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Check Out Our Live Twitter Chat With Mike Holmes

Join us for the chat with , , and  as we talk about keeping cool this summer! Mike answers twitter questions live about ways to reduce your cooling cost in the summer heat.

 

Mike Holmes Cuts Your Power Bill

If you have watched any of my shows, you know I love technology. I always say it, as more homeowners start to adopt the newest technology into their homes, the price of that technology starts to decrease until it becomes affordable to all homeowners. You may not remember, but it was many years ago that something as common as an air conditioning unit was a luxury that only a few could afford.

 

The Psychological Effects Of A Heatwave 

This has been a summer to remember, not least because of the unusual and prolonged spells of heat and sunshine. But aside from the physical changes of tanned skin or freckles, how does unusually hot weather affect us mentally?

VM Sharma and colleagues at AIMIL Geotechnical Consultancy in New Delhi asked participants to take bouts of exercise, and then to perform tests of mental alertness, associative learning and problem solving in temperatures varying between 25-35 degrees. Performance dipped as the temperature rose.

Mike Holmes Partners With Ecohome

 

Making it right is about more than just construction. It’s about finding waste and correcting mistakes, and nowhere is there more waste in your home than with your electric bill. While there are hundreds of ways to cut down your bill each month there are very few that don’t require you change your habits or make significant upgrades. That’s just one of the reasons I partnered with Ecohome to help cut A/C bills across the country.

 

 

Electricity Goes Out When You Need A/C The Most

In my corner of Southern California last weekend, when the June gloom that had been keeping us comfortably cool retreated in dramatic fashion and record-breaking heat arrived, there were no power outages. Past heat waves (even the briefest ones) tended to bring blackouts the moment electricity demand surged, so I thought that perhaps our utility had finally discovered a way to keep our HVAC systems humming when they’re actually needed.

 

Texas Power Demand Breaking Records

(Reuters) – Texas homes and businesses set a power consumption record for July on Monday and are expected to break the all-time peak over the next week as consumers crank up their air conditioners to escape a brutal heat wave, according to the operator of most of the state’s power grid.

Check Out Our Live Twitter Chat With Mike Holmes

Join us for the  chat with , and  as we talk about keeping cool this summer! Mike answers twitter questions live about ways to reduce your cooling cost in the summer heat.

 

 

 

Mike Holmes Cuts Your Power Bill

If you have watched any of my shows, you know I love technology. I always say it, as more homeowners start to adopt the newest technology into their homes, the price of that technology starts to decrease until it becomes affordable to all homeowners. You may not remember, but it was many years ago that something as common as an air conditioning unit was a luxury that only a few could afford.

 

The Psychological Effects Of A Heatwave 

This has been a summer to remember, not least because of the unusual and prolonged spells of heat and sunshine. But aside from the physical changes of tanned skin or freckles, how does unusually hot weather affect us mentally?

VM Sharma and colleagues at AIMIL Geotechnical Consultancy in New Delhi asked participants to take bouts of exercise, and then to perform tests of mental alertness, associative learning and problem solving in temperatures varying between 25-35 degrees. Performance dipped as the temperature rose.

Mike Holmes Partners With Ecohome

 

Making it right is about more than just construction. It’s about finding waste and correcting mistakes, and nowhere is there more waste in your home than with your electric bill. While there are hundreds of ways to cut down your bill each month there are very few that don’t require you change your habits or make significant upgrades. That’s just one of the reasons I partnered with Ecohome to help cut A/C bills across the country.

 

 

Electricity Goes Out When You Need A/C The Most

In my corner of Southern California last weekend, when the June gloom that had been keeping us comfortably cool retreated in dramatic fashion and record-breaking heat arrived, there were no power outages. Past heat waves (even the briefest ones) tended to bring blackouts the moment electricity demand surged, so I thought that perhaps our utility had finally discovered a way to keep our HVAC systems humming when they’re actually needed.

 

Texas Power Demand Breaking Records

(Reuters) – Texas homes and businesses set a power consumption record for July on Monday and are expected to break the all-time peak over the next week as consumers crank up their air conditioners to escape a brutal heat wave, according to the operator of most of the state’s power grid.