There are many types of insulation available for basements. Insulation can be installed in new builds as well as existing homes. Insulation will have a huge effect on the temperature of your entire home. Here are four benefits of basement insulation:
- Lower Energy Costs. Insulation acts as a barrier to the temperatures outside of your house. It keeps the cold or warm air from entering your home. This helps your heating and cooling systems to regulate the temperature without needing to constantly run. As your systems run less, your energy costs are reduced.
- Warmer Floors in the Winter. Along with keeping the air temperature in your home more consistent, basement insulation also will keep the floors in your home warm in the winter. Adding insulation to your basement will mean no more chilly floors against your bare feet.
- Consistent Indoor Temperature. Homes tend to have a more consistent temperature with basement insulation. Insulation discourages cold drafts to seep through your walls. It will make your house cozy and warm in the winter and keep it cool during the summer.
- Discourages Moisture. Insulation reduces moisture in the area where it is placed. This is a huge benefit to your home because it reduces the growth of mold, fungi, and bacteria. These are unhealthy and dangerous to you and your family. Moisture can also weaken the walls and foundation of your home. Insulation will protect your foundation from moisture as well as the thaw and freeze cycles that can have damaging effects.
If you are looking for an upgrade to your home that will make a huge difference, consider adding basement insulation. At ARC Insulation, we have been insulating homes for over 23 years. We have the experience to customize a cost-effective installation of basement insulation for your home.