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How to Make Your New Home's HVAC System More Energy Efficient

Will Housh | Posted 03.25.2015 | HuffPost Home
Will Housh

So, you've moved into a new home and you just got your first utility bill. Is it higher than you expected? If so, your HVAC system may be the cause.

Southern Comfort: Saying Hello to Fall in South Carolina

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.22.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

When it comes to the mechanically cooled contemporary American South, this may be close to blasphemy. But here goes: Some of us do not like central air. Indoor breezes are indoor breezes, if you ask me. You might be in a mall, or at the movies, or driving around in your car.

5 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Improving Indoor Air Quality

Dorit Sasson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green
Dorit Sasson

With so much talk about protecting the environment and eco-friendly products, consider the following tips to improve the air quality of your home and create a cleaner, greener home.

"Miles to Go Before It Sleeps"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.27.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Any motorist knows that the best way to ensure longevity is to regularly check your parts, monitor your fluids and make sure your und...

Life Before Air Conditioning

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

In the age of climate change, can we possibly put air conditioners into the deep freeze? Probably not.

To Save the Planet, Obama Sets White House A/C to 85 Degrees

Bill Frezza | Posted 09.28.2013 | Comedy
Bill Frezza

The President, appearing in the White House briefing room dressed only in swim trunks, announced that for the duration of the summer, all thermostats in the White House will be set to 85 degrees.

You Can't Go Home Again, But You Can Make Yourself Your Home

Vivian Norris | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

A recent wave of nostalgia accompanied by trips back "home", have had me pondering why we sometimes think that what we left behind might contain somet...

I Live in a Refrigerator

Myra Demeter | Posted 12.10.2012 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

I live in a refrigerator. Actually, I live in a house with five men -- four of them are my grown sons and one is my husband. They are hot. They are big, strapping men. They need air conditioning -- and they need it blowing hard.

Can Air Conditioning Cause a Sore Throat? Why?

Quora | Posted 10.30.2012 | Health News

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Jae Won Joh, sleepy medical student Sure, but blaming air conditioning for sore throats is like bla...

A Homecoming: On Air Conditioning in America

Seth Engel | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green
Seth Engel

Our daily actions and choices have real consequences for the environment that we bequeath to our children, and I was taken aback by some of these American practices upon my return from abroad.


Posted 07.06.2012 | New York

The heat is here to stay this weekend in New York City. Temperatures will jump into the triple digits Saturday, nearing 100 degrees, with the cement-c...

Low Cost Cooling

Wendy Gordon | Posted 09.02.2012 | Green
Wendy Gordon

Give your appliances a break: Remember it's summer. Dry your clothes on a clothes line. Grill outside, and dine by candle light. And turn off your computers and entertainment equipment at night.

Hot-Headed Homeowner Allegedly Pulled Gun On AC Repairman

Posted 07.03.2012 | Weird News

Just stay cool, everyone. A disgruntled Florida man allegedly pulled a gun on an air-conditioner repairperson for his supposed unsatisfactory work,...

LOCKOUT: Con Ed Dismisses Over 8,000 Workers During Heat Wave

Reuters | Posted 08.30.2012 | New York

* Contract talks stall as deadline passes * ConEd tells union workers not to report Sunday * Heat wave expected to boost...

'Blowing Hot and Cold'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.29.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Still, I have told my wife that I don't have to change my seasonal wardrobe because you never know what the temperature is going to be in the office.

Con Ed Workers Threaten Strike As Big Apple Faces Heat Wave

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2012 | New York

By Scott DiSavino NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) - With a second heat wave poised to strike New York City this weekend, u...

Lawsuits Challenge Lack Of Air-Conditioning In State's Prisons

The New York Times | Posted 06.27.2012 | Crime

AUSTIN, Tex. — In the brutal heat of summer, many Texans flee to shopping malls, movie theaters and other air-conditioned havens to keep cool. But f...

7 Tips For Cooling On A Budget

Posted 06.26.2012 | Green

From Dealnews' Lou Carlozo: Though just days old, Summer 2012 is off to a hot start in many parts of the country, and that means one thing for mill...

The Temperature Is Rising .. How Does It Affect Health?

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 05.27.2012 | Healthy Living

It’s Memorial Day and June is right around the corner -- for many, this is the time to really crank up the air conditioning. But is there a healthy ...

WATCH: Puppy Loves AC

Posted 11.01.2011 | Comedy

Sure, we all love the feeling of air conditioning on a sweltering Summer afternoon, but not all of us are as cute as Moki the White Lab puppy. Eve...

States Cut Programs Helping Families Pay Electric Bills

AP | By TOM COYNE | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Many states hit hardest by this week's searing heat wave have drastically cut or entirely eliminated programs that help poor peopl...

Blistering Heat Wave Stressing Nation's Power Grid

AP | By JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green

NEW YORK -- A lengthy, blistering heat wave that is blanketing the eastern half of the United States is putting significant stress on the nation's pow...

America's Latest Crime Trend: Air Conditioner Thieves

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

If a recent trend is any indication, thieves across the country aren't only interested in your money. They're after your air conditioners too. Acr...

Animal Shelter's AC Units Stolen, Pets In Peril

Posted 08.31.2011 | Chicago

Some 100 orphaned cats and dogs living in a Chicago animal welfare center are in danger heading into the expected-to-be-hot weekend after vandals eith...

Jason Linkins

Iraq-Afghanistan War Debt Includes Steep Price Tag For Air Conditioning | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

Forget the debt ceiling. Perhaps we should relocate our debt to Iraq or Afghanistan, where a lot of it is going anyway and where we are at least spending a king's ransom on air conditioning.