We can help to get your home off the grid or achieve zero net energy by pairing your energy efficiency improvements with a top-quality solar energy system for homes. We will assess your home’s orientation and surrounding landscape to recommend the best alternative energy system for your family’s unique lifestyle. If you’re looking for a way to integrate solar energy in Metro Detroit, we can help you install solar panels to improve efficiency just like other eco-friendly Metro-Detroiters.
EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS BEFORE RENEWABLE ENERGY
To make the most of your investment in alternative energy, Ecotelligent Homes will provide you with information on energy conservation, including recommendations for improving the energy efficiency of your home with air sealing and insulation prior to installing solar energy. Some benefits of eliminating energy waste prior to installing solar panels for your home include:
- If your home is more energy-efficient, you will need a smaller solar array to power your home, or better yet it can allow you to sell a larger amount of energy back to the utility company.
- While solar panels are sexy, they can’t eliminate drafts or improve the comfort of your home like energy efficiency improvements can.
- Starting your project with a comprehensive home energy audit will not only ensure the most effective improvements are made prior to solar, it will also ensure your home’s indoor air quality is safe.
DO SOLAR PANELS WORK IN METRO DETROIT?
Not only do solar panels perform well in Metro Detroit, but our cooler climate can also help the photovoltaic cells to convert the sun’s rays into electricity more efficiently. We have worked on Metro Detroit area homes with solar energy in Superior Township and Novi and installed solar panels on the Wyandotte Community Library. Additionally, we are working on a deep energy retrofit project using solar panels in Ann Arbor.
IS IT TRUE THAT CITIES & NEIGHBORHOODS HAVE LIMITS ON SOLAR PANELS?
Yes. Some cities and neighborhoods throughout Metro Detroit have restrictions on the visibility of the solar panels. After we complete your home energy audit and ensure that solar energy is the next logical step for your home, we will help you navigate the local rules and laws.
Call us at 248-291-7815 to schedule your comprehensive home energy audit and plan your solar energy project.
Guest Blog: How to Harness Solar Power for An Energy-Efficient Home
The world is facing a climate crisis, and one of the most critical steps we can take to address it is to transition to renewable energy sources. Solar power, in particular, has become an increasingly popular and accessible choice for homeowners looking to reduce their carbon footprint and save money on electricity costs. Installing solar […]
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. […]
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 […]
Robert & Tina
Overview Robert & Tina’s home has been in the family for generations. As the house aged, they noticed the temperature in the home becoming uncomfortable. Problem During a comprehensive energy audit, the Ecotelligent staff discovered a unique type of asbestos that only trained professionals would be able to notice. Approach Ecotelligent Homes utilized a partnership […]
Robert & Jean
Overview Robert & Jean contacted us to do an energy audit on their recently purchased home because they were impressed with the work we did on their previous home. Problem The comprehensive energy audit reviled low insulation levels, just like Robert had suspected. During the audit, it was also discovered that parts of the attic […]
Craig & Lisa
Overview Craig and Lisa noticed a difference in temperatures throughout the newly renovated home they purchased in West Bloomfield. Problem The Ecotelligent team started with a comprehensive energy audit. From the audit, the team discovered potential mold in the attic and insufficient insulation in the basement rim joists. Approach Duct sealing was done at the […]
THE ECOTELLIGENT DIFFERENCE
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.