How To Save Money And Energy In Your Basement
The basement can be a source of energy and money loss if it is not cared for properly. It’s time to start paying attention! We, at Toledo Basement Repair, know that many things can be done to improve the basement to make it a more useful space. Plus, when you decide that it’s time for your house to be more energy-efficient, we’ll be happy to inspect your basement and fix what we can down there before you start the decorating phase. Below are a few of the things you need to think about to improve your basement.
Check The Windows In The Basement
If the windows are letting in cold air in the winter months and warm air in the summer, then you will be paying more money for your heating and air conditioning. You need to have the windows checked to see if there are cracks around them and ensure they are properly sealed. You can get them replaced if they are older, knowing that the new windows will pay for themselves in the end.
Make Sure It Is Insulated
If you have never finished your basement, then now is the right time to get that done. Get good insulation put in to keep the basement at the right temperature and help you save energy. There won’t be the risk of air leaks when you have insulation put around the walls.
Get the Right Lighting In The Basement
The basement might be very dark without any lights on, and you might want to have the brightest lights possible because of that. The brighter the lights, though, the more you may be paying for energy. You need to find the most energy-efficient lights to make the basement feel bright enough while saving money. Or, better yet, look into having an egress window installed for more natural light.
Fix Any Holes And Other Repair Issues
If there are any cracks or holes in the walls or ceiling in the basement, then you will want to get them repaired. You can have us help find all the repairs that need to be made and get them fixed quickly. You can stop worrying about losing energy once the holes have been repaired.
Check Out the Air Ducts
You need to check everything in the basement to make sure that air isn’t coming in or out where it shouldn’t be, and you need to check the air ducts specifically to make sure that they are insulated. You can have them sealed or insulated if they haven’t been taken care of yet, and you will start to save a lot of energy in the basement when you have that done. A simple repair like this won’t take long but will make a big difference.
You should have every part of the basement checked often to see that everything is going well in there. So call us TODAY! We can help you feel better about the energy efficiency of your home when you use our services.