There’s nothing like a change in the weather to make people think about saving money with improved insulation. Whether you are trying to keep the heat in or force it out, improved crawl space insulation can actually make quite a difference. If you have a crawl space under your home, it will either be ventilated or unventilated. Chances are it will be ventilated, as most building codes require such to decrease problems with moisture. However, there is also the train of thought that says it is better to not ventilate the crawl space (as long as there are proper exterior draining techniques) as it’s difficult to keep it warm in the winter and dehumidify it in the summer. Whether it is ventilated or not will determine the crawl space insulation techniques you use, but either way the benefits are noticeable.
The most obvious benefit is the money you save keeping your furnace running. You will most definitely recoup the money you spent on crawl space insulation over time. Stopping heat from escaping through your crawl space can save a lot of money. It can also help preserve your heating and cooling system, as any attempt to decrease its use will greatly increase its overall longevity and efficiency. Crawl space insulation, along with the rest of your insulation, can save the life of your system. Insulation in your crawl space also helps decrease the amount of allergens and irritants that get into your ventilation systems, thus improving the overall air quality in your home. For help in proper crawl space insulation, be it in your ventilated or unventilated crawl space, contact us at Polk County Insulation. We love helping you save money and increase the comfort of your home. If you are noticing higher energy bills and colder feet (and who likes cold feet?) contact us today at Polk County Insulation.