Put an end to cold floors and high heating costs with floor insulation installed by Dr. Energy Saver
Dr. Energy Saver owner Larry Janesky explains how to best insulate cold floors in the home.
It's a problem in many houses during the heating season: The air temperature in the room is comfortable, but the floors are cold. When your floor isn't properly insulated, even a "warm" room can feel chilly because your feet are cold.
Dr. Energy Saver can help you eliminate cold floors in your home -- matter where in the house they are. We offer a variety of insulation solutions designed to make your home more comfortable and help you save money on your heating bills. Call us today to get started with an estimate!
The type of floor insulation we recommend depends on where the floor is located. Here's how we solve a variety of floor insulation problems in the home.
Floor above a garage: If you have a living space above the garage, we use blown-in insulation to fill the space between the floor joists. Dense-pack cellulose is often the best solution if the garage ceiling is finished with gypsum board.
Floor above the basement: The first priority here is to air-seal and insulate the rim joist. This can be done with 2-part spray foam or with a combination of rigid foam insulation and spray foam. Rigid foam wall insulation may also be recommended.
Basement floor insulation: Avoid wood subflooring when insulating a basement floor to avoid problems with mold and moisture damage. Instead, use specialized subflooring called ThermalDry® Insulated Floor Decking™, made from waterproof rigid foam and composite board. THis provides a thermal break for the floor and supports any finished flooring you want to put on top of it.
Floor above a crawl space: If you have cold floors above the crawl space, crawl space encapsulation is recommened. This strategy includes rim joist sealing and insulation as well as sealing vents and crawl space doors. In northern states, rigid foam wall insulation should also be installed.
Floor above a cantilever: The cantilevered floor area created by an upper floor overhang usually requires an insulation upgrade. Temporarily removing the soffit material covering the underside of the cantilever provides access to the joist bays so they can be sealed and insulated. Blown-in insulation is usually the material of choice for these spaces.
Enjoy warm floors in your home this winter with Dr. Energy Saver
Missing or inadequate floor insulation can make any room uncomfortable, while also increasing your heating costs. Fortunately, you don't have to put up with these problems. Having your floor insulated by Dr. Energy Saver will improve your comfort and lower your utility bills. Contact your local dealer and schedule a home inspection and insulation installation today!