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Home Performance is a Whole-House approach to home improvement. Indoor Comfort, Health, and Energy savings depend on mechanical components and building enclosure as a system.

Conserving Energy to Improve Lives

Conserving Energy to Improve Lives

Conserving Energy to Improve Lives >> view entire video segment here Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 5:13 pm | Updated: 8:08 am, Wed Jul 22, 2015. Cat Reid creid@waaytv.com | 0 comments Posted on Jul 21, 2015 by Cat Reid WAAY 31 is proud to help the hometowns of the Tennessee Valley with our One Million Dollar Community Investment. Non-profits around the region… Continue Reading

The Comfort Project: Keeping Homes Warm This Winter for Underserved Families

The Comfort Project: Keeping Homes Warm This Winter for Underserved Families

Cost-burdened households in north Alabama will save 20% or more every year on home energy bills thanks to the 2015 Comfort Project, a community partnership between Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments (TARCOG) and the non-profit Nexus Energy Center. The project utilizes the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program to identify the most cost-effective… Continue Reading

The Best Way to Prevent Home Water Pipes from Freezing

The Best Way to Prevent Home Water Pipes from Freezing

January cold snaps like the Polar Vortex test the quality of your home construction because it only takes a small defect in insulation and air-sealing to freeze a pipe. Unfortunately, most homes have dozens of places where pipes can freeze because home builders and home buyers rarely pay attention to the thermal performance of a home… Continue Reading

Interactive Home Energy Lesson

Interactive Home Energy Lesson

Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Science Open Educational Resources initiative offers educational resources for students and learner’s worldwide. Instructor Sarma Pisupati’s “Residential Energy Consumption” is an interactive activity developed for his class on Energy and the Environment. This exercise takes you through the home room-by-room calculating energy usage, environmental impact and strategies for reducing… Continue Reading

Empowered in Birmingham

“We loved working with Jonathan and his team at Eco-Three.” “They were prompt, professional, and genuinely passionate about educating and empowering homeowners on methods to reduce energy costs and create a safe, comfortable home. We’re so very grateful for all their generosity and hard work, and are looking forward to a future of lower utility bills!” –Laura… Continue Reading

Central Alabama Cooperative Rebates and Home Performance with Energy Star

Central Alabama Cooperative Rebates and Home Performance with Energy Star

The AlabamaWISE program is now available to help customers of Central Alabama Coop save energy while improving year-round comfort and healthy indoor environment with the Home Performance with Energy Star program. Home Performance with Energy Star is a whole-house approach to energy-related home improvements to optimize and balance the heating and cooling system with the building enclosure — windows, insulation,… Continue Reading

Rocket Science Meets Building Science at U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Rocket Science Meets Building Science at U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Nexus Energy Center created an energy exhibit for the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville as part of the AlabamaWISE community energy program to help families reduce energy waste. Space Center CEO Dr. Deborah Barnhart unveiled he interactive exhibit during an Energy Huntsville meeting Tuesday. The exhibit demonstrates the concept of building science, a strategy… Continue Reading

Tips for Managing Indoor Humidity with Thermostat and Ventilation

Tips for Managing Indoor Humidity with Thermostat and Ventilation

Alabama is only a week into spring, but even mild humid weather often requires running the central air conditioning system long enough to remove excess humidity. We like the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat because it has a bright, easy to read touch screen that shows both temperature and humidity. You can’t manage what you don’t… Continue Reading

Guide to Heat Pumps, Auxiliary Heat and Dual Fuel HVAC for Alabama

Guide to Heat Pumps, Auxiliary Heat and Dual Fuel HVAC for Alabama

Check out this excellent interactive guide about heat pumps and multi-stage furnaces from Trane. The heat pump guide will calculate how much auxiliary back-up heat from heat strips or a dual-fuel system is required for your selected location in Alabama. You can also learn more about heat pump balance point, energy efficiency, and humidity control, too.… Continue Reading

How to Find the Best Home Heating Contractor?  Look for BPI, NATE, RESNET Certifications

How to Find the Best Home Heating Contractor? Look for BPI, NATE, RESNET Certifications

It’s cold and your heating system needs repair. How do you find a contractor you can trust? Why not ask your neighbor, a friend, or relative, or the Better Business Bureau? That’s what most folks do. The advantage to hiring contractors based on referrals is a level of trust. It brings a level of confidence… Continue Reading

What is Home Performance with Energy Star? A Case Study

What is Home Performance with Energy Star? A Case Study

Judy Street used to have a problem. Her home electric bills were through the roof and she couldn’t figure out why her electric bills were sometimes over $500 per month. She turned to AlabamaWISE to find a home performance contractor and now she is saving hundreds of dollars on electric costs. “The bill we received… Continue Reading