Keep Warm with Crawl Space Insulation This Winter
As the days get shorter and the temperatures colder, it’s time to make sure your house is ready to keep you warm. At EcoStar Insulation, our focus tends to be on attic insulation, but there’s another area that could help repel the cold. Crawl space insulation can help prevent freezing temperatures from seeping up from below, offering your home another layer of protection. Spray foam insulation’s R-values offer the best return on investment, making it an ideal material for crawlspace insulation.
How Spray Foam Insulation Can Lower Your Bills
Spray foam insulation helps lower homeowners’ energy bills no matter where it’s installed. But why is it so good, and how does it help you save money? Spray foam insulation is a highly effective and efficient insulation product. It requires only one application and lasts for decades. It offers premium water and air sealing, not to mention that spray foam insulation’s R-value gives it superior heat resistance.
Greater heat resistance means you experience less heat loss, which is the number one reason people experience high heating and cooling bills. Imagine your home is a glass with a small leak — after time, your drink will be empty. Now imagine that the tap is still flowing: while your cup may never run dry, running the tap is wasteful and consumes more than you need to quench your thirst. A home without adequate insulation is like a leaky glass, and paying for all that wasted energy can get incredibly expensive very quickly.
What is the Stack Effect?
In the insulation business, we often use the term ‘stack effect’ to talk about how air circulates through a building. The stack effect works differently depending on the season. In the warm months, cold air sinks to the lower levels of the house and escapes through cracks or gaps in the foundation. However, in the winter, heat rises and can actually pull cold air in through the foundation or ground-level areas.
The stack effect is part of the reason why adding insulation to your basement or crawlspace is so effective — it plugs the gaps that allow cold air to come in from the frozen ground.
When to Upgrade Your Insulation
When you work with EcoStar Insulation to install spray foam in your crawlspace, we pay close attention to your needs and experience of your home. Does your favourite corner become uncomfortably chilly in January? We can help fix that!
Indoor discomfort is often one of the most obvious signs that you need to upgrade your home insulation. Improving even one area of your home can have cumulative effects in other rooms and help improve temperature control, humidity, reduce drafts, and reduce energy loss.
The Government of Ontario is currently offering rebates to help homeowners improve their homes' insulation and add features like crawl space insulation. To take advantage of these incredible offers and get financial assistance, reach out to the EcoStar team online or by phone.