New Year, new living space

65136H(NC) – The start of a new year is the ideal time for many homeowners to start planning projects to tackle around the home. Making 2011 the year you make your home more energy efficient is definitely one New Year’s resolution that is easy to stick to and a great place to start is your often neglected, unfinished basement.

Since heating costs typically account for the majority of homeowner’s energy bills during the cold Canadian winters, ensuring your basement walls are properly insulated will help create a more comfortable, cozy home and keep out the cold air, lowering your heating costs.

“Finishing your basement is one easy way to make your home energy efficient and help save* money from high-energy costs in the winter,” says David Flood, insulation expert at Owens Corning.  “Making sure your basement has adequate insulation will keep your home warm and comfortable, and means the basement can become a more appealing living space for the whole family once it’s finished.”

Use PINK™ FIBERGLAS® thermal batts with the INSULPINK® rigid foam insulation for your basement walls for a great way to renovate and create additional space for your whole family. Making sure your basement walls have a high R value will help lock in heat and keep out cold air and moisture, to help you save* on energy costs and reduce overall consumption. Owens Corning’s line of PINK™ insulation is made from 70*** per cent recycled content, so you’ll check off the next item on your resolution list.

Renovating your basement is an affordable and easy way to make your home energy efficient. Start planning your New Year’s resolution this year and make your basement an inviting and cozy space for the whole family.

Federal and provincial governments, as well as some energy utilities, offer funding for homeowners who complete energy-efficient renovations.

More information on grants and incentives can be found online at www.showmethegreen.ca.

More information on how to renovate your basement is available at www.owenscorning.ca

*Savings vary depending on the original amount of insulation in your home, climate, house size, air leaks and personal energy use and living habits.

** Over 70%* recycled content, based on the average recycled glass content in all Owens Corning Fiberglas s batts, rolls and unbonded loosefill insulation manufactured in Canada. The colour PINK is a registered trademark of Owens Corning ©2010 Owens Corning.  All Rights Reserved.

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Written by Canadian Home Trends

Canadian Home Trends

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