Crawl Space Insulation New Hampshire
Crawl space insulation is vital to keep this space’s temperature regulated so as not to disrupt your New Hampshire home’s overall energy efficiency. It adds a thermal barrier on the floor’s underside and around it to help keep the ground and the environment outside from disrupting the conditioned air inside your home.
Why Insulate a Crawl Space?
Like attics, crawl spaces were built to provide a leeway between the outside environment and the space inside your home. This uninhabited space supposedly will reduce the chances of thermal transfer and unnecessary moisture penetration from the ground to your floors.
It contains your home’s HVAC system
However, crawl spaces are also ideal hiding places for your New Hampshire home’s HVAC system cabling and connections. Thus, crawl space insulation is added to keep these protected, as well as assist in the proper air circulation. In turn, it helps them work more efficiently, making them more effective to serve you for a long time.
It is a breeding ground for mold and mildew
Crawl spaces are unfinished spaces with bare ground forming their floors. Because of its direct access to the ground, the formation and culmination of moisture are inevitable. With the behavior of air inside it, and being an enclosed area away from illumination, its damp environment is nurturing to mold and mildew growth.
As you know, the presence of mold and mildew is risky to your home as well as to its inhabitants' health. It can compromise your home's structural integrity by damaging the building envelope like your walls, floors, etc. In terms of health, some people suffer from direct allergies to molds. But overall, continuous exposure can lead to serious health risks even on healthy individuals.
Crawl space insulation helps mitigate this potential by reducing thermal transfer. This action suppresses some of the factors that contribute to mold and mildew growth inside your New Hampshire home. Aside from slowing down heat transfer, one type of insulation, spray foam insulation, can also seal the space to further strengthen its thermal barrier capability.
It is essential to your home’s energy efficiency
Floors comprise a large area in your home, which makes them crucial in keeping the temperature inside regulated. As part of the building envelope, the flooring also holds the internal space together while protecting the inside from outside environmental factors.
Though floors are not directed on bare earth ground, the crawl space beneath is. Therefore, its situation has a great effect on them. If either area is uninsulated, the chances for energy to escape is high. Eventually, this causes your heating or cooling units to exert more effort in achieving the set temperature.
Thus, crawl space insulation assists in helping your HVAC system work more efficiently. It encapsulates the space with a thermal barrier to keep the conditioned air inside. It does so by not allowing it to escape nor be affected by the New Hampshire environment outside.
New Hampshire Spray Foam Insulation is a leading spray foam insulation services and solutions provider that is trusted by a lot of New Hampshire residents and property owners. We install and remove spray foam effectively and safely, including crawl space insulation and attic insulation. Contact us today to know more about our services and for a free consultation and assessment.