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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 .


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.


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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.


An airconditioning unit damaged by thieves at Adell Community Fellowship. (credit: Parker Co. Sheriff's Office)

Duncanville Church Holds Service After A/C Units Stolen

Beads of sweat formed on Pastor Joe Temte’s forehead Sunday shortly after holding his service. When a church member finally walked outside to check the air conditioning units, he realized three were gone – ripped out and stolen, most likely for the copper inside.


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North Texas Churches Target of Thieves

Members of the Chisolm Baptist Church in Rockwall came to church on Sunday in flip-flops and shorts after 10 of the church’s air conditioners were stolen.


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Elderly Woman Dies From Heat After A/C Stolen

A 79-year-old Oak Cliff woman succumbs to the North Texas heat and dies in her home just two days after reporting to police that her central air conditioner had been stolen.


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Energy Assistance Money Not Helping Texans In Need

In the stifling heat currently impacting North Texas, even the sound of a small air conditioning unit can be music to your ears.


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New Dallas County Fund Is A Big Fan Of Air Conditioners

The Dallas County Commissioners are embracing a new fund designed to provide air conditioners for the needy to make sure nobody has to fight the heat without help.


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Dallas County Wants Elderly To Beat The Heat

In neighborhoods across Dallas, the concern during the current string of 100+ degree days North Texas is the connection between elderly homeowners and their reluctance to run air conditioning units.


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AC Companies Keeping Busy With High Low Temperatures

The sizzling temperatures are keeping many North Texans inside, and air conditioning companies busy. But it’s not just the 100+ degree daytime temperatures that are causing the need for repairs.


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BBB Warns Of Air Condition Repair Scams

Monday is day 24 of temperatures above 100-degrees in North Texas. Increased usage also increases the likelihood of breakdowns, but the BBB warns that it’s ‘buyer beware’ when it comes to finding a repair company.


The hot noonday sun shines through power lines. (credit: Gerard Burkhart/AFP/Getty Images)

Texans Being Asked To Reduce Electricity Use Today

It’s so hot in North Texas that the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is asking folks to cut back on power usage this afternoon.