Tag Archives: efficiency

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

When Should I Replace HVAC Central Air Conditioning Unit?

National Renewable Energy Lab recently developed this flow chart as a decision tool for  replacing an existing central air conditioning system. If your current system was installed before 2006 or is less that 10 SEER, you will probably benefit from a replacement system. Participating AlabamaWISE contractors take a comprehensive approach to HVAC upgrades by evaluating… Continue Reading

AlabamaWISE Home Energy Efficiency Guide Edited by Brian Brainerd

AlabamaWISE is a home energy guide edited by Brian Brainerd for Nexus Energy Center. Inside your home lurk soil gasses, mold, carbon monoxide — all due to poor home performance. Just like your car, a home is a machine and it needs tune-ups and repairs to keep it safe and efficient. Indoor air quality has never been… Continue Reading