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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

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

Home Heating Bills Spike as Temperatures Plunge Across Alabama

Home Heating Bills Spike as Temperatures Plunge Across Alabama

The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking consumers to reduce electric demand as arctic cold frosts Alabama, stretching the utility’s capacity to meet demand. They are asking homeowners to reduce indoor temperatures in homes with heat pump systems by setting thermostats to 68 degrees or less. A low 14 degrees was recorded Friday morning at Birmingham… Continue Reading

The Illustrated Guide to Home Hot Water Heaters

The Illustrated Guide to Home Hot Water Heaters

The cost of hot water for Alabama households is highest during winter months because water coming into the home is colder and more heat is lost to cold surrounding air temperatures. Not to mention that a long, hot shower just feels good during the cold winter months. Here is a guide to getting the most… Continue Reading