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It's A/C season: What you need to know to chill out, problem-free

By Virginia K. Smith | July 1, 2014 - 1:59PM 

In case the occasional sleepless, sweaty night in your apartment (or artificially frigid day in your office) hasn't made it abundantly clear, air conditioning season is upon us.

To make sure you don't spend the summer troubleshooting, we've rounded up the best advice from our archives (and the rest of the Internet) on everything from installation protocol to pest control.

Installation:

Maintenance:

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