(PRWEB) December 17, 2013
Homeowners are always looking for ways to save money on energy bills, whether by purchasing new efficient lighting or even by finding a new source of power to run a part of their home. Unknown to many homeowners, however, is how much a clean crawlspace contributes to power savings. A new article released by Clean Crawls, an attic and crawl space cleaning company, discusses two ways homeowners can improve their home’s efficiency for the new year. The article can be read here.
The first point in the article is about the importance of having clean crawlspace. Many homeowners neglect this part of their house, since it is out of sight. As a result, many crawl spaces are infested with rodents who all but destroy that part of the home. It may not seem that important for the environment, but Clean Crawls shows that one purpose of a well insulated crawl space is to keep heat inside the house. This is why maintaining, cleaning, and repairing insulation is critical during winter months.
Homeowners often experience cold floors during the winter, and are unable to pinpoint the cause. The article suggests that poor crawl space insulation could be part of the issue. Insulation not only stops heat from escaping through a floor, it also prevents heat from coming from the outside through crawl space. Clean Crawls suggests repairing and cleaning crawl spaces and attics to minimize heating costs.
Finally, the article brings up a point about the importance of vapor barriers. Vapor barriers are necessary for keeping moisture from building up within a house. If vapor barriers are broken, mold can begin to grow on boards, siding, insulation and carpets. When these must be replaced, they contribute to landfills and other waste sources. It is much more cost efficient and environmentally friendly to replace a vapor barrier early on, according to the article.
About Clean Crawls:
Clean Crawls provides attic and crawl space cleaning, weatherization, and insulation services. Homes and businesses alike have the opportunity to be clean and healthy at affordable rates, as well as save energy throughout the year. Visit http://www.cleancrawl.com today for more information and a free quote.
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