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The Good and Bad of Smart Home Thermostats

You’ve more than likely heard of “Smart Home Thermostats” by now – referring to thermostats that can automatically adjust your home’s climate based on recognizing your preferences. In addition, these thermostats are Wi-Fi connected and capable of being adjusted through …

Conserve Water and Energy this Summer

Summer days are full of carefree fun, but make sure you aren’t being careless with your water and energy use this season. These smart tips will help you conserve valuable resources and will make a difference on your summer utility …

The Dogtrot House and the boom of the south thanks to air conditioning

Before A/C there was the Dogtrot House — two houses under one roof – one half for cooking and the other half for living, with a a breezeway down the middle to keep occupants cool in hot southern climates. These …

A pre-air conditioning era cotton suit from 1909 is uniting politicians today

In Washington it can take a lot of debating and deal-making to make friends on the other side of the aisle, but today some politicians are setting aside their differences to celebrate a cotton suit! That’s right, today is officially …

You Should Thank These People For Summer Blockbusters

It’s easy to take for granted the cool, comfortable air in a movie theater in the middle of summer. Settling into your stadium-seat with a cool beverage and cool air is quite the summer treat. Though, you probably don’t realize …