The Importance of Duct Sealing for Your Home
Duct sealing is often overlooked when people decide to upgrade their home energy systems, but it is a critical component of the process. Air ducts create passages for conditioned air from your heating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to distribute from room to room. However, these pathways can have leaks and small gaps at their connections, which allows […]
Video: Does your home need an energy audit?
Ecotelligent Owner, Amanda Godward sits down with Tina Peterson with Real Estate One. Tina’s team is based in Livingston County and offer homes for sale in Brighton, Howell, South Lyon and the surrounding areas. In this video, Amanda and Tina discuss the value of having an energy audit and when an audit can be done. Learn about […]
Preventing Ice Dams
Why do icicles form on my house’s roof? Icicles may seem like an inevitable result of snowy weather, but they are often a warning sign of a bigger problem. Icicles form when snow begins to melt and drip off your roof, creating liquid droplets that refreeze into icicles. This commonly happens on bitterly cold yet […]
Facts about Cellulose Insulation
There are many different types of insulation, but they are not created equal. While fiberglass insulation is popular, it is a poor option for homeowners who want an eco-friendly insulation that doesn’t sacrifice on safety or energy efficiency. Cellulose insulation is a great alternative that benefits both people and the Earth. If you’re unsure of […]
Facts About Spray Foam Insulation
If you aren’t familiar with the different types of insulation, you might think all insulation is that fluffy pink fiberglass insulation that you typically see. Fiberglass insulation isn’t the only type of insulation and certainly isn’t the best option if you’re looking to be more energy efficient. Spray foam insulation is one of the best […]
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 […]