Dow Chemical: DIY Solutions To Reduce Energy Consumption At Home

Utility bills are typically the highest bill for homeowners right behind the mortgage payment. Reducing utility usage; a homes’ energy consumption; helps conserve natural resources and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

Dow Building Solutions shares with viewers some money saving DIY energy-efficiency solutions.

Creating a more energy efficient home is the focus of Designing Spaces Think Green series—as well as for special guest Dow Building Solutions! Dow Building Solutions shares with viewers some money saving Do It Yourself (DIY) energy-efficiency solutions.

With freezing temperatures sweeping across North America this January, homeowners are reminded more than ever of the rising costs of utilities.  Dow Building Solutions Residential Market Manager, John Hammer, talks about a variety of ways to reduce energy consumption and improve home comfort.

Who’d ever think that insulating a basement could be an easy DIY project? John shows viewers a way to do the project that doesn’t call for a contractor—AND it’s easy!  John says, “Homeowners can typically save up to 20 percent of heating and cooling costs by air sealing and adding insulation in cost-effective locations.” Hammer adds, “Research has also shown that un-insulated basements are responsible for up to 25 percent of a home’s energy loss. Sealing and insulating your basement is a big step toward reducing your utility bills.”

Even if you’re living in an existing home with a basement that’s under-insulated or not insulated, you can make a moisture-resistant, insulated wall by using STYROFOAM™ Brand WALLMATE™ Insulation and GREAT STUFF™ Insulating Foam Sealant.  You can lower your energy bills, make your home more comfortable and protect your investment in your house.

Dow Building Solutions gives out great advice from energy-saving tips – to insulating and sealing.

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