Tagged With cooling


The scorching summer heat is hard on our bodies, our moods, and our electric bills. Don't let the temperature get you down, though. These ten tips will help you keep cool even if it feels like the sun is out to get you.


It may be tempting to crank the air-con up high and keep your house at sub-arctic temperatures until the weather outside finally cools down, but it's worth thinking about the impact that's going to have on your bill. There are plenty of ways you can cool your house in a more economical way -- or, if you can't bear turning off the air conditioner for a minute, we've collected a few tips so that you can use it more economically.


Hey Lifehacker, It has come time to flush out my PC water cooling, and it's also in need of some modifying. I've bought some fittings that should help my flow and get rid of some ridiculous loops I've created. But my question is this. How am I going to be able to do this? How am I going to get rid of ALL the water? Do I need to pull all the hardware out? And because the tubes go outside the case does that add to the degree of difficulty? Thanks, Cool Loops


Old laptops running hot become a particular problem in summer. If you need a quick fix for an overheating machine, you can increase the airflow by propping the laptop up on four plastic bottle caps from larger soft drink bottles.


So you've got a kickass computer, but it's also turning out to be a hotter computer, which explains it sometimes sounds like it is impersonating a jet engine, even in the depths of winter. If your computer's generating a bit too much heat and noise, here's how to give its cooling system an overhaul for cool, silent operation.