High Electric Bills
Your crawl space could be costing you money. High electric bills could be a sign that you have a crawl space humidity problem. If you have crawl space humidity it could be creating more problems then a high electric bill: there could be mold growing in your crawl space, rotted wood floor joists or even a bug infestation.
High Electric Bills from Energy Consumption – Virginia, Maryland, DC
Identifying & Repairing Crawl Space Issues Related To High Electric Bills
What Causes High Electric Bills?
Energy is being wasted in your crawl space which equals high electric bills. An unsealed crawl space or a crawl space with a dirt floor can be taxing your home’s heating and cooling system.
Most of the time high electric bills are caused by crawl space humidity. You may have noticed that you have to run your air conditioning more on a humid day. That’s because it takes more energy to neutralize the humidity. The same rule applies to indoor humidity. By addressing the source of the crawl space humidity you’ll save 15-25% on your electric bill!
Crawl space humidity is caused by vented crawl spaces and dirt crawl spaces:
A Vented or Open Crawl Space:A vented crawl space lets in outside moisture. When you vent your crawl space on a humid day, it pulls in moisture. And when you vent on a hot summer day, it creates humidity. Crawl space humidity forms when hot air combines with the cool air in your crawl space.
A Dirt Crawl Space:Dirt crawl spaces are naturally much cooler, creating a heating problem in the winter. The dirt in your crawl space also likes to hold onto moisture. As the dirt floor dries, the moisture is released into the air and you end up with crawl space humidity.
How Do I Cut My High Electric Bills?
Saving money on your electric bills involves more than putting energy saving films on your windows and changing how often your run the AC. While these things will save you a little money, they don’t address the real problem: crawl space humidity is costing you a lot of money!
What Do I Do Now?
If the source of your high electric bills is crawl space humidity then you may have other problems that need to be fixed: mold growth, dust mite colonies in your home, wood rot and wet crawl space insulation.
Our professional crawl space repair experts will work with you, every step of the way, to find and design the best crawl space repair solution for your crawl space humidity problem. Ask us questions! We want to hear your questions and concerns; after all we’re your crawl space repair authority and are here to help you find the best solution for you home.
“We had a discussion concerning vents and flood insurance, as well as the nature of the dampness in the crawl space. His knowledge and experience convinced me that his solution was wise and economical. I look forward to feeling really comfortable when the work is finished! Past experience with incompetent workers who could NOT explain what they were doing makes me eager to have JES get the problem solved.”
~ Madeline S., Virginia Beach, VA
High Electric Bill Solutions
These products aren’t always the solution to your high electric bills, so it’s important to request that a professional crawl space repair consultant take a look in order to find the best solution for your crawl space.
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