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Whole House Fan: Keep or Remove?

Growing up or living in Michigan, you’ve likely heard the term “Michigan basement.” But … do you know what it means? In this article, we’ll break it down: What is a Michigan basement, and how can you make the most of the basement you have.

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What is a Michigan Basement?

Growing up or living in Michigan, you’ve likely heard the term “Michigan basement.” But … do you know what it means? In this article, we’ll break it down: What is a Michigan basement, and how can you make the most of the basement you have.

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How to Avoid a Space Heater Fire: Safety Tips + Alternatives

Heating equipment is one of the top causes of house fires in the US, especially during the cold months. Here we review the top tips to use space heaters safely and the best options to keep your home warm and cozy without space heaters.

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How to Interpret Uneven Snow Melt on Roof

A patchy or uneven layer of snow on your roof means that you don’t have enough insulation in your attic, and you also most likely have air leaks that allow warm air from your home to enter the attic, warming the underside of your roof and melting the snow.

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Why Is My Upstairs So Hot?

This may hit home: In the summer, your rooms upstairs get way hotter than the rest of the house, even with the air conditioner running. Then winter comes, and the upstairs temperature drops by five to ten degrees compared to the main floor. More than almost anything else, our clients tell us about temperature swings […]

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Home Insulation Health Hazards

Home Insulation Health Hazards Ecotelligent Homes Cellulose Insulation, Insulation, Spray Foam Insulation Estimated reading time: 6 minutes 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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