PG&E offers tips on saving energy as the power grid strains under the load.
The most commonly installed are air-source heat pumps, which resemble air conditioner units that sit outside your house. During winter, a liquid refrigerant in a copper coil extracts heat from the atmosphere as warm air naturally moves toward the cold. The heat transforms the refrigerant into a cold gas and a compressor then pressurizes the gas, raising its temperature and heating the air inside the house. The reverse happens in hot months, when heat inside the house is absorbed and transferred outside. That's increasingly useful in temperate areas of the U.S., where people typically don't have air conditioners but are being hit with climate-change-fueled heat waves.
It’s time for our state’s energy regulators and leaders to plan for a better-engineered system based on physics rather than wishful thinking, the former head of the state's electric grid operator says.
Imagine a noisy, crowded bar. Music is pounding, and people are clustered close together, talking loudly or even shouting to be heard. If it's cold out, doors and windows are shut tight and the heat is on, or if it's hot out, everything is shut and the air conditioner is recirculating the air.
If you live in an older home or apartment, central air conditioning isn’t always a given. On 90-degree days, you don’t have to suffer through the heat or spend hundreds of dollars on a window A/C unit to stay cool. This quiet and compact window A/C unit from hOmeLabs will keep you cool all summer for under $200.
Smart home gadgets make it easier than ever to monitor your energy usage and cooling costs while keeping your house at a comfortable temperature. These Alexa-compatible gadgets will help you stay cool all summer long.
I have a love-hate relationship with my air conditioner; I hate living with it, and I can’t live without it. I, like many who dwell in old apa…
PLAISTOW, N.H. — Police say a man donned an orange Home Depot apron and posed as an employee to steal air conditioners in New Hampshire. But a…
Cal Fire reported a brief fire Saturday afternoon in a temporary classroom at Yountville Elementary School.