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Ecotelligent Homes can provide you with a geothermal heat pump and information on energy conservation. We can help to get your home off the grid or achieve zero net energy by pairing your energy efficiency improvements with a renewable energy solution. Our team will assess your home’s existing heating and cooling systems and the surrounding landscape to recommend the best alternative energy system for your family’s unique lifestyle.

Geothermal heat pump systems capitalize on the consistent temperature in the ground, which is always about 55 degrees Fahrenheit. These heat pumps effectively transfer heat to or from the ground, keeping your home comfortable while saving energy.


To make the most of your investment in alternative energy, Ecotelligent Homes recommends you improve the energy efficiency of your home with duct sealing and insulation prior to installing geothermal heating and cooling. Some benefits of eliminating energy waste prior to installing geothermal include:

  • If your home is more energy efficient, you can install a smaller geothermal heat pump and a smaller field to heat and cool your home.
  • While geothermal is a sexy home improvement, it can’t eliminate drafts. An energy efficiency improvement with spray foam insulation can!
  • Starting your project with a comprehensive home energy audit will not only ensure the most effective improvements are made prior to geothermal, but it will also ensure your geothermal system is sized correctly for your unique home.


Since geothermal heat pumps use the ground as a heat exchanger, it can provide extremely efficient heating and cooling to your home, which is why it is sometimes referred to as geothermal insulation. However, energy efficient furnaces are now achieving efficiencies up to 98.5%, so if your home has access to natural gas, you may be better off investing in a high-efficiency furnace than a geothermal heat pump. We have installed the industry-leading geothermal heat pump for our customers in the Heartland and Fenton area that were relying on propane and fuel oil and are now enjoying much lower utility bills.


If you have a large property, you could install a horizontal geothermal field, but you do not need to have a lot of land to install geothermal. Geothermal fields can be installed in the ground horizontally or vertically. Vertical geothermal wells can be installed in small city lots, and depending if your larger property has septic fields or well water systems, it may be simpler to install vertical wells. Your energy audit will calculate the size of field your specific home requires and we will work with you to identify the most logical location for your geothermal field.

Call 248-291-7815 to schedule your comprehensive home energy audit and plan your geothermal project.

Blog Posts

Advantages of Geothermal Energy for Homes

If you are looking to leave less of a footprint on the environment, geothermal energy, a renewable energy source, could be for you. Although not everyone may be familiar with what geothermal energy is and how it can be utilized in your home, it still offers many different benefits and advantages for you as a […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Case Studies

The Miller Family

Overview The Miller family was experiencing drastically different temperatures throughout their 1900s farmhouse home causing them to be uncomfortable and concerned with their carbon footprint. Problem The Ecotelligent Homes team started with an energy audit. During the audit, we found a lack of proper insulation in the attic, basement and walls. They also determined that […]

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Jim & Louise

Overview A historic farm house with character had drafts causing uncomfortable rooms. The house was also experiencing ice dams. Problem The Ecotelligent Homes team performed a comprehensive home energy audit to help identify the problem areas in the attic that needed improvements to eliminate uncomfortable places. Approach Our team used a combination of cellulose insulation […]

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Farmington Hills Cape Cod

Overview The owners of a Farmington Hills Cape Cod were concerned with keeping the upstairs comfortable. Problem The Ecotelligent Homes team conducted an energy audit of the Farmington Hills home that included a blower door test and an infrared camera. During our audit, we found that the recently added roof venting was allowing air to […]

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Ecotelligent Homes is a home performance contractor, which means we are a one-stop-shop and we manage the project from start to finish. We follow a three-step process when assessing and improving the comfort and energy efficiency of your home.

We can identify the source of your comfort, health and efficiency issues and present you with a solution to resolve the problem at its root.

Our licensed and insured team will install your improvements to industry-leading standards.

Our quality assurance check confirms the quality of our work and its impact on your home’s energy efficiency, comfort and health.