Insulating Basement?

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edward17
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As it starts to get cold outside, the foyer and kitchen floor (tiled floor and even other areas of the floor with hardwood) of my house is really cold. I can have the heat running at 70 degrees but the floor itself stays cold. Is it worthwhile to insulate the ceiling joists of my basement? Would this help? My basement is mostly above ground (I have full windows in basement) so I suspect the basement gets colder than a normal bsement. Or should I look into chaulking/spray foaming the area where the house sits on the cinder blocks, there's already insulation in those areas, not sure how well it's sealed though. Thank you for your help.