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 […]
Ecotelligent Homes is Now A Pearl Advantage Contactor
Ecotelligent Homes is proud to announce that our company is now a certified Pearl Advantage Contractor. We are also the first contractor in Metro Detroit to receive this certification. Pearl Advantage looks for quality contractors with professional training, great customer reviews, and superior quality control to certify your home. Pearl chooses only the top contractors in the […]
Open vs. Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation
As a homeowner, it’s important to know a thing or two about insulation and what type of insulation is right for your home. Insulation helps slow down heat movement or heat transfer in a home. In cold environments, like Michigan, it helps keep the heat inside your home by slowing how quickly your home loses […]
Recently Purchased a Home? You Need a Home Energy Audit
If you’ve recently purchased a home, having your home audited is an extremely important step to take to ensure it is energy efficient, comfortable, and safe. Depending on the results, it can provide peace of mind or help you catch and correct problems early on. According to the Department of Energy, you can save between 5 […]
Guest Blog: What Makes an Air Conditioner System Lasts Longer
Air conditioning systems are an investment in energy efficiency. By and large, most systems last from 10 to 15 years. There are some steps you can do to ensure that your air conditioner system lasts longer so you get the most out of the money and enjoy a comfortable home for years to come. Get […]