As a homeowner, you’ve got a lot of things to keep in mind. And if you’re like most homeowners, your crawl space is likely not your highest priority. But insulating your crawl space comes with several benefits, from lowering your energy bills to keeping your home safe from pests.
Here’s why you should consider insulating your crawl space as soon as possible.
1. Improved Moisture Control
Your crawl space provides the perfect environment to accumulate moisture from a variety of sources, such as a plumbing leak, condensation, or standing water. As humidity increases, so too does the risk of mold and wood rot, which can cause some serious damage if left unchecked.
Even if you have a closed off crawl space, air can still flow through and create changes in humidity. The moisture can then evaporate through the ceiling of the crawl space right into your home. Insulating your crawl space will create a vapor barrier to prevent the moisture from moving into your home.
2. Increased Air Quality
Apart from moisture, crawl spaces are also notorious for building up dust and dirt. If you suffer from asthma or allergies, then this is something you definitely need to avoid. These pollutants in your crawl space can reduce the indoor air quality of your home as they circulate throughout your HVAC system.
A well-insulated crawl space can protect your walls and ductwork to make sure you’re not breathing in unnecessary contaminants.
3. Increased Energy Efficiency
Lack of insulation can lead to energy loss due to leaks. Duct leaks or moisture buildup in your crawl space affects the temperature of your home, which can force your HVAC system to overcompensate.
Proper insulation can close off these gaps, allowing you to have a more controlled and efficient home energy system. Insulating your crawl space is considered the second best way to reduce energy use, which will significantly reduce your energy bills.
4. Improved Pest Control
Pests love neglected crawl spaces—the moisture, dust, mold, and trapped heat makes these crawl spaces the perfect place for them to nest. But they’re doing more than just nesting—they’re actively endangering the structural foundation of your home and ruining your air quality to boot! Many homeowners might not realize that proper insulation is an integral element of your home’s pest control, too.
Parker Pest Control Is Here to Help!
Our quality crawl space insulation has an R-value of 19, is resistant to fire and mold, and made with 25% recycled content! As well, our crawl space insulation is designed to keep away hungry pests that could chew through it. And unlike many other types of insulation, it doesn’t contain formaldehyde, making your home’s air much safer to breathe.
If you’re overwhelmed by your crawl space, and want to turn it into a clean and controlled area, call Parker Pest Control to get a free estimate! We’re available 24 hours a day so call us at (800) 324-2847 or contact us online!