This is the question I asked when I went to turn my basement. Obviously, the answer came back as a yes. The cellar specialist told me that without cellar insulation I'm taking a risk here is.
The offender that likes to sneak into basements is mold. If you're not careful, this little bugger would find its way. The energy loss by not needing insulation, associated would mean a whole lot of money.
I did argue somewhat, I am a cheapskate by nature and the notion of adding expenses into our project. I gave the professional and my husband he'd hired to assist us rather a time that was challenging. Oh, they enjoyed it.
We ended up getting forking out the dough to get the basement insulation put in. I did it mainly to keep my husband from giving me that 'look.' However, the professional showed me a few things that really made me think.
He took one of those outlets out in among our basement's area. The interior of the fixture was damp. He showed a few areas to me. Those were moist. After that, I stopped arguing and our cellar insulation was installed by him.
He advised us that basement insulation slows the motion of heat in the basement. It slows it down while it does not keep the heat from having the ability to move, and this makes the cellar less and warmer moist. I still was not completely convinced, and I kept thinking to myself, "Sure buddy." Then I'd smile and nod.