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BBB: Triple-Digit Temps Mean More A/C Repair Scams

With triple-digit heat in the forecast for at least the next few days North Texans are truly appreciating air conditioning, but with the hot weather comes an increase in a/c repair rip-offs.

CBSDFW.COM–08/01/2013

An inmate waits for the bars to a dorm at a minimum-security facility in Texas to be opened. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

Texas Prisons Face More Lawsuits Over No A/C

An advocacy group has sued the Texas prison system blaming 13 inmate deaths since 2007 on hot conditions in units without air conditioning.

06/14/2013

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Copper Thieves Target Elementary Schools

Copper thieves are creating more than a nuisance for the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District.

CBS 11–02/20/2013

Ronnie Berry (L), 52, and Mark Aimes (R), 48, are charged with theft of materials for several copper thefts in Duncanville. (credit: Duncanville Police Dept.)

Suspected School Copper Thieves Arrested

Duncanville police say they have caught the men responsible for stealing copper from several locations throughout the city, including eight school buildings.

09/17/2012

An air conditioning repairman was severely burned while working on the roof of a Fort Worth food market. (credit: Chuck Schechner/KRLD NewsRadio 1080)

Air Conditioning Repairman Burned While Working On Roof

An air conditioning repairman remained hospitalized Friday afternoon after getting burned while working on the roof of a Fort Worth food market.

08/03/2012

The Indigo Apartments in north Oak Cliff. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Dallas Apartment Tenants Coping Without A/C

Keeping healthy and safe in the North Texas heat can be challenging. But imagine trying to do it without air conditioning. More than 300 tenants at one North Texas apartment complex are facing that challenge.

CBSDFW.COM–08/02/2012

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A/C Coolant Cost Triples In The Past 6 Months

The price to stay cool just went through the roof. But it’s not the energy bill, it’s the coolant used in air conditioning units: The cost of freon has tripled in the past six months.

07/03/2012

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Family Files Suit Over Texas Inmates & Air Conditioning

A North Texas family has filed a federal lawsuit against the state, after a man died in a prison that didn’t have air conditioning. Larry Gene McCollum suffered heat stroke last summer, while serving time at the Hutchins State Jail in Dallas.

06/27/2012

Children take a swimming class at a pool. (credit: AFP/GettyImages)

North Texans Find Creative Ways To Reduce Energy Consumption

On Monday, CBS 11 News found a number of parents who found creative ways to reduce their electricity consumption. Most simply took advantage of someone else’s electricity .

06/25/2012

In-window air conditioners for sale. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Cooling Stations Open Across North Texas

To help those who need relief during the extreme heat the Salvation Army has set up more than a dozen cooling stations across North Texas.

06/25/2012

Air Conditioning Units

Air Condition Coolant Being Phased Out, Prices Triple

If the air conditioning unit at your home was manufactured before 2010 expect a common summer repair to cost up to triple the usual amount.

03/29/2012

An Energy Star washing machine is seen for sale at the Best Buy store. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Winter Weather Special: Ways To Minimize Energy Usage While Staying Warm

Do you remember those hot days last summer and the sound of the air-conditioner running almost non-stop? You might be surprised to learn that the hottest month might not equal the highest energy bill of the year.

01/07/2012

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