What is a Michigan Basement?
Growing up or living in Michigan, you have likely heard the term “Michigan basement.” While it is likely you have heard the term, do you know what it means? In this article, we will explore what a Michigan basement is and how you can enhance the space to make it usable. What is a Michigan […]
Home Insulation Health Hazards
Insulation is a necessity to keep our home at a safe temperature during cold Michigan winters and comfortable during its searing summers. While home insulation is overall beneficial for our home, it does have downsides when it comes to our health. There are pros and cons to different types of insulation, but the health hazards […]
What You Should Know About a Blower Door Test
A drafty home is an uncomfortable home. Undesirable cold air enters your home in the dead of the winter and cool air from a high-efficiency air conditioner can escape during the hot summer. Not only is this uncomfortable, but it can also lead to energy waste and cause higher energy bills. Conducting a blower door […]
A List of Environmental Holidays
Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 and held annually on April 22nd. The first Earth Day brought light to environmental issues and eventually lead to the Environmental Protection Agency being formed later that year. While Earth Day is the most celebrated green holiday, it is not the only one that deserves recognition. As climate […]
The Best Insulation Types for Soundproofing
Insulation’s primary function is to keep your home comfortable by preventing unwanted heat or air from entering and escaping. While this is most important, insulation does have additional benefits. Each form of insulation has its own unique benefits. One benefit of all forms of insulation share is that they have some ability to reduce noise, […]
Ecotelligent Featured in WXYZ Detroit Story on Job Retention
Ecotelligent Homes was honored to be included in WXYZ Detroit’s story on the increase in job hopping. The idea of job hopping to increase wages and gain better titles has increased in recent years. While this is beneficial for those job hopping, it can be a hardship for employers. Over the past two years, Ecotelligent […]
What You Should Know About Injection Foam Insulation
If you are looking for insulation options for existing walls, you might have learned that you have a few insulation options to choose from. One option that you’re probably frequently running into is injection foam insulation. In this blog post, we will go over what injection foam insulation is, its advantages and why you might […]
Is Condensation on My Walls Normal?
Condensation on the walls of your home is not normal. Condensation can occur in bathrooms after a shower, or in the kitchen when cooking, but it should clear away relatively quickly and not linger. While condensation can occur, if it lasts long term as opposed to subsiding, it is typically a sign of a lack […]
Types of Green Insulation
The focus on having an energy efficient home is not new, but is green insulation the way to go to help reduce your carbon footprint? Some types of green insulation are good for the environment in terms of using recycled materials. Others have a higher R-value to help make your home more energy efficient and […]
What does R-value Mean?
Over the years, the number of insulation options on the market has vastly grown. Add to it energy efficient standards and recommendations of each insulation type and it can be difficult to make an educated decision without becoming overwhelmed. If you have begun looking for new insulation, you might be seeing a lot of information […]