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5 Creative Ways People Stayed Cool Before AC That Still Might Work Today

Before Willis Haviland Carrier invented air conditioning in 1902, people had to be creative about how they stayed cool. While nowadays it’s easier for most people to invest in air conditioning, we thought it would be fun to look at five ways…
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How to Avoid Heat Exhaustion

The National Centers for Environmental Information stated that the global annual temperature has “increased at an average rate of 0.08°C (0.14°F) per decade since 1880 and over twice that rate (+0.18°C / +0.32°F) since 1981.” Although…
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Central Air vs. Window Units

On average, most people are comfortable when the temperature in the house is around 70 degrees. But when it comes to cooling your home down during the warm summer months, choosing between central air and window units can be a difficult decision. Whether…
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Reduce Your Air Conditioning Carbon Footprint this Summer

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “roughly 117 million metric tons of carbon dioxide are released into the air each year” due to the use of air conditioners—this is not to be confused with carbon monoxide, which air conditioners…
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Can HVAC Units Spread COVID-19?

An HVAC system has a definitive role in both spreading and preventing the COVID-19 virus because of droplet and aerosol transmission. Can these tiny virus-filled particles spread through an air conditioner or furnace's inner workings and infect…
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Basic HVAC Glossary for Homeowners

What’s the difference between AC and ACH? Know what the V stands for in HVAC? When it comes to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), familiarizing yourself with commonly used terms and acronyms will not only help you, but…
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The Best Temperature for Sleeping, Working, Exercising, and More

While members of your household may disagree about whether to put on a sweater or crank up the thermostat this winter, it turns out there are ideal temperatures when you’re engaged in certain activities, such as sleeping and exercising. What’s…
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Improve Your Home’s Value With an HVAC Upgrade

Sparkling granite countertops, trendy light fixtures, and the latest kitchen appliances often lure homeowners to plunk down thousands of dollars on remodeling projects, and there’s research that proves it. According to Harvard’s Joint Center…