Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 by Kelsey Bullerdick
Is your basement colder in the winter more than you would like it? We once had a customer tell us that they had to put a jacket on in order to go downstairs and do the laundry in the winter. Another customer told us that their family avoided the basement at all costs because it felt like an ice box.
The solution isn't to raise the thermostat - it's insulating your basement. A huge source of heat loss can come from the rim joist around the ceiling of your basement or crawl space. You might not have even noticed because you don't have to see the daylight for there to be airflow in and out of your basement that is affecting your comfort - and your wallet.
When the heat escapes through the rim joist, it never makes its way up into your home. This causes your furnace to work overtime and isn't producing very much. Think of it this way, you have your bike set in a low gear, riding it uphill. You aren't getting that far, but you are most definitely getting worn out. Aside from the immediate costs of higher energy bills, you also have to worry about the overuse of your HVAC system because it can shorten its lifespan because of the inefficiency.
So you're spending more money in the short and long term, and you're uncomfortable and cold all at the same time? IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY! Depending on where the cold air is leaking in at, we provide crawl space insulation and crawl space sealing, as well as basement and wall insulation to eliminate cold drafts and energy waste.
Winters can already be brutal enough. Making your home and life more comfortable, you're also lowering your energy bills and saving money all by making your home more efficient. Call today to schedule your free inspection.