If you live in an older home usually the only time you would consider adding additional insulation in your crawl space is if your water pipe burst. Did you know that most older homes use fiberglass insulation in the crawl space area of the home, but it sags causing cool air to seep into the home? In most cases this is a sign that the insulation is outdated or in shoddy condition.
In situations such as these you should consider the options that are available to you. In a cold climate, the most efficient technique is to insulate the walls of your crawl space and close it off from the elements by sealing all air leaks. That way, plumbing pipes and HVAC ducts are protected from freezing temps, helping to conserve energy. In cases such as this we recommend that you try using spray foam insulation over the traditional fiberglass insulation.
If you have a loved one that suffers from allergies or a health condition that effects their ability to breath normally, insulating the crawl space area in your home helps prevent allergens and irritants from penetrating the ventilation system in your home. Substances such as mold can grow within various areas of the crawl space itself. You can take preventative measures to reduce the chances of mold from growing in your crawlspace by sealing it closed.
For the fiscally responsible effective crawl space insulation prevents outside air from infiltrating your home. This means that your home HVAC system doesn’t have to work overtime and helps eliminate wasted energy used in the home and lowers utility cost.
If you would like one of our friendly and helpful Cameron Home Insulation professionals to access the condition of your existing homes crawl space insulation contact us today and schedule your appointment.