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Success of the Ozone Treaty Offers Momentum for Accelerated Climate Action

Adela Putinelu | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics
Adela Putinelu

Since its adoption in 1987, the Montreal Protocol has been widely acclaimed as the world's most successful environmental treaty, putting the ozone layer on the path to recovery.

This Tiny Portable Air Conditioner Makes Going Outside A Breeze

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.29.2016 | Travel

We like to think we can handle being outdoors, even if it means leaving our comfy temperature controls inside. But hey, if life is offering outdoor A...

5 Ways To Save On Electricity Without Turning Off The AC

PureWow | Posted 08.09.2016 | HuffPost Home

When temps hit the 90s, you’ve got two options: Sit on your couch in a pool of sweat until September or crank the icy cold AC and pay a fortune. Goo...

Your Air Conditioner Is Making You Cooler, And The World Warmer. We Can Change That.

Karin Shepardson | Posted 08.05.2016 | Green
Karin Shepardson

October will be the time to make a decision that reverberates for generations to come.

Easy, Breezy: 8 Ways To Create A Fan Strategy

Trulia | Posted 07.19.2016 | HuffPost Home

When the temps and humidity soar so high that you want to stick your head in the freezer (not recommended), don't fret. Take action!

The Easiest Way To Clean Your AC Unit, Because You Aren't Doing It Enough

The Huffington Post | Talia Cuddeback | Posted 07.19.2016 | HuffPost Home

Your air conditioning unit needs your attention. I know this because mine did too, until fairly recently. As a 20-something who is still learning the ...

7 Sneaky Things Making Your Home Unbearably Hot

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.01.2016 | HuffPost Home

Ah, summer. That beautiful time of year when sun beams kiss our cheeks and the days stretch out for what feels like forever. It's the best season for ...

9 Ways To Cool Down Your House Without Switching On The A/C

PureWow | Posted 06.24.2016 | HuffPost Home

Ugh, re-circulated air is the worst. But so is watching Netflix when your bedroom hits a steamy (and oh-so-very-stagnant) 90 degrees. Here, nine ways ...

Do Ceiling Fans Save Energy?

Brent Glasgow | Posted 06.08.2016 | HuffPost Home
Brent Glasgow

(Photo courtesy of Chuck Redden) Ceiling fans offer savings in both summer and winter. If you want to improve home energy conservation and trim your...

What's the Ideal Sleeping Room Temperature?

Paul F.P. Pogue | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul F.P. Pogue

(Photo by Elizabeth Giorgi) Ensure a restful sleep by setting the ideal bedroom temperature with these HVAC tips. An ideal sleeping room temperature...

Help Beat the Heat with These Top Tips

Derek Cole | Posted 04.15.2016 | HuffPost Home
Derek Cole

Each year as temperatures start to rise I hear common concerns from customers worried that their air conditioner is not cooling properly. After over 15 years of experience, here are the top four tips I have found to be helpful.

Is a Billing Plan From Your Utility Company a Good Idea?

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 03.30.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Utility company budget-billing plans satisfy many customers. However, it's important to understand what you currently spend on energy and how you can lower those amounts first.

We Went Solar, and So Should You -- Because It's Free

Stafford Betty | Posted 02.10.2017 | Green
Stafford Betty

For years my wife and I have been getting phone calls about going solar, and for years we've ignored them because it was just too expensive. But today 26 solar panels are mounted on the south side of our roof.

Here Are Several Common Airbnb Problems No One Checks for Before Booking

Map Happy | Posted 12.11.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

It's really easy to glance at the rating, scroll through the pictures, check the price and check out. If I was booking a hotel, I'd never have to think twice: I expect all my hotel comforts to be sitting and waiting there for me. But unfortunately, hotel comforts aren't standard in residential buildings.

Beating the Heat in Dubai: Alternative Air Conditioning Refrigerants Show Big Gains at High Temperature

David Doniger | Posted 11.01.2016 | Green
David Doniger

Concern about the efficiency of air conditioning in very hot climates has been an obstacle to winning agreement on a phase-down of the powerful heat-trapping chemicals known as HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons). Now we have new test data on the performance of next-generation refrigerants in air conditioners commonly used in homes and buildings.

James Agee and the Lost World of Porches

Pia de Jong | Posted 08.14.2016 | Home
Pia de Jong

Summer in America is the coldest time of the year. Women in particular suffer from the chill that pervades the land. For me, this is a season of goosebumps, blue fingers and toes, and chattering teeth.

Science Has An Explanation For Why Women Are Freezing At Work

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're the type of woman who's always wrapping herself in a giant blanket during the steaming hot summer months at work, there's a reason for that....

Climate Change This Week: Hillary's Climate Action Plan, a Wind Power Sheet, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.03.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Forests Disappear, So Do Beautiful Insects. Forests: the cheape...

Puppy Meets Air Conditioning, And It's Love At First Bite

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.06.2015 | Weird News

Who can resist something cold and refreshing in the heat? Not this puppy. Watch it react to the brisk blast blowing as it's introduced to air condi...

How To Make A DIY Air Conditioner For Under $20

Supercompressor | Posted 06.30.2016 | HuffPost Home

With winter at least six months away there has to be some way to cool down without spending all your hard-earned shekels on a pricey new air conditioner. Luckily, there is. For just $19.73, you can make a DIY air conditioner using materials that you probably have in your house.

White Roof, Low Energy

NationSwell | Posted 05.22.2016 | Impact

Traditional roofing materials (like black tar), convert sunlight to heat -- dramatically raising the interior temperatures and increasing cooling costs. Coating a roof white reflects the sunlight, drastically reducing its temperature and that of the building's interior and surrounding environment.

How to Help Keep Your AC From Affecting Your Health

Kayla Matthews | Posted 05.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Kayla Matthews

As the heat and humidity begin to overwhelm us, we wonder how we'd survive without air conditioning. It's convenient to turn on the AC as soon as th...

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

Will Housh | Posted 05.25.2015 | 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.