Attics, Basements, Garages


Attics, Basements, Garages

Attics, basements, garages, crawl spaces, and porches can have a tremendous impact on whether your home is too hot, too cold, too damp—or too expensive to operate.

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Crawl Spaces 1 Reply

If your house has a raised floor and no basement, the crawl space is the area between the floor framing and the ground below. This space can be either vented (the most common practice until recently)…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver. Last reply by Adam Gloss May 29, 2013.

Do Today/Do Later

Projects you can do today:Check for air leaks between surrounding spaces and conditioned spaces.Pay for a couple of hours of a building professional’s time to get a better sense of what your project…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver Feb 15, 2013.


Being underground, basements tend to be damp. Whether or not you plan to convert your basement to a living space, it’s crucial to identify and resolve all moisture problems. Moisture can damage…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver Feb 15, 2013.


If you don’t plan to convert your garage to living space, look carefully at the boundaries between house and attached garage, and between garage and outdoors. Good air sealing and insulation between…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver Feb 15, 2013.


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