How Crawl Space Encapsulation Saves You Money
- June 30, 2017
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If your home has a crawl space, you could be wasting money on your electric bill without even realizing it. Your crawl space can have a big impact on the temperature of your home, especially during hot summers and frigid winters. Luckily, crawl space encapsulation is the perfect solution to help you save money on your energy expenses and ensure your family is comfortable.
Crawl space encapsulation creates a conditioned space under your home. Once the crawl space is properly waterproofed, insulation and vapor barriers are professionally installed to cover the walls and floor of your crawl space. Any open vents to the outside are sealed and controlled ventilation is set up to discourage musty, stagnant air.
Open vents, porous walls, and cracks in the foundation of your crawl space all contribute to high heating or cooling costs. In summer months, warm, humid air from outside can enter crawl spaces that are not conditioned. That warm air rises into the rest of your home and causes you to turn on your air conditioner.
During winter, you are faced with a similar problem. Without an encapsulation system in place, cool air in your crawl space causes cold floors and replaces the heat in your living space, leaving you and your family uncomfortable.
This movement and replacement of air leads to having a furnace or air conditioner that is overworked trying to reheat or cool down rooms, resulting in increased energy bills. The best way to avoid those extra heating and cooling costs is to install a crawl space encapsulation system.
Another money-saving benefit of encapsulating your crawl space is moisture prevention. When humid air enters the crawl space from outside, especially during summer, it cools down and creates condensation. This moisture can lead to musty smells, mold or mildew issues, and, if severe, damage to the home itself or any appliances installed in the crawl space. Fixing these problems can be very costly!
Value Dry has over 10 years experience in crawl space encapsulation. If you have any questions about our process or would like to schedule a consultation for your home, contact us today!