How often do you look into your crawl space? The crawl space is one of the most forgotten places in your home, although it holds many important components. Plumbing, electrical lines, and vents are all found in your crawl space. But what else is lurking in there? Open and untreated crawl spaces can breed mold, odors, and gases that seep into your living environment. As much as half of the air that we breathe in our home comes from below grade, making it crucial that this area stays dry and safe.

A poorly insulated crawl space is also to blame for cold floors in the winter. Cold air can infiltrate your home through vents, foundation walls, and gaps or cracks in your crawl space foundation.

Insulating the walls of your crawl space and closing it off from the elements by sealing all air leaks is the key to conserving energy, keeping out moisture, and protecting plumbing pipes and HVAC ducts from freezing temperatures. In addition to air sealing and insulating, a vapor barrier covering the ground will keep your crawlspace dry. A vapor barrier is a thin layer of impermeable material used in construction to prevent moisture from damaging a building. Comfort 1st Insulation can help you understand why your home’s performance may be declining or low by performing a Home Energy Assessment. If you think you don’t need it or want to know more, we’ve listed the Top 8 Benefits of Receiving the Home Energy Assessment to keep you informed.

Need insulation or just wondering what could be going on with your energy efficiency? Give Comfort 1st Insulation a call (833) 244-7283, email info@comfort1stinsulation.com or fill out our contact form. We’re certified and accredited professionals with the experience and knowledge to provide the best Insulation System tailored to your needs.