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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2011
The Annapolis Public Housing Authority's board will vote Thursday on a plan to ban some window air conditioning units in three of the city's housing complexes in order to comply with federal and local safety standards — a proposal that many residents are rallying against. Carl Snowden, chairman of the board, said he plans to vote for the ban, which would affect about 344 apartments in Robinwood, Newtowne 20 and Eastport Terrace, because the units pose a serious safety issue. Snowden said the city fire marshall and federal housing policy requires at least two emergency exits in the case of a fire or other emergency.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. customers can get up to $50 per household by recycling old air conditioning units this weekend. BGE will mail checks for $25 per working unit dropped off, up to two units per household. Drop-off will be in the parking lots of Sears at 7839 Eastpoint Mall in Dundalk or of h.h. gregg at 6026 Baltimore National Pike in Catonsville. Hours for the drop-off are 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Last year's inaugural recycling event collected more than 400 old units, which in addition to saving electricity removed more than 1,600 pounds of plastic and 30,000 pounds of metal from landfills.
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NEWS
July 9, 2012
Baltimore County Police say they arrested a man on the Fourth of Jjuly in connection with the theft of six air conditioners from apartments in Loch Raven Villlage. The incident occurred in the 1700 block of Aberdeen Road, at about 4:37 a.m. July 4, according to police reports.. Six air conditioning units were stolen from Loch Raven Village Apartments, and all were later recovered. Police said Derrick Navon Edmondson, 32 of the 1700 block of Edgewood Road, was arrested and charged with second degree burglary.
NEWS
By Pete Pichaske | May 1, 2014
Perseverance can indeed pay off. Just ask Garthen Leslie. For years, the 60-year-old Columbia resident has been trying to sell his invention ideas: a skateboard with an odometer and a speedometer, a sensory-equipped life vest for toddlers, and more. He was selling them all, but nobody was buying.  Until last fall, that is, when his proposal for a "smart" window air conditioner won rave reviews from Quirky, a five-year-old New York City-based company whose stated mission is to "make invention accessible.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2012
Summer 2012 may have been the coolest in three years, but you nevertheless have likely paid slightly more to cool your house than you did a year earlier. The number of cooling degree days tallied so far this year is slightly ahead of where they were a year ago, at 1,505 versus 1,491 last year. Degree days are a measure of heating or cooling; in the summer months, they count up the amount by which average temperatures rise above 65 degrees. So, for example, it would take 75 days with an average temperature of 85 degrees to accumulate 1,500 degree days (20 degrees, for the difference between 65 and 85, times 75 days equals 1,500)
FEATURES
By Rob Kasper | May 11, 1991
I went looking for an air conditioner part and ended up with an education.That is because I wandered into the shop of the Ed Sullivans. There are two of them, Ed the Father and the Ed the Son. They run EMCO, an air conditioning sales, service and parts shop on Canton Center Drive just behind the K mart on Northpoint Boulevard in Dundalk.The Sullivans, I found out, don't merely sell air conditioners and parts. They also pass along cooling wisdom.Take the accordions. That is name of the part I needed.
NEWS
By Ryan Clark and Ryan Clark,SUN STAFF | July 26, 2001
The state public safety department announced plans yesterday to spend $50,000 on two temporary air conditioners to control scorching temperatures in the city jail, where workers threatened to walk out if the system was not fixed. In letters dated yesterday to LaMont W. Flanagan, state commissioner of Pretrial Detention and Services, jail officials warned that District Court staff and city prosecutors would be pulled from Baltimore's Central Booking and Intake Center by week's end if conditions do not improve.
FEATURES
By Karol V. Menzie and Randy Johnson | June 22, 1991
No matter how you feel about the appropriateness of air conditioning in old houses, when the temperature hits the high 90s and the humidity's not far behind, you'll probably want some relief. Even if it's just one room, maybe a bedroom, having a place to cool off will make the rest of the house seem more bearable.There's more to it than just sticking that yard sale unit in the window, however. Before you even look for an air conditioner, there are three issues you need to consider:* What size unit you should buy.* Where you will plug it in and what impact it will have on the wiring.
NEWS
By FORT LAUDERDALE SUN-SENTINEL | April 28, 1996
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- In early 1995, a group of U.S. Customs Service agents in Miami noticed something unusual about the cargo records of a ship called Tropic Sea Horse.According to the ship's manifest, the vessel left Miami loaded with more shipping containers than it could carry.Agents suspected that something was going on. They learned later that many of the containers had been illegally diverted to a Miami warehouse.What the agents uncovered was an elaborate smuggling scheme for a new kind of contraband known as "R-12," the ozone-depleting chemical refrigerant commonly known as "Freon."
NEWS
By Seth Borenstein and Seth Borenstein,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | July 29, 2002
WASHINGTON - The air conditioners that are cooling downtown office buildings are also making sweltering city streets even hotter. Anyone who's felt the hot blast of an air conditioner's exhaust knows how that happens, but preliminary findings of new research suggest that the waste heat from air conditioners can add as much as 2 degrees to outdoor urban temperatures. For cities already suffering elevated temperatures because of hot roofs, hot pavement and little greenery, using air conditioners makes matters worse, if only for those not cooled by them.
