You might already know that every time you turn up your air conditioner or thermostat you’re often just drying out the moist air in your home emanating from your crawlspace and increasing energy costs. Dirt crawlspaces are pretty much like having a dirt floor in your home.
What happens in the winter is that the air in the crawlspace maintains a fairly constant temperature, consistent with the ground temperature. Even if you’ve insulated your crawlspace, you are paying to heat it every time warm air runs through the heating ducts down there. The bone-chilling air seeps up into your living space causing you to feel damp and cold. In some houses the problem is so bad that you feel like your furnace might as well be in your backyard.
The same thing happens in the summer with your air conditioning. If your crawlspace is vented – most typically are – then it lets the warm, humid summer air in and you’re paying through your ductwork to reduce that humidity with the cool air that’s meant for you and your family.
FAQs | Some questions many homeowners begin to ask themselves are:
- How long am I going to pay to heat and cool my crawlspace rather than my home?
- How can I live with this before it becomes intolerable?
- What are the long term financial risks to my home if I don’t fix this immediately?
- How do I fix this and how much will it cost?
The truth is that we don’t really know. What we do know is that every home is different and many variables affect how unhealthy a crawl space becomes over time — things like the size, where it sits in relation to the water table, how the crawl space has been insulated and vented — all come into play when assessing not only what damage has already occurred but also what needs to be done to fix it. Contact us and one of our customer care professionals will come out and talk with you about what they find and what it will cost to fix your crawl space.
If you’re not ready for us now, that’s oK. We’re not the solution for anyone BUT if you feel you’ve been living with this long enough, call us toll free at 888-799-9997 or email us here.