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Aug 21 2014

You Need Crawl Space Insulation – Find Out Why

Crawl Space Insulation Provides Multiple Benefits for Homeowners

Crawl Space Insulation

When it comes to areas of the home that are susceptible to heat loss, a home's crawl space is usually near the top of the list, along with its attic and basement. The crawl space is often a good place to keep important equipment such as a water heater or furnace, but the crawl space is usually overlooked when it comes to home insulation. However, dollar for dollar, crawl space insulation could prove to be the one home improvement that gives you the biggest bang for your buck.

You might be surprised to know how much heat is lost through your crawl space. Concrete walls are poor insulators, and your crawl space is likely along an outer, concrete-walled edge of the house. Therefore, it's important to insulate your crawl space as thoroughly as possible to make up for the leaky nature of its composition.

In addition to preventing heat loss, a well-insulated crawl space is also great at preventing moisture damage and mildew smells. Because crawl spaces usually have open vents, dirt floors, and lots of dampness, they are often incubators for mold and mildew. By properly sealing and insulating your crawl space, you can prevent damages and odors associated with excess indoor moisture.

Comfort Services specializes in crawl space insulation and sealing. A properly sealed crawl space environment will improve energy efficiency, reduce electric bills, and prevent moisture problems. If you are ready to learn more about how crawl space insulation can positively impact your home&'s indoor air quality, efficiency, and comfort levels, call Comfort Services anytime at 803.772.4490.

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