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High Energy Bills

High energy bills? Problems in your crawl space could be to blame. Learn how to solve this issue and how Groundworks helps.

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If your energy bills are higher than usual, your crawl space could be the culprit. Excess moisture and poor air circulation can cause your HVAC system to go into overdrive, costing you more money every month.

DIY fixes and patch solutions might temporarily pause moisture intrusion, but they won’t address the root cause of the problem, meaning water could return and send your bills soaring again.

Groundworks offers a more comprehensive crawl space repair solution that involves sealing water entry points and installing sump pumps, insulating panels, and our other proprietary products. Learn more below.

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What Are High Energy Bills?

High energy bills are utility costs that surpass typical energy usage levels. They are often the result of your HVAC system working harder to heat or cool your property because excess moisture has accumulated in your crawl space. Poor air circulation might also lead to higher-than-usual energy costs.

Other problem signs that indicate excess moisture in your crawl space include:

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What Causes High Energy Bills?

Problems associated with excess moisture and poor air circulation in your crawl space can increase energy bills, including:

  • Inadequate or damaged insulation
  • Open vents or holes allowing exterior air and humidity to enter your crawl space
  • Landscaping problems directing groundwater to your home
  • Condensation on cooler walls due to high humidity
  • Puddles from plumbing leaks under your property
  • Water or wet soil coming into contact with wooden supports

As well as affecting your energy bills, moisture in your crawl space can jeopardize your home’s structural stability.

Can You Fix High Energy Bills?

Tackling excess moisture and airflow problems in your crawl space could significantly reduce energy costs. For example, eliminating water from this area might increase the efficiency of your HVAC system, resulting in lower monthly bills.

Entering your crawl space is risky, and dehumidifiers from the hardware store only temporarily remove excess moisture, making them a waste of money. Instead, consider a custom-engineered solution from Groundworks that addresses the causes and symptoms of a wet crawl space, helping you lower your energy bills.

How to Fix High Energy Bills

Getting a professional to seal and insulate your crawl space is the key to reducing energy bills. Here’s how our team does this:

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  • Inspecting your crawl space to identify the root cause of moisture intrusion
  • Sealing crawl space vents and upgrading access doors to block moisture and external air
  • Setting up an internal drainage system and sump pump to get rid of unwanted water
  • Laying drainage matting on the floor to direct water to the drainage system
  • Installing insulating panels to the walls to control interior temperatures
  • Covering the floor and walls with a vapor barrier
  • Installing an energy-efficient dehumidifier to maintain indoor humidity
  • Performing annual maintenance checks.
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Why Fix High Energy Bills Now?

Fixing a wet and poorly insulated crawl space right now is an excellent idea for these reasons:

  • The longer you ignore moisture intrusion, the more expensive crawl space repairs might be. Your energy bills could also remain high until you fix this problem.
  • Removing moisture from your crawl space puts less strain on your HVAC system, extending its longevity and helping you achieve the right temperature in your home.
  • A moisture-free crawl space can increase indoor air quality.
  • Energy-efficient homes are more attractive to buyers and often command a higher asking price.

Contact Groundworks for a Crawl Space Solution You Can Trust

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A damp crawl space could be the reason behind your high energy bills. Instead of makeshift repairs, count on Groundworks. Serving homeowners across Alberta, we provide a holistic crawl space repair solution that improves air circulation, removes excess moisture, and identifies the underlying cause of your problem.

Schedule your free crawl space inspection and estimate today.

High Energy Bills FAQs

You might receive lower bills as soon as the first billing cycle after repairs. Eliminating moisture and improving air circulation could significantly reduce the amount you pay for energy every month.

We’ll give you a time estimate after a free inspection of your crawl space. However, we can complete repairs in as little as a day.

We offer various financing options to help you spread the cost of crawl space repairs. Your homeowners insurance might also cover costs, so check with your provider.

Do you see any of these signs? Book an appointment now!

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