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8 Quick Ways To Get Your Home Ready for Summer

Once the frost of winter has passed, it’s time to spruce up your home for warm summer days. A bit of spring cleaning goes a long way, but dusting isn’t the only way to create a summer-friendly home. Here are eight ways to get your home summer-ready.  1. Install Air Conditioning While the heating may have been on all through winter, once the temperature soars, you’ll crave a cold burst of fresh air. Before it gets too hot, make sure your house is equipped for cooling down so you don...
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How to Stay Warm When the Power Is Out

If you lose heat when you lose power, as much of Texas did recently, a winter power outage can be especially dangerous. Here are some tips for you on staying warm in a house with no heat. Read more...
Tags: Texas, Air Conditioning, Lifehacks, Thermodynamics, Home Appliances, Space Heater, Insulators, Building Engineering, Heating Ventilation And Air Conditioning, Heat Transfer, R Value, Transport Phenomena, Thermal Protection

Undercover Investigation Reveals Supermarkets Are Destroying the Climate

The world’s food system is a major source of greenhouse gas pollution, from the emissions caused by farming and ranching to those released by the planes, trains, and trucks used to transport groceries. A new report shows the freezer aisle in the grocery store could also be an even bigger source of pollution than we…Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Conditioning, Environment, Joe Biden, Chemistry, Climate Change Mitigation, Greenhouse Gases, Home Appliances, Environmental Investigation Agency, Physical Sciences, Refrigerants, Hydrofluorocarbon, Industrial Gases, Heating Ventilation And Air Conditioning, Chemical Compounds

A Japanese air conditioner in the 80s came with its own vinyl soundtrack

From the description for the vinyl reissue of Takashi Kokubo's Get at the Wave: Recorded in 1987 as promotion for a luxury air conditioning line, Takashi Kokubo's Balearic gem "A Dream Sails Out To Sea" gets first ever official release from Lag Records, complete with previously unheard music. — Read the rest
Tags: Amazon, Post, News, Air Conditioning, Japanese culture, 80s, Sanyo, Japan of course, 80s Culture, Takashi Kokubo, Ambient Music For Air Conditioners, Only in Japan

As the Planet Warms, Scientists Are Discovering Groundbreaking Ways to Keep Cool

The world is getting hotter, and the most common technologies to cool down our homes are making things worse. In a new special issue of the journal Science, researchers have identified key ways to get us out of that catch-22. They include cutting-edge technologies and materials that could fundamentally change air…Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Conditioning, Cooling, Heat, They Call It Global Warming For A Reason

Trump says that if Biden is elected, seniors will have 'no air conditioning during the summer'

President Donald Trump campaigns in The Villages, Florida. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump said on Friday that Joe Biden's energy plans would result in seniors not having air conditioning in the summer. The president made his comment at The Villages, a sprawling central Florida retirement community dominated by Republicans. Trump is currently underperforming with seniors relative to his first presidential campaign based on multiple national and swing state polls. Tr...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Air Conditioning, America, Trends, Energy industry, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Fossil Fuels, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Election 2020

Clean your damn fan or air conditioner

It's getting colder outside, and if you (like me) live in a milder climate, you may be planning to put your fan or air conditioner into storage soon if you haven't already. But before you do that: clean it. And when you take it out again in the spring? — Read the rest
Tags: Cleaning, Post, News, Air Conditioning, Fans, Air Quality, Allergies, HVAC, Wirecutter

This Year's Hole in the Ozone Is Twice the Size of the U.S.

