You’re getting warmer: How to choose the right air conditioner

It’s easy to forget what a heat wave feels like until it happens. However, you’re already behind the cooling curve if you wait until temperatures approach triple digits to shop for an air conditioner. Plan now, before portable and room air conditioners fly off the shelves and you’re left overheated and longing for autumn’s cool … Continue reading "You’re getting warmer: How to choose the right air conditioner"

Tips to Maximize Air Conditioner Performance During Summer Heat

A well-maintained, properly functioning air conditioner can be your home’s most important appliance during the summer. If you are relying on a portable or room air conditioner to make the summer heat more manageable, follow these use and maintenance tips to help maximize its cooling ability. Don’t set your air conditioner too low: Your air … Continue reading "Tips to Maximize Air Conditioner Performance During Summer Heat"

Heat Wave: Air Conditioner and Other Appliance Tips to Save Energy and Stay Cool

We’re in the thick of summer, and many parts of the U.S. and Canada are experiencing extreme heat. Heat warnings are in place in some areas, and people are turning to air conditioners to keep indoor temperatures comfortable. Along with uncomfortable heat and humidity, hot weather can also lead to higher energy bills. You may … Continue reading "Heat Wave: Air Conditioner and Other Appliance Tips to Save Energy and Stay Cool"

Best of AHAM Allergy Advice

  Spring is here, and allergies are right around the corner, if not already knocking at the door. Luckily, you already have a secret weapon at your disposal! Your appliances can help remove some of the allergens from your home and reduce your symptoms. We’ve gathered our top allergy prevention advice to help you through … Continue reading "Best of AHAM Allergy Advice"

Need a New Room Air Conditioner? Check Out These Tips Before You Buy!

If you’re on the east coast, you might still have the heat on this April! But warm-weather lovers can rejoice, because summer is definitely on the way. If that means a new room air conditioner for you, you’re in luck. You’ll find a wide selection of powerful and energy-efficient room air conditioners on the market. … Continue reading "Need a New Room Air Conditioner? Check Out These Tips Before You Buy!"

The Best of AHAM’s Air Conditioning Advice

Did you hear that noise? It was summer knocking at the door. After a winter that had most of the U.S. dealing with record-breaking cold spells, I am ready to welcome the summer warmth. And, it’s not too early to think about pulling out the portable or room air conditioner to help cope with the … Continue reading "The Best of AHAM’s Air Conditioning Advice"

AHAM’s Top 5 Posts of 2017

Before we jump into 2018, let’s take a moment to revisit our most-read posts from 2017. We covered a wide range of topics, from chef-approved ways to grill indoors, to keeping your home safe after a hurricane. That variety is evident in our top posts of the year. We are grateful to our readers – … Continue reading "AHAM’s Top 5 Posts of 2017"

Physicians share their allergy prevention advice

Ragweed. Pet dander. Tree pollen. Mountain cedar. Regardless of what’s causing your allergy symptoms, the sniffling, coughing, sneezing and itching are a major downer any time of the year. Before you reach for the antihistamines, look around the house. Odds are you already have many of the tools—your appliances—that can reduce the level of allergens … Continue reading "Physicians share their allergy prevention advice"

The Facts on PACs and RACs: Should you choose a portable or room air conditioner?

Should you buy a portable air conditioner (PAC) or a room air conditioner (RAC)? Both will keep you cool, but it’s important to understand the differences so you can choose which will best help you keep your home comfortable. Here are five points to consider when deciding whether to buy a PAC or RAC: How … Continue reading "The Facts on PACs and RACs: Should you choose a portable or room air conditioner?"

Beat the Heat with a New AHAM Verifide Room Air Conditioner

It’s that time of the year when many consumers find themselves in the market for a new room air conditioner.  Upon walking into a store to purchase one, one of the first things a consumer may notice is the AHAM Verifide label on the product’s box.  Room air conditioners carrying the AHAM Verifide mark have … Continue reading "Beat the Heat with a New AHAM Verifide Room Air Conditioner"