The basement is the place to be this summer [VIDEO]
If you think your air conditioner isn't making a major impact on your utility bill, think again. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and air conditioning account for nearly half of all energy costs in the U.S. each month. So what's the solution?
You don't want to go without your AC and spend the summer sweltering, but you also want to have a reasonable utility bill. One solution is to hire a licensed insulation contractor from Icynene who can install spray foam insulation that can help seal cracks in your home, keeping cold air in and warm air out throughout the summer. In fact, you can cut your cooling bills by up to 50%^ with Icynene spray foam insulation.
Another thing you may want to consider is spending more time in your basement. If you have a finished, insulated basement, this should be your go-to place to hang out in the summer, since it's likely to be considerably cooler than the upper levels of your home.
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^ Savings vary. Find out why in the seller's fact sheet on R-values. Higher R-values mean greater insulating power.