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Central AC: Lessons from The Fonz

Staying Cool While Being Cool

By: | June 19, 2014 2:06 pm

When it comes to keeping cool, central air conditioning can be ideal for your home. But when it comes to being cool, no one brings it home like The Fonz.  The guy made the jukebox play his favorite tune with the side of his fist!

The history of cool goes something like this. Since humans began, we’ve focused more on staying warm. Sure there were hand-held fans, servants with fans and, well towels with cool water. Not until electricity was available to the masses did our concern about cool take hold. And so did TV. It wasn’t until the debut of Happy Days on January 15, 1974 that we really knew how to be cool. Aaaaeeeyyy!

Got an old AC unit? Purchase a new, high-efficiency air conditioner, have it installed by an Xcel Energy registered contractor, get and submit your rebate application and you could pocket up to $450  in your Levi’s®. So go ahead and buy that leather motorcycle jacket you’ve always wanted!


Happy Days was influenced by the George Lucas film American Graffiti staring Ron Howard (Richie Cunningham). The show ran 11 seasons and gave birth to Joanie Loves Chachi, Laverne and Shirley, Mork and Mindy. Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli brought cool into millions of households and central AC can do the same for your home!

Central Air Conditioning advantages

+ More consistent level of comfort. Central air conditioning will cool your entire home at a steady, consistent temperature.

+ Humidity control.

When The Fonz was worried that he was losing his cool, he attempted to jump 14 garbage cans on his motorcycle. Season 3 Episode 3

+ More convenient. Maintenance is practically non-existent. Cleaning the filter and hosing off the condenser each month is a breeze.

Be sure to have your central AC professionally serviced each year; it’s inexpensive relative to the cost of running your AC. Because central air conditioning is more expensive to operate, here are some tips on ways to keep your cooling costs as low as possible:

–          Make sure the unit is the right-size for your home.

–          Get the most energy efficient model

–          Use your programmable thermostat

–          Insulation matters in summer too!


Since the fictitious 50s of The Fonz, Potsie and Ralph Malph, home cooling with central AC has become more efficient and more affordable. So make the most of your central air conditioning and your budget!

Get a rebate on your new central air conditioning

Enjoy more great Fonzie-isms here


A self-professed energy nerd, Paul loves to explore how technology trends are bringing convenience and surprising benefits to our lives.

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