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Tips For Keeping The House Cool

You may not be able to control the weather, but you can moderate its impact upon your home.

07/09/2014

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Girl, 5, Falls From Window While Home Alone With Young Siblings In The Bronx

A 5-year-old girl fell from a window Thursday while home alone with her siblings at a Bronx apartment.

02/13/2014

Thieves stole the central air conditioning unit from the Collier Memorial Senior Center in Jersey City for the second time in in two weeks. (credit: CBS 2)

Thieves Steal Jersey City Senior Center’s Central AC Unit For Second Time In 2 Weeks

It took a couple of hours before the staff noticed something was amiss. The temperature inside was rising rapidly, so they looked at the thermostat and found it at 84 degrees and climbing into the night.

08/09/2012

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Morris Township, N.J. On Alert With ‘A.C. Bandit’ Burglarizing Homes

While A.C. units are summertime mainstays and help keep the hot weather out, in one New Jersey community, they’ve been letting the criminals in.

08/01/2012

This in-the-wall air conditioning unit as seen on the cover of the New York Post was spotted by the tabloid in the window of Mayor Bloomberg's official city SUV. (Photo: CBS 2 via NY Post)

Bloomberg’s Aides Think Of New And Controversial Ways To Keep His SUV Cool

It’s a stunt that could easily have been labeled a “stupid people trick” on late night TV. Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s staff actually tried to install a regular “in the wall” air conditioner in the window of his official city SUV.

06/27/2012

Air-Conditioning Unit (Credit: CBS 2)

Ask Asa: Getting The Most Cool For The Least Cash

The weather has prompted a mad dash to appliance stores as people scramble to buy air conditioners. So how do you get the most cool for the least cash? CBS 2′s consumer reporter Asa Aarons has the answer.

06/21/2012

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Con Ed Offers Rebate For Buying Energy Efficient Air Conditioners

The utility company said it would give customers a $25 rebate if they purchased an ENERGY STAR® model room air conditioner, which are optimized for energy efficiency.

05/15/2012

Air conditioning units for sale at P.C. Richard & Son - Carle Place, NY - Jul 21, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Air Conditioners In High Demand In New York As Temperatures Continue To Soar

With temperatures climbing high into the 90s, it’s the perfect day to buy a new air conditioner.

07/21/2011

Air Conditioner (credit: CBS 2)

Report: Gaps Around Air Conditioners In NYC Buildings Are Costly

A new study said that poorly fitted air conditioning units cost New York City buildings millions of dollars a year in extra fuel consumption. The study by the Urban Green Council was set to be released Thursday.

04/14/2011

Esidras Valles (credit: CBS 2)

Survivor Of AC Fall To Be Released From Hospital

Doctors said by all accounts Esidras Valles shouldn’t be alive, sitting up, letting them examine him, but the 24-year-old is defying all odds.

11/12/2010

Esidras Valles

Miracle Survivor: AC Unit Falls 15 Stories Onto N.J. Man

A New Jersey man survived an air conditioning unit crashing into his face. Doctors said they have never seen someone recover so quickly from a severe injury like this, which literally cut his head open.

11/11/2010

This air conditioner fell from a window in Manhattan. (credit: CBS 2)

Air Conditioner Falls Onto Man In Manhattan

An air conditioner plunged from the sixth floor of a building and slammed onto a 67-year-old man who was walking his dog.

09/28/2010