Monday, December 16, 2019

Improvements to Make to Your Crawl Space in 2020

One of the best ways to maximize energy efficiency at your home is to insulate your crawl space. Performing these simple maintenance tips can result in significant cost savings and is well worth the effort. Here are a few ways you can make significant improvements to your crawl space in 2020.
1. Insulate and Seal Air Ducts
Insulating your air ducts is key in maximizing energy efficiency. On the other hand, holes in your air ducts can cause unwanted hot or cold air to enter the crawl space that can easily spread to other areas of your home. Checking your air ducts and all the connections around the walls or floors is a good idea to ensure that everything is sealed properly.
2. Insulate Perimeter Walls
Insulating the perimeter walls is much more energy-efficient compared to insulating between the joists. Insulation on the walls can regulate the temperature much better and help you maintain an ideal balance between hot or cold air. Another benefit of insulating perimeter walls is that it makes it easy for contractors to access pipes between the floor joists without having to remove any insulation.
3. Use a Dehumidifier
A dehumidifier is a great way to control the climate within your crawl space. You can choose from a variety of dehumidifiers that can play an important role in regulating the temperature. A dehumidifier can also help reduce the amount of mildew or mold and create a much healthier environment.
4. Install a Vapor Barrier
The moisture in your crawl space can affect the temperature and humidity in the rest of your home, which can then cause your HVAC system to work harder to reach your desired temperature. A vapor barrier prevents your crawl space from becoming damp, which, in turn, prevents problems that occur due to excess moisture, such as chilly floors, rot, mold, and mildew.
Improving your crawl space a great way to reduce costs and improve energy efficiency within your home. At Greenpro Cleaning & Restoration, our experienced professionals can help remove debris and any sources of moisture in the crawl space of your home or commercial business.
Contact us today to learn more about the many benefits of improving your crawl space!

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