Serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 by Eric Golban
Everybody loves to save money. Who wouldn’t want a few extra dollars in their pocket each month? Our team at Healthy Basement Systems has four simple, yet effective, tips on how you can lower your monthly utility bills. Keep in mind many of these are sound investments, because the money you save with these services will actually end up paying for itself in the long run. Without further ado let’s begin:
Tip #1: Insulation
Insulation is an energy-efficient alternative that pays for itself over time. No longer do you have to fuss over the thermostat. Insulation will keep your home warm and cozy during the cold New York winters; on the flip side, it will keep your house nice and cool on hot summer days. It stops annoying drafts, uncomfortable temperatures in different rooms, and as an added bonus, it is great for the environment. Insulation gives you all of these great perks and it also saves you money on your bills, instantly. Insulating does all this by keeping the air in your rooms, allowing it to heat up or cool down faster than normal. Overall, insulating your home is a great way to lower your monthly heating/cooling costs.
Tip #2: Encapsulate your Crawlspace
Crawlspaces are often overlooked and ignored in most households. While homeowners may think nothing of these areas, this usually leads to problems within the home. One of the problems of an unattended crawlspace is that it will cause air leakage, which always will lead to energy loss. This loss of energy inevitably leads to higher utility bills. Another issue is the cold floors that can affect the rest of the home and make living uncomfortable. If your crawl space is cold, then that cold air can permeate through the floors above, causing your heating system to work in overdrive. Sealing off or insulating your crawl space is an effective and cheaper alternative that will not only lower costs and stop uncomfortable floors, but also has other added benefits, such as preventing mold growth from that area and creating an overall healthier living environment for you and your family. Luckily, Healthy Basement Systems uses more than 30 patented products all designed to protect and encapsulate your crawlspace.
Tip #3: Dehumidification
Dehumidification is an important precautionary measure to ensure overall health of both your home and yourself. Dehumidifiers prevent excess moisture from infiltrating the air in your home which is what causes mold and mildew growth, along with horrid odors. Not only is this bad for the home, but it can cause health problems for you as well. Mold spores in the air you breathe are directly linked to causing asthma and can provoke and worsen allergies. Our Sanidry Sedona dehumidifier is more powerful and energy efficient than anything else on the market. Despite being more energy efficient, it actually costs less than other dehumidifiers and prevents dampness and weird smells while aggressively drying and filtering. The best part is all you have to do is set it and the Sanidry Sedona will do the rest, making it extremely hassle-free. Investing in a dehumidifier will help you to prevent mold from becoming a part of your home as well as avoid constant trips to the doctor for allergy medications.
Tip #4: Finish your Basement
Finishing your basement is financially beneficial for numerous reasons. First and most important, it provides you with an overall healthier living environment. In addition to that, a finished basement will bring up the value of your home, making it more attractive for potential buyers as well as any guests you have over. ZenWall wall panels will give your basement a more finished, defined, and cleaner look. As far as for utility costs, a finished basement will save you money on heating and cooling bills. This is because our wall panels create a heat-reflective vapor barrier on the walls which is extremely energy efficient. In addition, our wall panels also give insulation to your basement, which we already addressed the many benefits you can reap from insulation. Our basement flooring solutions also help to insulate your basement from the floor up.
All of these products and services will save you money both instantaneously and long-term on your monthly utility bills as well as other outside cost factors. In addition to this, these products and services are highly recommended by us at Healthy Basement Systems to give you a healthier home that you will be happy about living in and by extension, a healthier you. Whether it is insulating, dehumidifying, or something else, we have the most energy efficient, top of the line patented products to ensure quality service and guaranteed satisfaction.