Crawl Space Improvements to Help Home Efficiency
You might not give a lot of thought to your crawlspace, but is it actually one of the most important aspects of your home. A poorly maintained crawl space can cause energy loss throughout the year and collect moisture that can attract pests and encourage mold to grow. Improving your crawl space will create a healthier, more comfortable home while also reducing utility and energy costs.
Repair Duct Work
From plumbing to heating, many of the vital infrastructures that keep your home running are housed in the crawl space. A poorly sealed or broken duct can mean that air is being released into the crawl space without ever making it into the home. Take the time to inspect and repair duct work and seal connections. It is also a good idea to use insulated products to wrap the ducts so that they can more easily maintain an ideal temperature.
Improve Crawl Space Doors and Openings
It is all too common for homeowners to simply place a piece of plywood over the opening to the crawl space. Without a tight seal, outside air can enter the crawl space, which means your HVAC system has to work even harder to maintain temperatures. Make sure that your crawl space has a tight fitting door with insulation for weather stripping for a tight seal and better energy efficiency.
Foam insulation is a simple way to regulate temperatures and moisture in your crawl space. This type of insulation is easy to install and moisture resistant so you can fight mold and deter pests. In addition, you will still be able to access ducts, plumbing and wiring to make repairs and upgrades.
Invest in a Dehumidifier
For the absolute best in crawl space moisture and temperature control, consider investing in a dehumidifier. This appliance will help regulate temperatures while also removing moisture from the air. Dehumidifiers come with a thermostat so that they will only turn on when needed, for maximum efficiency. Be sure to work with a professional to find the best humidifier to fit your home and the weather conditions in your area.
At Capital Pest Services, we work with homeowners through Raleigh and the Triangle to create energy efficient crawl spaces that reduce moisture and prevent pests. Call today to learn more about our services and how we can help you improve your crawl space today.
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