NEWS
January 28, 2014
Aberdeen Jason Richard Carpenter, 22, of the 700 block of West Bel Air Avenue, was charged Saturday with possessing narcotics with intent to distribute, possessing a drug other than marijuana, second-degree assault and obstructing and hindering police. Marcus Allan Johnson, 22, of the 400 block of Baltimore Street, was charged Friday with first-degree burglary, vandalism and theft between $1,000 and $10,000. Alonzo Lawayne Bell, 36, of the first block of West Aztec Street, was charged Friday with second-degree assault.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
Officials and members of the congregation at Perry Hall Presbyterian Church are working to repair the church Fellowship Hall after it was damaged by burglars in late-December. Pastor Joseph Condro said members of the church, in the 8800 block of Belair Road, had noticed for months that people were entering the building, which is primarily used as a community meeting space, without authorization. He said cigarette ashes, damaged property and trash were found inside on multiple occasions.
BUSINESS
Jamie Smith Hopkins | June 6, 2013
Worried about your air conditioner getting through the summer? See if Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. rebates could help with a tune-up or replacement. BGE said today that customers buying new heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems can qualify for a rebate of as much as $1,150 if they choose high-efficiency options. BGE says it also offers a $100 rebate for residents bringing in a contractor to ensure their AC is operating as well as it can. The contractor must participate in the BGE Cooling Efficiency Improvement Program . The utility offers rebates for other items , too, including refrigerators and washers.
BUSINESS
Eileen Ambrose | October 30, 2012
The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America released information on what consumers need to know about flood insurance: Regular homeowner's insurance covers damage from a storm, but not  from flooding. You need to buy a policy from the National Flood Insurance Program to protect your house and property. (You can buy it through an insurance agent.) Flood insurance covers physical losses from flood or flood-related erosion caused by waves or currents. The typical policy covers structural damage and damage to to air conditioners, furnaces, water heaters and any clean-up required.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2012
Summer 2012 may have been the coolest in three years, but you nevertheless have likely paid slightly more to cool your house than you did a year earlier. The number of cooling degree days tallied so far this year is slightly ahead of where they were a year ago, at 1,505 versus 1,491 last year. Degree days are a measure of heating or cooling; in the summer months, they count up the amount by which average temperatures rise above 65 degrees. So, for example, it would take 75 days with an average temperature of 85 degrees to accumulate 1,500 degree days (20 degrees, for the difference between 65 and 85, times 75 days equals 1,500)
NEWS
By Scott Dance and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2012
Record-breaking heat fueled severe storms that swept across parts of Maryland on Wednesday. Though not an official record-keeping location, Maryland Science Center reached 107 degrees, tying the hottest mark ever recorded in Baltimore, on July 10, 1936. At that time, weather records were kept at the U.S. Custom House downtown, but the point of record for Baltimore moved in 1950 to what is now Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. BWI, meanwhile, reached a high of 104, breaking the previous official record for July 18, set in 1887 at 102. That had been Baltimore's longest-standing high-temperature record for July.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | June 1, 2005
One of the coolest Mays on record in Baltimore slipped away overnight after leaving Maryland's air conditioners mercifully silent for a month. That could change by this weekend, when temperatures are expected to climb into the high 70s and 80s. And the summer ahead could still be a scorcher, even though climatologists say they're expecting near-normal temperatures and rainfall. May, at least, will go down in Baltimore's weather books as having mostly dry, sunny days, with temperatures averaging 59 degrees.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Sun reporter | June 10, 2008
Waiting until the last possible day to turn on the air conditioning might have saved some costly kilowatts. But if your cooling system just wheezed and died when you flipped the switch, you're paying for it now in sweat. The sudden onslaught of 90-degree weather since Saturday in Central Maryland has had air-conditioner repair crews running hard. And late. "We're pretty well swamped. The work load has probably picked up triple compared to normal," said Chris Mergler, service manager at Clean Air Heating and Air Conditioning in Baltimore.
NEWS
By Scott Dance | July 17, 2012
Tuesday is recognized as the birthday of air conditioning -- be thankful this year, because you'll need it. Willis Carrier, an engineer in Buffalo, N.Y., is credited with planning a device to regulate heat and humidity in a Brooklyn printing plant. He drafted the plans for the device July 17, 1902. Carrier patented the invention four years later, and in 1915, he and six colleagues formed the Carrier Engineering Corp. The device contained a spray nozzle originally designed for insecticide and it controlled both temperature and humidity.
NEWS
July 9, 2012
Baltimore County Police say they arrested a man on the Fourth of Jjuly in connection with the theft of six air conditioners from apartments in Loch Raven Villlage. The incident occurred in the 1700 block of Aberdeen Road, at about 4:37 a.m. July 4, according to police reports.. Six air conditioning units were stolen from Loch Raven Village Apartments, and all were later recovered. Police said Derrick Navon Edmondson, 32 of the 1700 block of Edgewood Road, was arrested and charged with second degree burglary.
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