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Six Essential Comfort Tips for Home Heating, Cooling and Humidity in Alabama’s Mixed Humid Climate

Six Essential Comfort Tips for Home Heating, Cooling and Humidity in Alabama’s Mixed Humid Climate

Don’t touch that dial on your home thermostat before asking, “Why is this room too hot, too cold or too Humid?” The AlabamaWISE quick reference guide to maintaining affordable indoor comfort all year ‘round  in Alabama’s mixed humid climate, based on six essential comfort elements. Homes shelter our families from the hostile environment. In Alabama, that includes… Continue Reading

Which Programmable Thermostat from Lowe’s, Home Depot and Amazon is Best for My Home?

Which Programmable Thermostat from Lowe’s, Home Depot and Amazon is Best for My Home?

Your thermostat controls about half of your energy bill – that’s as much as the refrigerator, lighting, TVs, stereos and computers combined. Problem is, a lot of that energy is wasted heating and cooling an empty home. A programmable thermostat is one of the most cost effective ways to maintain winter comfort and save energy.… Continue Reading

Check Your Indoor Heat Index with This Comfort Calculator

Check Your Indoor Heat Index with This Comfort Calculator

How do you manage your indoor comfort during the summer  heat wave? The weather reporters are using the Heat Index to highlight the effect of high outdoor temperature and humidity. You can manage your indoor heat index too. Lowering your thermostat is only one option. Home performance experts have identified six variables that you can… Continue Reading

Energy Star Home Air Sealing Guide

Home air sealing guide now available for free download: Building America Best Practices Series, Vol. 10 – Retrofit Techniques and Technology Air Sealing Guide Imagine opening a window in your house and leaving it that way 24 hours a day, all year long. On balmy spring days, the breeze wouldn’t be so bad. But, in… Continue Reading