Guest Blog: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Home
Eco-friendly homes should also be healthy homes. The average American spends 90% of their time indoors, which makes inside environments all the more potent. The air we breathe is a part of our everyday lives, but often something we can take for granted. However, air quality and the presence of various pollutants can have a direct […]
How to Prep Your Home for Winter
It looks like winter is finally hitting Michigan and soon enough we’ll have snow on the ground for a few months. Whether you enjoy winter or would rather go south for the season, getting your home ready for winter is an important thing to do before the weather gets extreme. This can help keep your […]
When is it Time to Replace Your Furnace?
While Michigan hasn’t experienced typical fall weather yet, the colder months are quickly approaching. Soon enough you’ll be turning off that air conditioner and turning up the heat. It would be a rude awakening to realize your heat isn’t working properly on a very cold night. It’s important to check your furnace before the winter […]
5 Things You Need To Know About Wi-Fi Thermostats
Innovations in technology are happening so quickly that it was only a matter of time before our homes became integrated with our smartphones. Wi-Fi thermostats are one of the newest innovations in home technology and a great investment for your home and our planet. Who wouldn’t want a thermostat that lets you control your home’s heating […]
Your Baby’s Nursery Looks Adorable, But Will It Be Healthy & Comfortable?
It’s easy for expecting parents to get excited about decorating their new nursery, but don’t forget to think about what is going on behind those beautifully decaled walls that could cause poor air quality or what could be missing underneath that adorable area rug that could make your baby’s room too cold. At Ecotelligent Homes […]
Can I Get an Energy Audit in Warmer Weather?
With summer quickly approaching, homeowners in the Metro Detroit area are trying to find ways to stay comfortable during the heat. The best way to determine what your home needs is with a Comprehensive Home Energy Audit. WHAT IS AN ENERGY AUDIT & WHY SHOULD I GET ONE? Just like a visit to the doctor, an […]
Home Improvements that Provide Value
Owning a home is a large investment and it’s important that as a homeowner you see a return on your investment when you’re ready to sell, right? VALUABLE HOME UPGRADES Homeowners tend to make improvements where they’ll be seen, such as kitchen remodels and bathroom renovations. Unfortunately, while these upgrades are beautiful, they actually rarely […]
What Type of Insulation is Best for Attics?
FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN FINDING THE BEST INSULATION FOR YOUR ATTIC Metro Detroit homes can have several different types of attics. Bungalow style attics in Royal Oak, walk up attics in Dearborn, conventional attics in West Bloomfield colonial homes, or standard attics of ranch style homes in Farmington Hills. The style of your attic and […]
When Achieving Maximum Comfort May Require You To First Remove Your Existing Attic Insulation
Can’t I add insulation on top of my existing attic insulation? If you are considering adding insulation to your attic, chances are you are experiencing some comfort concerns. Maybe your daughter’s bedroom is freezing cold in the winter or your master bedroom is too hot in the summer. Depending on the condition of your existing attic […]
Don’t Be Baffled By Baffles
Baffles are a critical component to our attic insulation process that provides multiple benefits to a difficult construction aspect. BASIC FUNCTIONS OF BAFFLES Baffles are chutes that, when installed properly, can provide a channel for air to flow from your exterior soffit vents up into your attic space. That airflow is intended to churn the stale air in […]