Crawlspace Energy Wasters in Evansville, Indiana

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 by Go Local Pros


Dank and Dirty CrawlspacePart 3 in a 4-week Series on Clean Air in Crawlspaces:

As outside air creeps into your home, it adds dollars to your monthly utility bills. Homeowners often winterize their homes with caulk and insulation.  However, they often miss air leaks from their basement or crawlspace.

How does a leaky crawlspace cause higher utility bills?

Your HVAC system draws air from inside your home and then recirculates it.  This costs you money both in the summer and in the winter.

Summer:  Hot air enters your home and rises through the floorboards. Your HVAC system works harder to cool the warmer air.

Winter: Cold air enters your home and chills the floorboards of your home. This causes your HVAC system to work harder to warm the floors, along with the rest of the house.

In addition, your HVAC filters work harder because of the dirty air that filters through the crawlspace. It also works harder when circulating damp air throughout the home.

Homes that encapsulate their crawl spaces with CleanSpace innovations cut their utility bills by 15% monthly, according to Advanced Energy, a North Carolina non-profit that has evaluates energy efficient solutions for home owners and businesses.

Part 1 in Series: Crawlspace Air Risks in Evansville, Indiana

Part 2 in Series: Why and How Would Air In a Crawlspace Impact Your Home?

Healthy Spaces helps homeowners make better, more energy efficient use of their crawlspaces and basements in Evansville, Mt. Vernon, Princeton, Huntingburg, Jasper, Washington, Vincennes, Tell City, Loogootee, and Petersburg, IN; Owensboro, Henderson, and Madisonville, KY; and Mt. Carmel and Carmi, Illinois.

 Next Week: How Cleanspace keeps your family healthier and saves you money.

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