Why Window Sealing is Important for a Comfortable Home
Windows are usually the first place in a house where unwanted drafts can be felt coming into a room. Typically, these drafts come in through different cracks and gaps found in your window frame. Such cracks can occur from routine wear and tear that windows endure causing an undesirable result of drafty windows. These drafts […]
The Importance of Air Sealing
Each year, many homeowners across Michigan face the problem of keeping hot from escaping or entering, depending on the season, through different places in their home. These air leaks can cause quite uncomfortable temperatures inside a home and lead to rather expensive electricity bills. It can be a challenge to identify the exact places where […]
Does Duct Sealing Affect My Furnace?
Ductwork systems in a home serve the purpose of distributing airflow directly from your HVAC system to the rest of your home. Over time, leaks and gaps can be discovered in your ductwork that allows air to escape before reaching its final destination in your home. This is where duct sealing comes into play to […]
Do I Need a Duct Booster Fan?
If you are experiencing uneven temperatures throughout your home that make for an uncomfortable living environment, you may have considered getting a duct booster fan. Even if the heating and cooling in your home is up to speed, there can be underlying problems in your ductwork that are causing noticeably hot or cold spots in […]
Environmental Impacts of Spray Foam Insulation
As environmental concerns continue to rise, homeowners are becoming more aware of their carbon footprint. Investing in proper insulation for your home is a smart place to start your eco-friendly journey. By insulating your home, you are lowering your energy consumption, in return, lowering your environmental impact. Inquisitive consumers are curious as to how insulation […]
The Importance of Indoor Air Quality & How it can be Improved
We are exposed to several unavoidable risks every day just by being alive. There are also risks present in our day-to-day lives that are avoidable, and poor indoor air quality is one of them. Air pollution is known to influence health issues but many people are unaware this includes both indoor and outdoor air. Air […]
Zero Net Energy: What is it & How to achieve it?
As environmental concerns continue to rise, net zero energy properties are starting to emerge into reality. There are a variety of opinions on the best way to reduce one’s carbon footprint but with buildings accounting for 40% of carbon emissions in the United States, it seems like a no brainer to introduce something sustainable into the industry. […]
How to Prevent Musty Smells or Mold in a Crawlspace
Crawlspaces are often forgotten parts of our homes. They can easily go unnoticed until a problem arises, such as mold or musty smells. With all the melting snow and rain during the spring season, it is important to have preventative measures in place to ensure your crawlspace is protected. What causes mold and odors to form […]
Should Your Home Switch to a Renewable Energy Source?
Renewable energy sources have been on the rise in homes, especially over the last 20 years. Switching to a renewable energy source can be beneficial for cutting down on your energy bill, but different homes require different sources. At Ecotelligent Homes, we recommend starting with an energy audit to determine if your home needs energy improvements […]
Whole House Fans: Keep or Remove?
Whole house fans have been around for years. They have started to gain popularity in recent years again due to their energy savings over A/C systems, but should you keep or remove an existing whole house fan? We run you through the pros and cons of a whole house fan. What is a whole house […]