Taking on Scary Basements

Some tricks and treats to help make home energy costs less spooky this Halloween season.

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Energy Saver Update


October 28, 2021

Taking on Scary Basements

View up the stairs from a dark basement

There might be energy monsters below your house–gobbling up as much as one quarter of your home’s annual energy use.  What are these monsters?  While you won’t find them in every home across the country, basements are often neglected and unused spaces. They can harbor air and/or water leaks, and depending on where you live, they can be susceptible to dampness, humidity or mold. 

But don’t let that basement scare you. Visit the Energy Saver Blog to learn about improvements you–or a qualified contractor–can do to help make your basement an efficient, comfortable, and inviting space.

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