Why You Need Crawlspace Insulation
Out of sight, out of mind. The crawl space is not a place many people tend to frequent in their own home. However, it is a very important aspect of keeping your home comfortable, healthy and efficient. Crawl spaces are dark, dank and musty. Due to them being underground, crawl spaces are a natural breeding zone for moisture, dust, dirt, rodents and insects. The damage done by not properly insulating and air sealing a crawl space is likely affecting you more than you know. But, there’s still hope! Contact a representative at Ideal Home Energy if you need crawlspace and basement insulation in Denver.
Why you Should Insulate Your Basement
You should insulate your basement in Denver for one simple reason: your basement loses a ton of heat and costs you a lot of money. Insulating your basement does two things: It keeps the basement warm in winter and cool and dry in summer. Remember, a lot of moisture can build up in the summer because of all the heat and humidity. Your basement insulation, such as spray foam insulation, will control the level of moisture that builds up.
If the rooms above your crawl space often feel warmer or colder than the rest of the house, the crawl space is the likely offender. Installing crawlspace and basement insulation will lead to fewer drafts and cold spots in the rooms above, as temperature is regulated.
Improved Air Quality
We mentioned the potential that exists when dust, dirt, moisture and rodents are left to their own devices. Pollutants in your air often lead to health issues such as asthma or allergies. Fret not; the air you breathe in will be cleaner with a well-insulated crawl space. Insulation will protect the walls and ductwork to keep the bad air out.
When a duct leaks or condensation starts building in your crawl space, your HVAC equipment is forced to work harder to regulate the air in your home. This equates to an overall inefficient system and a significant loss of energy. Proper insulation like spray foam insulation, helps regulate the crawl space’s atmosphere, and offers an important opportunity to save energy in your home.
Each time a duct leaks or condensation builds in the crawl space, your HVAC equipment is forced to overcompensate, working hard to regulate the air in your home. This equates to a significant loss of energy and an overall inefficient system. Proper insulation helps regulate the crawl space’s atmosphere, and is named by Energy Star as the second largest opportunity to save energy in your home, second only to insulating attics. Contact Ideal Home Energy for crawlspace and basement insulation in Denver and schedule your appointment today!