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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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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How Your HVAC System Impacts Home Efficiency

Before you know it, ice and snow will be a distant memory, and instead you'll be looking for ways to stay cool during the hot summer months. Understanding the ins and outs of your homeís heating an…

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3 DIY Eco-Hammocks (with video)

Is it brutally hot where you are? In New York, the temps are hovering around 100 degrees. The New York Times recorded these record-breaking temperatures in the Northeast: "The high of 103 in New Y…

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