Why are my floors cold in winter?
Uninsulated basements and crawl spaces allow cold energy to pass through the levels of the home, making the floor above them extremely cold. Insulation acts as a barrier which prevents hot or cold temperatures from being transferred into the home. Once insulation is added to the basement or crawl space, the cold energy can no longer be conducted to the floor above and the home increases in comfort.
What are the signs of an under insulated basement or crawl space?
- Cold Drafts
- Frozen Pipes
- Issues With Pests
- Cold Floors In Winter
- High Energy Payments
- Heater Always Running
- Air Conditioning Always Running
- Dust, Allergens, & Pollutants In The Home
- Moisture, Mold, Or Mildew Visible In The Crawl Space
Why should I insulate and air seal a basement or crawl space?
Insulating and air sealing a basement or crawl space is essential in establishing a steady temperature throughout the home, increasing energy efficiency and reducing energy payments. An uninsulated crawl space or basement loses a significant amount of heat through the floor during winter and also lets in hot air during the summer. After insulating and air sealing the basement or crawl space, the floors directly above are going to be noticeably warmer in winter.
A properly air sealed and insulated basement or crawl space prevents condensation, mold, mildew and pollutants which in turn creates better air quality and health. With the insulated protection from the elements, the heating and cooling systems in a house are under less strain and now have a longer lifespan. An insulated crawl space or basement is crucial for preventing pipes from freezing in cold weather. Additionally, a properly sealed and insulated basement or crawl space deters pests from entering the home.
Another benefit of air sealing and insulating a basement can be converting a once unlivable area into a finished room. Once the basement is completely air sealed and insulated, the walls and flooring can be finished, creating a new living space in the home. Insulating and finishing a basement raises the property value of the home while providing increased comfort to the inhabitants.
What are the benefits of insulating a basement or crawl space?
- Energy Savings
- Increased Comfort
- Promotes Better Health
- Warmer Floors In Winter
- Air Quality Improvement
- Reduces Mold And Moisture
- Extends An HVAC System’s Lifetime
Why choose Rockford Insulation Pros for basement and crawl space insulation?
Rockford Insulation Pros offers a free consultation and estimate on the installation of basement and crawl space insulation which creates warmer floors in winter, lowers energy payments, promotes better health and increases comfort. Contact our company and see how basement and crawl space insulation can improve your home today!