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Shivering at Work? Could Be Sexism.

Is shivering at work sexist? Maybe not intentionally. But it turns out that more women shiver at work than men. It's also true that more men still control the thermostat at workplaces than women…


Gym or Trail: Is It Really Healthier to Exercise Outside?

Itís summertime, which means prime time for fitness. If you work out consistently, youíre either logging hours in the air-conditioned gym or living it up in the unpredictable elements of the outdoors.…


Your Air Conditioning Could Be Costing You (Infographic)

When the temperatures crawl towards the triple digits in the middle of summer, air conditioning is a temptation that many find hard to avoid. There are several ecofriendly alternatives to cooling down…


May 2015 Was the Hottest in History. Here’s How to Stay Cool Without Adjusting Your AC.

May 2015 was the hottest May in recorded history. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), global land and ocean surface temperatures were almost 2 degrees Fahrenhei…


Energy-Smart Ways to Cool Your Home? Look to the Past

On days when the mercury hits 90 degrees and keeps rising, itís almost instinctive to reach for the HVAC control. Most folks in the US, especially in warm, humid states, canít imagine life without …


What’s the Best Temperature for Your Home?

Now that spring is here, chances are you're getting ready to switch from running the heat to running the air conditioning. Do you know the best temperature for your home? Here in Atlanta, the open wi…


7 Tips to Cut Cooling Costs This Summer

Oh, no! Not another heat wave. Staying cool all summer long is not an easy ó or cheap ó task. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, nearly half of the average homeís energy bill during the…


Greening Your Air Conditioning

By Carl Seville, Networx Feeling comfortable in hot weather requires two things to happen together: The temperature and the relative humidity (RH) of the air must both be low enough…


Swamp Coolers vs Air Conditioning

By Steve Graham, Networx Swamp coolers are commonly, and perhaps more appropriately, known as evaporative coolers. A swamp cooler can make a hot, desert house more comfortable. Swamp coolers …


10 Ways to Keep Cool at Home Without A/C

By Cris Carl, Hometalk Save energy this summer. It's easy to keep your house cool without air conditioning. Employing a few basic environmentally friendly principals will help keep you cool a…


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