If you have a crawlspace in your home, chances are that you can substantially improve the entirety of your property by creating a conditioned crawlspace. Most crawlspaces constructed in the past are vented, rather than sealed and conditioned. Vented crawlspaces can cause a number of harmful and damaging effects including poor indoor air quality and residential energy inefficiency.
If you are interested in improving the indoor air quality and energy efficiency of your home, Clean Air Technologies is here to help you achieve these goals. Our professionals can assist you in a myriad of ways including by renovating your crawlspace. After you have a controlled and conditioned crawlspace, you will receive both of the following benefits.
Improved indoor air quality in your home
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air is often two to four times more polluted than outdoor air. Indoor air pollution is caused by many things including dust, mold, chemicals, and pollen. The HVAC system of your property continuously circulates these pollutants throughout your home. If you have a vented crawlspace in your property, these indoor air pollution problems can be exacerbated.
Vented crawlspaces are notorious for becoming overly moist. As this moisture fails to dry, it provides an ample space in which mold can grow. This mold can then get into your HVAC system and be spread throughout your home. In addition, vented crawlspaces also can cause other air pollutants to enter your home.
In contrast, a conditioned crawlspace has no negative effect on the indoor air quality of your property. Because it is completely sealed from the outside, pollutants outside your home are prevented from entering your property. Because a controlled crawlspace has controlled humidity, mold will not have a foothold to take purchase in your residence.
Increase energy efficiency in your home
Vented crawlspaces negatively affect the energy efficiency of your home for the same reasons that they negatively impact the indoor air quality of your property. Because these areas are exposed to the exterior environment, they make it more difficult to heat and cool your property. As such, simply by having a vented crawlspace in your residence, you have to pay higher energy bills on a regular basis.
In contrast, a conditioned crawlspace will be completed sealed from the outside air. In this way, it will complement the performance of your HVAC system. You are guaranteed to be completely satisfied with the resulting monetary savings. Our heating and air conditioning contractors at Clean Air Technologies can help vastly improve your home by turning your vented crawlspace into a controlled and conditioned crawlspace.