Monday, March 8th, 2021 by Tina Souza
After a year of living and working from home due to COVID-19, homeowners are now more and more aware of all the issues and repairs needed around the house. Breathing in damp air may be one of them.
Studies show that as much as 40% of the air in a home comes through the crawl space. Homes with dirt crawl spaces, as are common in Oahu, as well as other islands, are known to have damp air due to the crawl space collecting water and holding humidity. This moisture makes it more difficult to maintain a comfortable home environment, requiring more energy to heat or cool the home and making the HVAC system work harder. By removing the humidity in the crawl space, a homeowner will experience a more comfortable, energy efficient home, saving 15%-35% in energy costs and improving the quality of air they breathe.
The energy loss in a home with vented crawl spaces with ducts is so great that until the crawl space is dealt with, all other fixes will barely make a difference with the home’s energy costs. Installing a vapor barrier such as CleanSpace® will prevent the evaporation of ground moisture into the crawl space. When used in conjunction with a waterproofing system including sump pump and drainage pipes, water can be expelled before it can cause any problems.
Stop allowing the atmosphere to control your home. Take control of your house by installing a CleanSpace System and transform your crawl space into a dry, energy-efficient part of your home.