend $255 billion in the next five years to prevent deterioration of water infrastructure. We plan to spend half that amount.

Parts of America use up to 80% of their available freshwater resources. (That means a slight drought or increase in usage will cause a WATER SHORTAGE.)

Parts of America use up to 80% of their available freshwater resources. (That means a slight drought or increase in usage will cause a WATER SHORTAGE.)

Source: UNESCO

Californians look forward to a fourth straight year of serious drought.

Californians look forward to a fourth straight year of serious drought.

Source: California

Transporting water is impractical, even within the U.S. Just look at the cost of bottled water.

Transporting water is impractical, even within the U.S. Just look at the cost of bottled water.

A few exceptions to the economic limits on transporting water exist. Bottled water, for example, is sometimes consumed vast distances from where it was produced because it commands a premium far above normal costs. Growth in bottled water consumption may expand in some markets, but overall, long-distance transfers of bulk water are not likely to become a significant export in commercial markets.

Source: Pacific Institute

Globally, 1.2 billion people live in areas with inadequate water supply.

1.6 billion live in areas where there is water, but they can’t afford to drink it.

Water use is increasing much faster than population.

Global water demands will increase by 40% in the next ten years.

By 2025, two-thirds of the world will live under conditions of water scarcity.

Two-thirds of the cities in China suffer from water shortages. Clean water is even more rare.

India WILL run out of water in the near future.

“A shortage of water resources could spell increased conflicts in the future. Population growth will make the problem worse. So will climate change. As the global economy grows, so will its thirst. Many more conflicts lie just over the horizon.” — Ban Ki-Moon

"A shortage of water resources could spell increased conflicts in the future. Population growth will make the problem worse. So will climate change. As the global economy grows, so will its thirst. Many more conflicts lie just over the horizon." -- Ban Ki-Moon

Source: Global Policy

MENA maintains water supplies through expensive and non-renewable sources.

MENA maintains water supplies through expensive and non-renewable sources.

Source: UNESCO

Desalination is only practical for small countries with extreme wealth. Saudi Arabia accounts for 25% of the world’s use.

Green tech may provide a way past peak oil. There is no escape from peak water.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/15-facts-about-the-coming-water-crisis-2010-3?op=1#ixzz2MRnysIpI

You can do your part today by choosing water and energy efficient appliances.  Contact Tom Burns for more information today!  You can find contact information at http://www.kimtag.com/nashvillesmartphone1_1-scaled5001

Great Stories of USA Pride & Performance

Great Stories of USA Pride & Performance

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A-1 Appliance | Delights for your home | From the wonderful world of appliances
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Buying products made in America and supporting companies creating jobs here is more important than ever. In this issue we’ll let you know about a company that’s not just full of American pride, but Tennessee pride as well. We’ll also tell you about some of the latest innovative products and offer some helpful tips too.
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Cook like a Pro

People often ask what the benefits of dual fuel ranges are, so we thought we’d explain. Dual fuel ranges use gas flames on the cooktop and electric coils in the oven. Learn More.Making Life Easier

Maytag, which was created by Frederick Louis Maytag and three partners, is known for designing dependable products that make life easier. When they built their first washer in 1907, they had no idea that Maytag would become one of the leading appliance brands in the U.S. Learn More.

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When You Want USA Products

Life in the manufacturing world is complicated today. As a consumer you may be specific about buying American-made products from retailers. Other times you find yourself compromising because the best made products in some categories are not American made. In the end you want to do everything you can to support American jobs, the U.S. economy and your community. Here’s a quick view of a company that shows its American pride in many ways.Read More.

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Quick Ways to Remove the Toughest Stains

Do you dread removing stains from your clothes as much as I do? Sometimes it’s just so frustrating because it seems like no matter what you do, the stain just won’t come out. With this in mind, I thought I’d give you some tips that may help you with some of your toughest stains.Tea and coffee stains are among the hardest to remove. One tip for removing fresh tea or coffee stains is to pour boiling water over the stain until it’s gone. Another option is to soak the stain with a mix of borax and water and then launder the item. If it’s an old stain, it may be a little tougher to remove, so you can make a paste using borax and water and leave it on the stain for 15 minutes before throwing it in the washer.If you have children, you’re probably used to grass stains. An easy tip for removing these stains is to pat the area with rubbing alcohol or diluted hydrogen peroxide before laundering it. If you don’t have those items handy, you can apply dishwashing detergent on the stain and let it sit for ten minutes before washing it.Ink stains are some of the toughest stains to remove as well. Believe it or not, hairspray is a great tool for removing ink stains from clothing. All you have to do is spray it onto the stained area allowing it to penetrate the fabric, and then sit for a few minutes. Afterward, throw it in the washer like usual.

Removing stains in no fun, but at least you’ve got some quick remedies for removing them. Now you’ll be able to remove those pesky stains in no time.

Special Tip from Amy: KitchenAid Cooking Event

Do you remember Travis, our KitchenAid representative, that shocked everyone with his amazing cooking skills in the KitchenAid gallery at A-1 this summer? Well, I’m excited to announce that he’s going to be back for another special visit. A-1 guests can expect delicious entrees and desserts from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24. You don’t want to miss this special event; it’s going to be a lot of fun. He really is an amazing cook, so come out to A-1 and join in on the fun. Plus, take advantage of the KitchenAid values at A-1; it is an extremely popular premium brand with consumers this year.

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Time to stand up and cheer! We’ve got tremendous savings from some of the best brands in the USA. Whirlpool, Maytag, and KitchenAid deals – prices that will make you run to A-1 Appliance. Hurry for a limited time from September 19 through October 1.Plus, purchase any Whirlpool, Maytag, or KitchenAid appliance on sale and receive a free kitchen gift.See More.
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$977 for newsletter friends only

$300 below the lowest price anywhere

(KSRG25FVMT)25.3 cu. ft. Side by Side Refrigerator features 3 Spillproof Glass Shelves,

Humidity-Controlled Crisper,External Ice/Water Dispenser with Convenient In-Door-Ice System and FreshChill Temperature Management System.

Color is Monochromatic Satina- no fingerprint Stainless steel look.There are only 5 of these refrigerators available,

so stop by A-1 Appliance to get yours.

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