Air Conditioner Calculator (Or, how to figure out how big of an air conditioner you need to buy.)

by DIY Maven

Air Conditioner Calculator (Or, how to figure out how big of an air conditioner you need to buy.)

Hot summer days are just around the corner. If you're thinking of investing in a new window air conditioner, you'll want to buy one big enough--but not TOO big--to cool your room. To help you figure out just what size of an air conditioner you need, Good Housekeeping has a handy air conditioner calculator. Just enter the square feet of the room that needs to be cooled, an estimate of how well insulated the room is, if it's sunny and, finally...

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25 Cheap Ways to Keep Your House Cooler.

by Chris Gardner
"Sure, go ahead and turn that thermostat up to 80. You'll be sweaty and still shelling out a bundle -- unless you take other steps to make summer heat more bearable and reduce stress on your air conditioner.
Most of these cost little or nothing. Thank the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Savers program, which provides most of these tips (and more) on its own Web site."
25 Cheap Ways to Keep Your House Cooler.
 
The finance geniuses from Sympatico offer low-investment tips for keeping the...

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