Are there any negative effects from insulating a basement ceiling?
I have an unfinished basement, with a family member living in a make-shift room.
In my efforts to retain heat in his area I put up some insulation above him (with a few other things). He swears that it has helped drastically.
The unexpected benefit was the floor above him, is warmer (so my wife says). I'm just happy that some of the noise he makes stays in the basement.
So my expectations for insulation the basement ceiling, maybe a warmer main floor... and some sound proofing.
Why I'm asking
I started googling around and some articles said insulating the basement ceiling could potentially cause moisture/plumbing problems. Others said that it wouldn't hurt, but don't expect much of a return on the investment. One even said don't insulate both the ceiling and the walls....
Its divided into two different sides, one side is the living room and kitchen, the other part of the house has the bedrooms and bathrooms. The overall shape is an "L" The basement is 100% unfinished, there are two heating vents down there that I leave open... but other than that its just bare concrete walls. I don't know if this makes a difference but figured more information can't hurt.