Reasons To Insulate Your Crawl Space Your crawl spaces are another important area for proper insulation of your house/property and should not be overlooked. We will wok to ensure that like other parts of your home, your crawl spaces won't lead to unnecessary heat/cooling seeping in, or other issues that can arise from poorly insulated crawl spaces. The benefits to insulating crawl spaces are very similar to other areas of the home, but we still took the liberty of outlining them below.
Crawl space are frequently disregarded, which can have a number of negative consequences for your property. Crawl spaces can become catchalls for a variety of things if they aren't checked and maintained on a regular basis. -Allergens that invade the home and make there way through the forced air system . -Pests such as rats and mice -Infestations of mold and mildew that degrade indoor air quality and may jeopardize structural components
While those are some important risks of not insulating your crawl spaces, here are some potential benefits of success crawl space insulation.
Crawl Space Insulation Is A Cost-Effective Home Improvement Project
People often avoid crawl spaces beneath their houses because they are gloomy, enclosed, and cobwebby, which reminds them of childhood nightmares. However, crawl spaces are important as they take up the layer between the ground and your first floor, therefore they should never be left unmanaged or uninsulated.
Crawl space insulation, or the replacement of old, outdated, and insufficient insulation, is a simple home repair project that pays for itself in five ways.
You'll save money Installing insulation in your crawl spaces is a low-cost home repair that will save you money for the rest of your life. Every year following that, you'll see a decrease in your heating and cooling bills since conditioned air will be more likely to stay put between your walls, keeping the temperature more stable (more on that below).
You'll save energy The amount of energy required to heat and cool your home is reduced the more sealed and insulated your home is. While most people are focused on the financial benefits, we want to remind them that the same 20% reduction in heating/cooling costs as a result of upgraded insulation also equates to a 20% reduction in energy use. That's a win-win situation for both you and the planet.
Improved whole-house comfort is made significantly easier You'll notice an immediate improvement in whole-home comfort once you've upgraded the insulation in your crawl space especially during peak hot and cold months. The rooms above a poorly insulated crawl space are frequently warmer or cooler than the rest of the home. This is a sure symptom of poor or missing insulation.
It's also a solid sign that you're overpaying for your heating and cooling. Rooms that are hotter or colder than others have an impact on the interior temperature of the house, forcing the HVAC to work harder to compensate. Finally, appropriate insulation improves the ease of whole-house comfort, regardless of which room you're in.
Moisture in your crawl spaces will be reduced by insulating them. If your crawl spaces aren't properly sealed and insulated, there's a considerable possibility you'll find mold or mildew in the crawl space and other dark, closed-off areas like closets or the attic.
Mold spores can be hazardous and a mild irritant, causing allergies, asthma, respiratory problems, and immune system weakness.
Help make the air quality of your home better Most people are so concerned about outdoor air pollution that they overlook the quality of the air inside their homes. Insulation can help prevent these outside pollutants and allergens from making their way inside your home, helping to improve the air you breathe. It also helps prevent moisture, mold and mildew from building up as mentioned above.
If you have unresolved rodent problems, the harmful particulates that become airborne from rodents' urine and feces may make indoor air quality much worse. Cleaning your crawl space and getting rid of any existing pests, as well as installing a moisture barrier and proper insulation, will help to improve interior humidity levels and air quality.
Crawl spaces are often a very important part of the home so don't forget to make sure your insulation contractor assesses that part of the home-- if you choose us, we will remind you anyways.