What does R-value Mean?
Over the years, the number of insulation options on the market has vastly grown. Add to it energy efficient standards and recommendations of each insulation type and it can be difficult to make an educated decision without becoming overwhelmed. If you have begun looking for new insulation, you might be seeing a lot of information […]
How Air Sealing & Insulation Work Together
When it comes to preparing your home for Michigan’s cold winter or hot summer, you might consider your home’s insulation and whether air sealing has been done or not. These are two important factors that directly contribute to your home’s energy performance. Improving your home’s uneven and uncomfortable temperatures can be resolved with these two […]
Whole House Fans: Keep or Remove?
Whole House Fans: Keep or Remove? Ecotelligent Homes Attic Insulation, Energy Audit Estimated reading time: 4 minutes 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 […]
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
Facts about Cellulose Insulation Ecotelligent Homes Attic Insulation, Cellulose Insulation Estimated reading time: 3 minutes 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 […]
What Type of Insulation is Best for Attics?
FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN FINDING THE BEST INSULATION FOR YOUR ATTIC Metro Detroit homes can have several different types of attics. Bungalow style attics in Royal Oak, walk up attics in Dearborn, conventional attics in West Bloomfield colonial homes, or standard attics of ranch style homes in Farmington Hills. The style of your attic and […]
When Achieving Maximum Comfort May Require You To First Remove Your Existing Attic Insulation
Can’t I add insulation on top of my existing attic insulation? If you are considering adding insulation to your attic, chances are you are experiencing some comfort concerns. Maybe your daughter’s bedroom is freezing cold in the winter or your master bedroom is too hot in the summer. Depending on the condition of your existing attic […]
Don’t Be Baffled By Baffles
Don’t Be Baffled By Baffles Ecotelligent Homes Air Sealing, Attic Insulation, Homepage feature Estimated reading time: 8 minutes Baffles are a critical component to our attic insulation process that provides multiple benefits to a difficult construction aspect. BASIC FUNCTIONS OF BAFFLES Baffles are chutes that, when installed properly, can provide a channel for air to flow from your […]