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Common Areas You May Find Asbestos in Your Home

If you look around your home, you may not be able to tell if there is asbestos lurking around. If your home was built before 1980, there are a few areas of your home that are more likely to contain asbestos than others though. If these areas are in good condition, the use of asbestos […]

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Inflation Reduction Act Energy Efficiency Tax Credits and Rebates

The Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law in August 2022. One of the focuses of the Inflation Reduction Act is energy and climate change. The bill will invest $369 billion in this area to help drive down energy costs for consumers, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy security. This blog post will answer […]

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Vermiculite Insulation: What You Need to Know for Safety

Vermiculate insulation started to be used for homes in the early 1920s and later gained popularity during the baby boom when many homes were being built. Over time, it was phased out of use due to asbestos contamination, which can lead to respiratory health issues. Read on to learn more on how to stay safe […]

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Ecotelligent’s Project Highlighted Nationally by U.S. Department of Energy

Ecotelligent Homes’ recent project was highlighted by the U.S. Department of Energy and their Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. The DOE operates programs in all 50 states, so it was a great honor to have them recognize one of our happy clients. Ecotelligent Homes is a top-performing contractor in Consumers Energy’s Home Performance with […]

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How an Air Source Heat Pump Works in the Winter

Air source heat pumps are gaining in popularity as a way to both help the environment and save money on a gas utility bill. In Michigan, many question if an air source heat pump can keep a home warm during the cold and brutal winter months. In this article, we will explore how an air […]

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The Pros and Cons of an Air Source Heat Pump

The environment has become a focus for many throughout the world, including the United States and local cities. In the Metro Detroit area, many cities are focusing on reducing their carbon footprint to achieve climate goals. One of the many ways cities are trying to help the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions is by […]

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The Importance of Comfort for those Aging in Place

Aging in place has become more talked about in recent years. News segments focus on how to keep a home safe while aging in place such as a walk-in shower, grab bars at the entrance and exits of the home, and many more. What those news segments don’t focus on is the importance of comforts […]

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Reducing Your Home’s Environmental Impact

When it comes to reducing our carbon footprint, many of us think about driving less and recycling more. But have you thought about how much energy the home you live in uses? If you’re curious, calculate your home’s emissions using this carbon footprint calculator. On average, a home in Michigan uses 3,948kW of energy a […]

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Ecotelligent Homes is proud to be a Healthy Homes Evaluator

Ecotelligent Homes recently received their certification as a Healthy Homes Evaluator (HHE). We are the only Metro Detroit energy auditor to have the Healthy Homes Evaluator Certification. The certification is through Building Performance Institute Inc. in partnership with Green & Healthy Homes Initiative.   What is a Healthy Homes Evaluator? A Healthy Home Evaluator includes […]

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Benefits of Replacing Old Insulation

Have you ever replaced the insulation in your home? Insulation is a crucial component of your home. It is also one item you might not think to replace as it does not have to be done very often. In this blog post, we will help you determine if your insulation needs to be replaced as […]

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