Back To Community Energy Systems’ Roots – The residential housing market

This blog has sometime drifted pretty far afield from its mission which is to move the residential housing market away from the hydrocarbon economy. The Religion and the Environment posts and the Presidential Candidates post immediately come to mind so for the next 8 – 10 days I plan on spending all our time looking at the specifics of energy conservation and energy generation in the housing market


It’s the honest to god truth – if your air conditioner is more than 10 years old…recycle it. The piece below is not necessarily a product endorsement. Every manufacture-er from Train to Toshiba is “sipping” electricity and natural gas. I wish everyone would go with geothermal then we would be blending in as a species and not standing out.

Style Crest Advances Efficiency for Heating and A/C

Thu, 29 Nov 2007 19:40:45 -0800 PST by Tabitha Berg

Smart Components(TM) from Style Crest(R) Offer Advanced Technology and Superior Efficiency in Manufactured Housing Heating and Air ConditioningFREMONT, Ohio — Style Crest, Inc. ( has combined state-of-the-art technology and superior product engineering to produce the industry benchmark in manufactured home HVAC equipment. In addition to an extensive range of HVAC products, the Smart Components line includes 13 SEER air conditioning condensers with Micro Channel technology. As part of the Smart Components line, Style Crest’s new 13 SEER Air Conditioning Condenser Units bring ground-breaking Micro Channel technology to the industry. Micro Channel technology replaces traditional copper tube/aluminum fin heat exchangers with all aluminum multi-path, parallel-flow tubes and enhanced fins. Micro Channel is the new technology that is more efficient, resulting in a unit that is up to 40% smaller, 30% lighter and requires up to 50% less refrigerant. This combination allows for easier installation and maintenance and has up to 7 times the corrosion resistance of conventional units. By reducing the environmental impact, the smaller refrigerant charge creates additional value. Furnaces in the Smart Components line are air conditioner and heat pump ready. A built-in coil cabinet provides for the simple installation of an air conditioning evaporator without the moisture problems associated with an uncased coil. Electric furnaces feature sound absorbing insulation for even quieter operation.Evaporator coils from the Smart Components line will work with any manufactured housing-type furnace, and are ARI rated for use with a variety of manufacturers’ condensers. However, when used in combination with a Micro Channel condenser unit, these coils deliver even greater performance.

Offered in nominal 2 through 5 ton capacities, these coils offer true 13 SEER efficiency.Distributors, contractors, retailers, and homeowners appreciate the higher performance, easier installation, and lower maintenance of the Smart Components line of HVAC equipment, offered by Style Crest. In both new construction and replacement applications, Smart Components deliver engineered solutions to the manufactured housing industry. Smart Components – Great Ideas Individually…Together They’re Brilliant!Style Crest is a vertically integrated manufacturer, distributor and installer of products for the housing industry. With more than 35 years of experience and proven performance, Style Crest provides the advantages of service and products for the evolving housing construction marketplace. For more information 

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