Markets

The Rules Of Thumb For Estimating Apartment Utility Costs

[credit provider=”dr.mafisto” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ikwan/”] Utilities are a hidden cost: You know you’ll need to plan for them, but when you’re looking for an apartment, they’re not at the top of your mind.So, before you sign that lease, make sure you can pay all your rental expenses, not just rent.
The Rules Of Thumb For Estimating Apartment Utility Costs
News

Like All Good Things, Air Conditioning Was Originally Designed To Make An American Business More Efficient

[credit provider=”Joe Raedle/Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/pipefitter-steve-andres-who-was-recently-hired-by-cool-news-photo/136488917″] As Americans endure yet another heatwave, their sole consolation is that it might have been worse were it not for Willis Carrier.Precisely 110 years ago in Brooklyn, on July 17th 1902, in the middle of a warm and wet summer, Carrier signed off on the […]
Like All Good Things, Air Conditioning Was Originally Designed To Make An American Business More Efficient
Markets

This Calculation Explains Why It’s Cheaper To Pay For Air Conditioning

[credit provider=”flickr/rosengrant” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosengrant/3574323371/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] I don’t have an air conditioner. Am I smug about it? A little. But that’s because it’s all I’ve got to hold on to when I’m lethargic, smelly and faintly dehydrated all summer.I tell myself that I can’t afford an air conditioner, but I think I might […]
This Calculation Explains Why It’s Cheaper To Pay For Air Conditioning
Markets

Expert Tips For Getting The Most From Your Furnace And A/C Units

[credit provider=”CoolValley/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/philmo/5958968108/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Your furnace and air conditioning unit are designed to be quite sturdy, but they aren’t designed to run forever. Their biggest enemy? Dirt and dust.Both your air conditioner and your furnace (along with your blower) are in the business of changing the temperature of air and moving […]
Expert Tips For Getting The Most From Your Furnace And A/C Units
Markets

Stop Wasting Money To Cool Down Rooms That You Don’t Even Use

[credit provider=”Flickr / Jan Tik ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jantik/102786594/”] My parents still live in the house I grew up in, a small two story house in rural Illinois.My parents share a bedroom on the main floor, where the kitchen and living room also reside. The upstairs mostly just contains two bedrooms and […]
Stop Wasting Money To Cool Down Rooms That You Don’t Even Use
Lifestyle

11 Ways People Escaped The Heat Before Central Air

[credit provider=”Julien Haler via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/titlap/3901537243/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Most of us take air conditioning for granted. After all, it’s always been there and it always will be.But until 60 years ago, it was virtually unheard of. But yet we did not, as a people, succumb to lethargy and sunstroke.
11 Ways People Escaped The Heat Before Central Air