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Why air conditioning is a vicious cycle

Air conditioners consume huge amounts of energy and that’s adding to climate change. The US uses as much electricity to keep buildings cool as the entire continent of Africa uses for all its electrical needs. And that power largely comes from polluting power stations, adding to the warmer climate. Air conditioning also pumps heat out

Hot tips to keep you cool this summer

This summer, many locations in the northern hemisphere will set temperature records. These ten simple tips can save energy – and money – in your home when the thermometer soars this summer: Set your air conditioner thermostat as high as comfortable –  78ºF or higher when you’re at home. Consider installing a programmable or smart thermostat that