Crawlspace encapsulation can make a world of difference to protect your HVAC equipment, reduce energy costs, and enjoy a comfortable home.
As a heating and air conditioning contractor serving the Greenville, South Carolina area, here at Air Kool Heat & Air, our 26+ years in the industry have shown us that many different things can lead up to the premature failure of HVAC equipment. At the top of the list is anything that makes the system work harder than it was designed to. If it has to overcome a cold crawlspace in the winter to heat your home or a damp one in the summer to control humidity, it stands to reason it won’t give you the long life you expect.
That is why we offer crawlspace encapsulation services. If you often have standing water in your crawlspace, experience crawlspace heat loss, or have excessive crawlspace moisture, we recommend resolving that problem with crawlspace encapsulation to save you money in the long run. In addition to needing to replace your HVAC system sooner if you let this situation go unresolved, you’ll also be paying higher heating and cooling costs, as well as perhaps several repair bills you might not have needed.
If you have been experiencing high utility bills, it might not be your HVAC system to blame or even the power company. It could be that you need crawlspace encapsulation. For a comprehensive assessment of your home to determine how you could make your home more energy efficient and comfortable, as well as preserve the life of your HVAC equipment, give us a call today to schedule an appointment.
FAQs About Crawlspace Encapsulation
At Air Kool Heat & Air, we always endeavor to address any questions that our customers in the Greenville, South Carolina area might have related to our heating and cooling services. The same holds true to sharing what we know about crawlspace encapsulation so that you can have a better understanding about why it might be needed to keep your HVAC system from wearing out quicker than it should. Here are a few common questions that we get asked about crawlspace encapsulation.
What are the signs that crawlspace encapsulation might be necessary?
When you have a damp or wet crawlspace, it can result in a variety of symptoms that will be quite noticeable, including uneven floors, foul odors inside the home and around the exterior, higher utility bills as your HVAC system struggles to control humidity, drywall cracks inside your home, and an increase in allergy or asthma symptoms.
What other benefits can I experience with crawlspace encapsulation?
In addition to providing waterproofing and proper ventilation that reduces moisture issues, crawlspace encapsulation can also help with controlling pest populations, reducing heating and cooling costs, eliminating odors, creating a space conducive for storage (other than volatile materials that should never be stored in or near your home), protecting the structural integrity of your home, and enjoying a more comfortable environment in your home with improved indoor air quality.
Are there only certain times of the year that crawlspace encapsulation can be done?
While some weather conditions can make the process more challenging, crawlspace encapsulation can be completed any time during the year. In many cases, it is best not to wait, such as if you have mold present.