Published on : 24 June 20203 min reading time
Want to save on your heating bills? Insulating your home is a very effective solution to limit heat loss. But why do you need to insulate the basement? And what are the different ways to do it?
Insulating the basement: what are the advantages?
Even though basement insulation work can be quite expensive, this option can bring many benefits to the occupants. First of all, basement insulation reduces heating needs. Obviously, when there is less energy loss in the home, the use of heating equipment is limited. This can therefore save you up to 10% on your energy costs. And when you minimise your energy needs, you contribute to the preservation of environmental resources. It also helps to combat moisture rising from the basement. But for greater efficiency, you should opt for materials that are resistant to moisture. Similarly, the thermal insulation of your basement will also allow you to boost the living area. This way, you can create other living spaces.
In addition, it also contributes to improving your interior comfort and reducing noise pollution. In addition, basement insulation entitles you to a tax credit of 30% calculated on the basis of the cost of labour and materials. You can also claim an energy bonus with which you can reimburse part or all of your work, or obtain subsidies from the ANAH or the eco PTZ. Finally, a well-designed basement increases the market value and attractiveness of a residence!
But how to properly insulate the basement
When considering insulating your home, it is very important to insulate the floor, walls and ceilings for optimal results. However, the techniques chosen depend largely on the reasons for the insulation and the condition of the premises. And the work often requires a large investment, unless you qualify for free floor insulation.
Ceiling insulation is essential to improve comfort in the home, but also to save energy. Indeed, by tackling the ceiling, you limit energy loss and eliminate some of the thermal bridges. The choice of insulation depends on your budget and the aesthetics you are looking for. Extruded polystyrene insulation is more accessible and the easiest to install.
Wall insulation is essential if you want to create one or more living spaces. The goal here is to have new, pleasant and cosy rooms. Make sure to work on the finish for a perfect result! If the basement is not buried, opt for classic insulation. But to limit capillary rise, adopt a water-repellent treatment before installing insulation.
Energy losses from the ground can represent up to 10% of the heat of the home. Insulating the floor or floor insulation is therefore a compulsory step, even in the case of a basement. Are you short of resources? It is possible to insulate your floor free of charge thanks to numerous aids. So, why not take advantage of it to improve your living comfort?
But how much do you need to spend on basement insulation?
The cost of basement insulation work is evaluated in square metres including all taxes and varies according to the scope of the work, the materials required (the types of insulation chosen), the accessibility of the premises and the condition of the basement. Similarly, each service provider may offer different rates for the same service. To be fixed, don’t hesitate to ask for a quick quote online!