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 […]
The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Insulation
A home that is not well-insulated is uncomfortable and can cause families to experience several unpleasant things — temperature fluctuations throughout the house, high energy bills, chilly floors, icy drafts, and pests making a frequent appearance. If this sounds familiar, consider upgrading the insulation in your home for improved comfort and energy savings. While […]
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 […]