Insulating your home plays a significant role in the efficiency of your HVAC system and the quality of the air you breathe. While you might be focused on the insulation in your walls and attic, you might have neglected the state of the insulation in your crawl space. At St. Louis Insulation, our team of crawl space insulation contractors can help you ensure you have ample insulation under your home. If you haven’t considered improving your crawl space insulation, we have a few reasons you should.
Your crawl space is a cool, dark space that can protect pests from the elements. It’s not uncommon to find mice, rats, raccoons, or other pests under your house. Insulating your crawl space is a great way to seal off the spaces these animals will use to get into the area. You can be confident that you don’t have critters making their home under yours, which will make it easier to sleep at night.
Improves air quality
Air flows through your home in a variety of ways. One way that air comes into your home is through your crawl space. Unfortunately, the air that comes from your crawl space isn’t filtered like what comes through your HVAC system. Updating the insulation in your crawl space will stop pollutants and particles from coming into your home and help improve the overall air quality. You’ll find that everyone in your home is healthier, and those with asthma or allergies don’t have as many problems as before.
Increases energy efficiency
Letting too much airflow in and out of your home makes it difficult to maintain a comfortable environment. Your HVAC system can turn on much more often than it should, which will run your energy bill higher than what is necessary. Creating tighter seals makes it easier to maintain an ideal temperature in your home without running your air conditioner or heater for excessive amounts of time.
Additional storage space
We sometimes have to get creative with the storage space in our homes. From raising beds to installing shelves to putting belongings up in the attic, there are plenty of things that we can do to keep our unused belongings out of sight. You can create another storage space in your crawl space by improving the insulation. Not only will it be better protected from potential pests in the space, but the temperature will be better regulated, so you don’t have to worry about your belongings getting too hot or cold.
Better moisture control
It’s not uncommon for the outside walls of your home to accumulate a certain level of condensation or moisture as the temperature drops. You might notice water droplets on your windows as winter rolls around. While this can indicate that you have an airtight seal around your windows, it can be an issue in your basement. A significant drop in temperature in your crawl space will cause condensation to develop, which will attract pests like mice or cockroaches. Excessive moisture can also damage the structure under your home.
Schedule a consultation
You can learn more about insulating your crawl space by talking with our team of crawl space contractors at St. Louis Insulation. We can improve your home’s energy efficiency as you protect it from pests. Contact us today to schedule a free estimate. You can get in touch by calling 314-334-0153 or sending an email to email@example.com. We look forward to speaking with you about your insulation needs.