air conditioning

5 Cheap Ways to Keep Cool This Summer

Want to stay cool without paying a fortune in utility bills? Here are a few suggestions for ways to lower air conditioning costs without melting.

How to Avoid Credit Card Fees on Utility Bills

It's summer, a season of warm days and scary air-conditioning bills. Want to pay your bills with plastic so you can get reward points? Well, the credit-card fees utilities charge could change your mind. SmartCharge offers some customers a way to avoid those fees.

U.S. Manufacturing Output Rises 0.5%, the Most Since July

The nation%u2019s manufacturing recovery accelerated in October as factory output jumped 0.5%, the Federal Reserve said. Overall industrial output was flat in the month, but the typical autumn plunge in utilities output skewed the top-line stat lower.

5 big household expenses you can easily cut

While cutting out that daily latte may help your day-to-day expenses, cutting the cable service or a telephone line can mean hundreds or even thousands of dollars in savings.

Businesses That Win When the Weather Gets Hot

As the Northeast wilts under a heatwave, sales in the ice cream, air conditioner, pools, sea-shore-related and bowling center segments have spiked with the temperature. The hot sales are a welcome relief for the industries that have been burnt by the recession.

Air-Conditioning Company Watsco Is Heating Up

Even as homebuilding remains in the doldrums, a booming replacement business for air conditioning systems and a new venture with Carrier are giving Watsco a boost. Now in the high $50s, it could return to its all-time high of $73 within a year.

10 most costly appliances

The average U.S. household will spend about $2,160 this year on home energy, which is $60 less than in 2009, according to the Alliance to Save...