If you’ve been looking to cast yourself into a deep hole from which you can never return (I have!), the one in the ozone layeris a prime choice right now.Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Conditioning, Ozone, Montreal Protocol, Ozone Hole

How to Keep Cool for About An Hour Without Air Conditioning

Even though there are still technically a few more weeks of summer, the high temperatures and humidity haven’t gone away (at least in New York). And those without air conditioning (or who have really old, crappy window units), who would typically work remotely from coffee shops or the library, don’t currently have…Read more...
Tags: New York, Air Conditioning, Heat, Lifehacks, Tiny Hacks

A Plan to Cool Us Down Without Burning Up the Planet

Earlier this week, residents of Louisiana and Texas who were just pounded by Hurricane Laura endured a heat index of 109 degrees Fahrenheit (42.8 degrees Celsius). This weekend, California is expected to see its second record-breaking heat wave in three weeks. That’s just the U.S. this week; nearly every corner of the…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, California, Air Conditioning, Louisiana, Green Roofs, HFCS, Ventilation, Hurricane Laura

Global warming could push air conditioning demand up 59%

An analysis done by Climate Central shows that demand for air conditioning in the U.S. will increase by 59% by the year 2050. According to the study, there has been a continued rise in demand for air conditioners in the U.S. and other parts of the world because of global warming. The study shows that continued greenhouse gas emissions are leading to unpredictable weather patterns in most regions. Regions that were traditionally colder are warming up, and those that are warm are getting hotter. T...
Tags: Design, Air Conditioning, Global Warming, Arizona, Rising Temperatures, Ac, Texas Nevada, Climate Central, Sean Sublette, Climate Central Via Yale Environment

U.S. Air Conditioning Use Could Surge Nearly 60 Percent by 2050

It’s no secret that it’s getting hotter and hotter outside. On Sunday, Death Valley hit 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4 degrees Celsius), which is an extreme example of a notable trend. The rising heat is also driving up the demand for air conditioning, and the surge will only become more dramatic as the climate crisis…Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Conditioning, Heat, Extreme Heat, Sunday Death Valley

Lights Dim and Worries Mount as a Heat Wave Roasts California

Overwhelmed by demand, California’s power grid imposed rotating blackouts, while the coronavirus crisis created a dilemma for those who were unable to stay cool at home.
Tags: Weather, News, California, Air Conditioning, Global Warming, Arizona, Los Angeles (Calif, Electric Light and Power, Power Failures and Blackouts, Maricopa County (Ariz, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Worries Mount

Stay Cool Without Racking Up a Bill

Four ways to air-condition your home more efficiently in the summer heat.
Tags: News, Air Conditioning, Energy Efficiency, Fans (Airflow, Content Type: Service

It Was 125 Degrees in Baghdad This Week

As the worldwide feast and celebration for Muslims around the world known as Eid wrapped up on Thursday evening, the Middle East has been trapped in a scorching heat wave. Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Conditioning, Oil, War, Conflict, Middle East, Baghdad, Heat Wave

On a Hot Day, 96,000 New Yorkers Are Asked to Conserve Power

Over the past month, New Yorkers have been urged to limit air-conditioning use in an effort to prevent blackouts and brownouts. 
Tags: Weather, News, Air Conditioning, New York City, Bill, De Blasio, Consolidated Edison Inc, Power Failures and Blackouts

Yes, the Coronavirus Is in the Air

Transmission through aerosols matters — and probably a lot more than we’ve been able to prove yet.
Tags: Cruises, Japan, News, Air Conditioning, China, Masks, Research, World Health Organization, Princess Cruises, Influenza, Coughs, University of Nebraska, University of Hong Kong, Aerosols, Academic and Scientific Journals, Hangzhou (China

Is There a Connection between Coronavirus and Air Conditioning?

