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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

Spot Where Your Home is Wasting Energy with a Home Performance Assessment

Spot Where Your Home is Wasting Energy with a Home Performance Assessment

  Energy-saving home improvements from participating AlabamaWISE contractors start with a comprehensive home performance analysis. This professional home inspection of all energy-related components, by a certified Building Analyst, includes heating and cooling systems and the building enclosure. The completed report analyzes the relationships between the components as a system to identify which improvements offer the biggest impact… Continue Reading

Home Operation and Maintenance Lessons From a Cardboard Box (and a Building Science Expert)

Home Operation and Maintenance Lessons From a Cardboard Box (and a Building Science Expert)

Houses are complex systems that few home improvement contractors understand and John Tooley, a home performance expert, can prove it using a cardboard box. Tooley is a pioneer of diagnostic home analysis and makes thousands of dollars from homebuilders and trade contractors who don’t understand why the homes they build have problems. Serious problems. Comfort… Continue Reading

Slide Show: Home Performance Pros Get Tested

All participating AlabamaWISE contractors receive special training in Building Science to evaluate homes as a system of related components. This systems approach to home performance is the only way to identify the most cost effective home improvements for comfort, indoor health and energy savings. Certifications from the Building Performance Institute (BPI) and RESNET are your… Continue Reading