Want to Save on Energy Bills? Start at the Bottom – Insulate Your Basement

insulate-basementIf your home isn’t as energy-efficient as it should be, there are many different reasons that your utility bills could be on the rise. Air leaks in ductwork, ineffective home comfort equipment and drafty windows and doors all could be potential culprits, but one area that you might not think about but could be part of the problem is your basement. Oftentimes, the basement is an overlooked area of the home, yet an area where additional insulation could provide the most benefit.

According to the Department of Energy, one of the best ways you can save money in your home and add to your living space is by adequately insulating your basement. If you are in the process of building a new home, consider exterior insulation. It will help in the following ways:

  • Reduction of heat loss through the foundation
  • Provides some protection against moisture
  • Protection of foundation during freeze-thaw cycles
  • Reduction of condensation on basement surfaces

If you live in an older home, you still can benefit from the addition of interior insulation. In an existing build, exterior insulation on the basement level is not practical – here are a few ways interior basement insulation can help:

  • Interior insulation is less expensive than exterior to install on existing homes
  • Virtually any type of insulation can be installed
  • By installing interior insulation, the threat of insect infestation is greatly minimized
  • Living space is more effectively isolated from the cooler earth

For your existing basement, preferred insulation choices include loose-fill insulation and spray foam insulation. To find out the best way to make insulation work in your basement, let the experts at Standard Insulating Co. assist you. Standard Insulating Co. is the oldest and largest insulation company in New York State’s Mohawk Valley, serving the insulation needs of people in the area since 1928. We’d love to share our experience with you. For more information basement insulation, call  (800) 738-1424  or (800) 738-1424 or email to info@standardinsulatingco.com.

About Standard Insulating Co.

Standard Insulating Co. was founded in 1928 and is now the oldest and largest insulation company in the Mohawk Valley. Using state-of-the-art technology and the Energy Smart incentive programs from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Standard Insulating can determine the causes of energy loss in your home and provide the solutions. They will also determine if a family or individual qualifies for incentives up to 50% (max. $5000) and low interest loans.

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