If you’re trying to lower your energy bills, one of the best ways to do this is by re-insulating your home. And when it comes to insulating your home, the crawl space holds a lot of potential!
The lower levels of homes—the basement and crawl spaces—are very high-moisture areas that are prone to leaking, mold development and more. This can really compromise the energy efficiency of your home, so it’s important that these areas are properly insulated. In fact, if your crawl spaces aren’t insulated, you could be losing a lot of money due to lost energy (crawl spaces are big sources of air leakage!).
For more information how insulating your Southern California crawl space could save you money on your energy bill, call (800) 707-9278 or contact us online!
Los Angeles Crawl Space Insulation Installation
If your L.A. area home has any crawl spaces, they need to be insulated—no doubt about it. Insulation, however, isn’t the only thing to consider. Your crawl space should also be properly weatherized and sealed. Air leaks decrease the effectiveness of insulation, no matter where it’s installed (crawl space, attic, basement, etc.). So if your crawl space is insulated but not sealed, you could end up dealing with problems like moisture infiltration, soil vapor intrusion (which can reduce indoor air quality), and more.
Ventilated vs. Unventilated Crawl Spaces
Is your crawl space ventilated or unventilated? If you aren’t sure, that’s okay—our experienced Los Angeles home insulators will be able to tell you! Both types of crawl spaces need to be insulated but depending on whether it’s ventilated or not, you’ll need to go about it a little differently.
- Ventilated crawl spaces: insulation should be installed between the floor joists and under the subflooring.
- Unventilated crawl spaces: insulation should be installed in the walls and sealing isn’t as urgent because air and moisture infiltration isn’t as big a problem.
Although you don’t think about the lower levels of your home in Los Angeles, particularly if you have a crawl space or unfinished basement, they can truly maximize the energy efficiency of your home. This means lower energy bills for you! Whether insulated with fiberglass, cellulose or foam, crawl space insulation can also make your home more comfortable year round.
Whether your crawl space is ventilated or unventilated, it should still be properly insulated. Get a quote on crawl space insulation in L.A. today by filling out our online contact form or calling (800) 707-9278.
Choose OJ Insulation for Crawl Space Insulation Installation in L.A.
If you live in the Los Angeles, California area and need home insulation services, OJ Insulation is a good name to know! For more than 25 years, we’ve been insulating ventilated and unventilated crawl spaces all over L.A., from El Sereno, Angelino Heights and Beachwood Canyon to Harbor City, Athens, Sun Valley and more. We are committed to excellent customer service and getting your insulation job done on time and within budget.
Contact us online or call (800) 707-9278 today to learn more about crawl space insulation installation—or if you’re ready to start your Southern California crawl space insulation project!