What does it really take for you to focus on saving energy? For some people it’s not really a difficult problem, for others if they don’t save energy then they may not be able to afford to eat next week.
Home basements can be a great functional place. You might find it is a better room to store all those extras rather than the garage, or you could make it up to be a getaway for your kids or for yourself. However, often basements are rendered unusable because of water infiltration problems. We often need to find some leaking basement solutions in order to do anything in them at all.