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Reducing Your Home’s Environmental Impact

When it comes to reducing our carbon footprint, many of us think about driving less and recycling more. But have you thought about how much energy the home you live in uses? If you’re curious, calculate your home’s emissions using this carbon footprint calculator. On average, a home in Michigan uses 3,948kW of energy a […]

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Ecotelligent Homes is proud to be a Healthy Homes Evaluator

Ecotelligent Homes recently received their certification as a Healthy Homes Evaluator (HHE). We are the only Metro Detroit energy auditor to have the Healthy Homes Evaluator Certification. The certification is through Building Performance Institute Inc. in partnership with Green & Healthy Homes Initiative.   What is a Healthy Homes Evaluator? A Healthy Home Evaluator includes […]

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Benefits of Replacing Old Insulation

Have you ever replaced the insulation in your home? Insulation is a crucial component of your home. It is also one item you might not think to replace as it does not have to be done very often. In this blog post, we will help you determine if your insulation needs to be replaced as […]

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How much does spray foam insulation for a basement cost?

Getting tired of cold floors and uncomfortable temperatures when you walk from room to room in your house? It might be time for you to take a look at your basement insulation to see if it could be a reason why your feet are always cold in the winter. As insulation has evolved over the […]

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What’s the Difference Between Crawl Space Encapsulation & Insulation?

You may come across the question of whether you need to insulate or encapsulate your crawl space. Don’t worry if you don’t know the difference as you are in the same boat as many other homeowners. Crawl spaces are in many homes and it’s important as a homeowner to keep these spaces safe and protected. […]

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Guest Blog: The Benefits of Proper Insulation for your Heater & Air Conditioner

Having an HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning) system professionally installed in your home can do wonders for your comfort and quality of life. But what many people don’t consider when it comes to HVAC systems is proper insulation. Insulation for your heater and air conditioner should never be an after-thought, and we’re going to show […]

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Signs You Need to Update Your Home Insulation

Insulation is one of the best home investments that can help reduce your energy use. However, knowing when the right time is to update your home insulation can be a little tricky. Dirt, water, and dust can build up over time and contribute to the decline of your insulation’s effectiveness. To keep your energy efficiency […]

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The Effects of Indoor Air Quality on Allergies

Your home’s air quality can have a significant impact on your allergies whether you see it or not. Every day we breathe in air, indoors and outdoors, that can contain allergens and other contaminants that affect allergies. The good thing about indoor air is that there is a certain extent of control you have over […]

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Why Women Should Consider a Job in Skilled Trades

No longer do we live in a world where men are only found working in skilled trades. However, many people have the perception of thinking about big bulky men on construction sites getting dirty when skilled trades come to mind. This is really far from the reality of the skilled trades industry as it is […]

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Added Benefits of Spray Foaming Basement Rim Joists

If you are beginning to feel drafts along your floors, it might be time to look into properly insulating your basement rim joists. Typically, rim joists are left uninsulated especially if you live in an older Michigan home. By insulating these basement rim joists with closed cell spray foam, you can eliminate the unwanted drafts […]

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