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During the spring and summer months, we all expect Macon’s weather to get extremely hot and humid. These temperatures can have a major effect on our home, creating unwanted moisture in our crawlspaces which can lead to excess water, mold, mildew, pests, and rust. A moisture barrier can be essential to avoiding these elements, as it’s utilized to block vapors and moisture in the soil from entering your crawlspace. Check out the benefits moisture barriers can have on your home below!
Moisture can have a major impact on the temperatures inside your home. Your HVAC unit or furnace may be running longer to help maintain the temperature inside, using more electricity and, in turn, increasing your electricity bill. When a moisture barrier is installed, it acts as a sealant, controlling moisture levels and easing the strain on your HVAC system. This helps your home become more energy efficient and save money on your energy bills.
The ideal environment for mold and mildew growth is an area with high moisture levels. If your crawlspace contains these levels, mold and mildew may be in your air system, which can be detrimental to you and your family’s health. Once a moisture barrier is installed, it reduces the moisture levels, preventing mold and mildew from forming.
Your crawlspace can affect the temperature of your home, making it too hot, cold, stuffy, or even too dry, depending on the weather. The moisture will absorb the warmth from your house or keep escaping, causing your HVAC or furnace to run too long. Once you install a moisture barrier, it will seal those spaces and keep moisture out of your crawlspace to help regulate the temperature inside your home.
Having an unsealed crawlspace is like an invitation to household pests and wildlife creatures! These pests will enter your crawlspace in search of food, water, and shelter, causing severe damage to your home and health in the process. If inside, rodents and other wildlife will chew through wood and electrical wires. While roaches and other insects utilize your crawlspace to gain access to your living areas, a moisture barrier will almost act as a shield, closing off your crawlspace and eliminating entry points for pests to get inside.
The last thing you want to deal with is hot temperatures inside your home during the Macon summers. If you are interested in moisture barriers or crawlspace enclosures, contact your local pest control company for an evaluation.
One of the best ways to increase efficiency, prevent moisture growth, and control pests in your crawl space is by completely enclosing it. This can eventually save you up to 18% on your utility bills! Northwest also offers an innovative sealant for your crawl space if you’re not ready to jump on a full encapsulation or if you want extra protection.
There are several benefits to enclosing your crawlspace. The one benefit many look forward to is saving on their energy bill. The moisture in your crawlspace can affect the moisture in your home. It can cause the HVAC unit or furnace to run longer when trying to keep your home warm, which means more electricity usage.
Another great benefit is the prevention of moisture build-up and odor. If left open, high moisture levels can cause moisture growth, posing a health risk to you and your family, and potentially causing an odor throughout your home.
If you don’t want to get your crawl space encapsulated or you want extra protection, then this service is a great option for you.
CrawlSpace Seal helps to reduce moisture in the wood that’s located in your crawl space and supports a healthier living environment for your home. This alternative moisture sealant is a perfect complement to our other CrawlSpace Solutions to create additional home protection.
If you think your crawl space is in need of some attention, then give your local CrawlSpace Care company a call to schedule an inspection today!
It’s nearly impossible not to spend money during the holiday season. While we want to enjoy this time of gift-giving with our loved ones, it can sometimes burn a hole in our wallets! Even though the holidays are upon us, you can still find ways to cut back on costs and even create a healthier environment for your home!
Attic insulation can help save on energy costs and ensure you are living in a healthy environment. Some say that attic insulation is essential in cutting down on air and heat that escapes from your home. Reducing the amount of energy escaping can help lower your energy bills, potentially saving you up to 30%!
Besides the financial impact of attic insulation, it can also help prevent overwintering pests. Pests like rats, mice, and roaches are looking for a warm place to stay over the colder months. They can easily damage your home and bring in harmful diseases. Attic insulation can help reduce and control the number of pests making their way inside your home.
Crawlspace Enclosure (CrawlSpace Care)
Crawlspace enclosure provides many benefits to homes that have them. Enclosing your crawlspace can help lessen the workload of your HVAC unit. This can help save you up to 18% on your utility bill and control humidity levels throughout your home.
While saving money on your utility bill is always a plus, making sure your family is living in a healthy environment is just as important! When you enclose (whether it’s the attic or the crawlspace), you will reap the benefits of improved air quality, consistent temperatures, and pest prevention including wood-eating insects.
Investing in insulation in your home will not only help you during the holiday season but year-round. For more information or to get a free quote, contact your local pest control company where a professional can recommend the best plan for your home.