The dramatic increase of COVID-19 cases in the states of Texas, Florida, Arizona, and California this summer has many scratching their heads. The summer months were supposed to slow infections due to activities taking place outdoors and more in-home ventilation, such as windows being opened up. This hypothesis has thus far proved true in many northern states — most dramatically New York — while the South has fared much worse.There are a few possible explanations for the South’s infection spike.T...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, California, Air Conditioning, Fort Worth, New England, South, Greg Abbott, Tarrant County, Denton, Houston Dallas, Lubbock, Florida California, Ron DeSantis, Denton County

The UN wants your air conditioning to stop heating up the planet

A U.N. report recommends a number of ways to reduce the environmental damage
Tags: News, Climate Change, Air Conditioning, Trends, United Nations, Energy Efficiency, Un, Energy Star, Breaking Twitter

‘We Essentially Cook Ourselves’ if We Don’t Fix Air Conditioning, Major UN Report Warns

A new United Nations report shows why it’s crucial to clean up air conditioning. In fact, the authors found that switching over to energy-efficient and climate-friendly air conditioning units could save the world up to 460 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions over the course of the next 40 years. For context,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Conditioning, United Nations, Un, HFCS, Refrigerators

A Heat Wave, the Coronavirus: Double Spikes of Risk Hit Communities

The South and Southwest hit record temperatures over the weekend and meteorologists warned that heat will rise in the East and High Plains.
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Air Conditioning, Global Warming, United States, Temperature, Southwest, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns

Sony’s Wearable Air Conditioner Is Finally Available to Help Make the Summer Less Sweltering

First revealed last Summer with an intended release to coincide with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Sony’s wearable personal air conditioner is finally available for sale to help you battle the Summer heat when you occasionally step outside to brave the sun’s rage and the ongoing pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Air Conditioning, Tech, Sony, Tokyo, Consumer Tech, Reon Pocket

How to Cool Your Home More Naturally

In some ways, the pandemic has forced us to be less wasteful and more environmentally friendly. We’re driving less, we’re using less public transportation, we’re supporting more local business. But now that we’re in the heat of the summer, home all day in the most stifling of temps and still trying to look presentable…Read more...
Tags: Home, Air Conditioning, Summer, Lifehacks, Energy Conservation, Stay Cool

These smart devices will help you stay cool without central air

Need some ways to stay cool this summer? We've got you covered with these truly smart devices.
Tags: Home, Air Conditioning, Trends, Smart Home, Ac Units, Ac, Cooling Wearables, Smart Cooling Devices

Crazy Attackers, Robbers, and Convicts – More Self Defense Gun Stories

Crazy Attackers, Robbers, and Convicts – More Self Defense Gun Stories iStock-1085735902 U.S.A.– ( You didn't see this news covered by the mainstream media, but again this week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love. Firearms instructor Andee Reardon O'Brion joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained? (19-minute audio) These victims saved lives because they had a g...
Tags: Florida, Instagram, Guns, Air Conditioning, Nra, Fort Worth Texas, Ammoland, Panama City Florida, Gun Rights News, Shooting Media News, Rob Morse, Self Defense Gun Stories, Polite Society Podcast Rob, Andee Reardon O Brion, Rob Morse Rob Morse, Kwethluk Alaska

Coronavirus Makes Cooling Centers Risky, Just as Scorching Weather Hits

Officials are scrambling to find ways to protect residents against dueling threats of extreme heat and the coronavirus.
Tags: News, Air Conditioning, Global Warming, Elderly, Heatstroke, Homeless Persons

Energy Use in the Coronavirus Era: N.Y.C. Is Waking Up Later

Some 400 special electric meters in New York apartments provide a shifting view of power use while people are stuck inside.
Tags: New York, News, Air Conditioning, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Electric Light and Power, Manhattan (NYC, Quarantines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

The City That Never Sleeps Is Waking Up Later

Some 400 special electric meters in New York apartments provide a shifting view of power use while people are stuck inside.
Tags: New York, News, Air Conditioning, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Electric Light and Power, Manhattan (NYC, Quarantines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Airborne Coronavirus Detected in Wuhan Hospitals

While the RNA of the virus was found in tiny droplets in China, scientists don’t know if it was capable of transmitting the virus.
Tags: News, Air Conditioning, China, Research, Hospitals, Air Pollution, Nature (Journal, Wuhan (China, Ke Lan, Wuhan Hospitals, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV