What You Should Know About a Blower Door Test
A drafty home is an uncomfortable home. Undesirable cold air enters your home in the dead of the winter and cool air from a high-efficiency air conditioner can escape during the hot summer. Not only is this uncomfortable, but it can also lead to energy waste and cause higher energy bills. Conducting a blower door […]
Ecotelligent’s Project Highlighted Nationally by U.S. Department of Energy
Ecotelligent Homes’ recent project was highlighted by the U.S. Department of Energy and their Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. The DOE operates programs in all 50 states, so it was a great honor to have them recognize one of our happy clients. Ecotelligent Homes is a top-performing contractor in Consumers Energy’s Home Performance with […]
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 […]
Why is my House Drafty?
Living in a home that is drafty can be very uncomfortable for you and everyone in your household. A drafty house can be problematic year-round as cold air can be let in during the winter and hot air let in during the summer. Getting to the root of this problem can sometimes take some digging, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Can I Get an Energy Audit in Warmer Weather?
With summer quickly approaching, homeowners in the Metro Detroit area are trying to find ways to stay comfortable during the heat. The best way to determine what your home needs is with a Comprehensive Home Energy Audit. WHAT IS AN ENERGY AUDIT & WHY SHOULD I GET ONE? Just like a visit to the doctor, an […]