Have you ever adjusted your thermostat setting to heat, but noticed that the floors in certain rooms of your home are still cold to the touch? It is likely that this problem is due to an under-insulated crawl space. A crawl space is a small area, similar to a basement, that promotes air circulation through your home while also serving as an efficient way to access ducts, plumbing and wiring should these items require maintenance. Garland Insulating is here to provide you with insight about the necessity for your Dallas crawl space insulation.
You may be asking, “Why would I need to insulate a part of the house that I never go inside?” We have a two-word answer for you—energy efficiency. Proper insulating of your home’s crawl space may be paramount in the overall insulation of your home.
This is due to the fact that heat moves from warmer areas to colder areas. Typically, the larger the temperature difference, the quicker warm air moves. In the winter you are paying to heat the area under your feet because your nice, warm air is being drawn straight into your un-insulated crawl space. Concrete foundation walls may lead to additional heat loss through your crawl spaces. Concrete is a sub-par insulator due to its’ poor R-value.
Installing crawl space insulation can save money for many homeowners looking to reduce their energy bills. A one-time insulation investment can have significant financial benefits in the long run. Both energy and financial efficiency drive many people to become proactive about Dallas crawl space insulation, but there are other benefits as well.
Crawl space insulation:
- Assists the rest of your insulation system by keeping outside air infiltration to a minimum. This means your air conditioning unit will not have to work as hard, which reduces the likelihood of your unit requiring repair or maintenance.
- Pollen and other allergens will have a more difficult time entering the ventilation system in your home, reducing the risk of allergic reactions.
- Installation demands that all water is removed from the area prior to the install. If left alone, water can affect the temperature of the crawl space by cooling the area. Removing water that has been collecting in the crawl space also stifles the growth of fungus and discourages critters from creating a home in your house.
All in all, installing insulation in your crawl space, whether it is commercial or residential, is an important part of a home insulation system. Garland Insulating is here to serve your installation needs throughout Texas. Our service locations include the Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Bryan and College Station areas. Contact us today if you want to make a difference in your comfort and your wallet.