An unsealed basement can be a major contributor to home heat loss. This overview takes a look at a typical basement and targets the main sources of potential heat loss.
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A home energy audit is a vital first step in the process of making a home more energy efficient. This video follows one professional energy auditor as he uses the latest technology to scour a home for potential areas of energy loss.
Using spray foam insulation is an effective way to seal up a basement to improve the home’s overall energy efficiency. This video will demonstrate the proper steps and techniques to effectively apply foam insulation in a basement energy upgrade project.
Basement windows are often a source of heat loss in a home. Follow the steps in this video to address the issue in your home.
All the outlets on the exterior walls of the home can contribute to higher heating and cooling bills. The steps in this video show how to properly insulate each outlet to maximize the home’s energy efficiency.
Baseboard heaters are heat and cooling loss culprits if left unsealed. Proper sealing requires little in the way of materials, but there are a few steps to take to access the units correctly.
Believe it or not, exterior walls can require sealing, too, especially in older homes. This is a straight-forward DIY job that can be completed in an afternoon.
One way to seal up a basement to improve a home’s energy efficiency is to use Rigid Foam Insulation. Follow these steps to ensure correct installation and a proper fit.