Not everyone is lucky enough to have central air, especially families living in older farmhouses. Our ancestors survived all summer without air conditioning, and so can we!
LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — People living along the coast rarely have a need for air conditioning. They often rely on ocean breezes to keep cool.
But in a heat wave, like the one the Southland is currently experiencing, residents are finding little relief in the rare breeze.
It is a common myth among novice futures traders that you buy natural gas at the beginning of summer because increased demand for electricity from U.S. air conditioning needs will spur demand for the natural gas that fuels many electricity-generating plants. While this is a massive overgeneralization of price forecasting (as is most trading folklore), it is grounded in fact.
SOUTH OGDEN, UT — (KUTV) Firefighters are used to working weird hours with sporadic sleep - being a first-responder can be an exhausting profession. But at the South Ogden Fire Department, the firefighters and paramedics are exhausted and it has nothing to do with protecting lives or property.
When the late spring sun shines brightly in the windows of your Dunn, North Carolina, home, maintaining a cool indoor temperature can be challenging. To keep sunlight out and reduce solar gain, consider one of these four stylish window treatments.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, between 1999 and 2009 there were 7,233 heat-related deaths in the United States. Of those, 40 percent were in three states: Arizona, California and Texas. Heatstroke and heat exhaustion often happen if people are working or playing outdoors in the hot weather, but not all heat-related deaths occur outside.
Finding the right HVAC contractor for your home can be a challenge. Your home’s heating, air conditioning, and ventilation is a complex system that requires specialized expertise. Upper Peninsula HVAC contractors must also be licensed by the state of Michigan. Before you hire an HVAC technician, make sure you ask these questions.
Michael McGeehin, a national expert on heat exposure, told U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison that the situation is urgent at the Pack Unit in Navasota, where inmates are trying to force the state to provide an alternative to well water that contains elevated levels of arsenic.
U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson expressed frustration Friday as he questioned why prison officials won't spend roughly $1 million to install air conditioning on death row, since the state has already spent much more to fight the matter in court. He scheduled a June 15 hearing for testimony about the effectiveness of the prison's current heat-control measures.
Air conditioners are about to be switched on for the warm summer months so it is time to get them serviced and prepared for the hard work they will do. The last thing anyone wants to experience is a an air conditioning failure on a sweltering day.