A Healthy Home Starts in the Crawl Space
A healthy home starts from the ground up and often begins right beneath your feet, in the crawl space. Investing in the health of your crawl space will safeguard your family’s well-being and the longevity of your home. Moisture issues and inadequate ventilation can lead to problems, from rotting wooden structures to indoor air quality concerns. But with proper maintenance and preventive measures, you can transform your crawl space into a valuable asset for your home. We’ll discuss the importance of moisture control, effective insulation, and adequate ventilation to keep this space dry and conducive to a healthier living environment. So, if you want to create a home that genuinely starts on solid ground, stay tuned as we explore the key steps to ensure a healthy crawl space.
Homeowners often do not consider improving conditions in the crawl space as an important step in an energy efficient home especially when mold or crawl space deterioration creates an odor in your home that can only be resolved through crawl space maintenance and repair. The truth is crawl space sealing or conditioning a crawl space is one of the most important steps in an energy efficient home. A conditioned crawl space not only helps to eliminate humidity to control the possibility of mold growth but also helps your air conditioner perform more efficiently by not having to overcome excessive crawl space humidity.
One of the main functions of an air conditioner is to eliminate humidity in the air. Eliminating cold air in the crawl space is vital to the performance of your heating system. Once again if cold air is not entering your crawl space through your foundation vents your heating system will perform more efficiently.
Refer to Advance Energy research at www.crawlspaces.org