Homes are becoming more energy efficient due to advancements in building materials. One of these materials, insulation, is being used in ways that optimize its ability to keep out moisture and reduce heat loss. A lot of times the foundation is neglected when the home is insulated, but it should always be included in a home energy savings plan.
When you have a full basement, crawl space or slab on grade home, your home’s energy efficiency can be greatly increased by foundation insulation. For instance, on a full basement, up to 50% of a home’s heat loss can occur through an un-insulated foundation.
Having an insulated foundation not only reduces heating costs, but i can reduce moisture issues, increase comfort and turn a basement into a livable area. It is a commonly forgotten piece of a functional house, although it can be installed with some effort and improve your home’s overall performance.
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