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Metro tries to fix rail cars with air conditioning problems

Metro riders are having to deal with steamy, sweltering trains as the temperatures soar in the region.

Tags: Metro , Adam Tuss , Sprawl & Crawl ,

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 12:34am EDT

Heat wave doesn't have to burn a hole in your wallet

Here are a few common sense reminders for how to lower your electricity bill.

Tags: Hank Silverberg , Heat wave , Dominion Virginia Power , Dominion , LeHa Anderson

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 10:30pm EDT

Air conditioner dilemma

It's hard to believe, but now's the time to check to see if your air conditioner is working properly.

Tags: Shirley Rooker , Call For Action , air conditioner , Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Instit

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 12:48pm EDT

ACs running strong, electric records broken

In June, the region used more electricity than Switzerland does in a year. Electric demand in July broke an unusual record.

Tags: PJM Interconnection , electricity , electricity use , Paula DuPont-Kidd , hot weather , hot weather tips , Michelle Basch , Colleen Kelleher

Thursday - 08/12/2010, 07:42am EDT

New green windows can open the door to savings

Despite the high installation cost, new windows can lower your carbon footprint and even earn you a substantial tax credit.

Tags: energy efficiency , Windows , Evan Haning , Energy Star , Washington Consumers' Checkbook , Robert Krughoff , carbon footprint , bills

Wednesday - 08/11/2010, 03:35pm EDT

Cost doesn't determine best AC service

"There's really no relationship between quality and price," says Robert Krughoff, president of Washington Consumers' Checkbook.

Tags: HEAT , hot weather , Washington Consumers' Checkbook , Robert Krughoff , Colleen Kelleher

Friday - 06/25/2010, 12:26pm EDT