Poor Air Quality
This issue can cause health issues in your family. If there is any type of mold or pollutant in your crawl space it can affect the air quality in your home. If your family is having breathing issues or really bad allergies you may want to check and see if there is any mold or anything else in the crawl space that might be causing the health issues.
Unfortunately, crawl spaces can be the perfect home for unwanted guests. They will move in for the following reason;
Crawl spaces are damp and can be the ideal living situation for pests.
Crawl spaces that have any leaking heating ducts attract different pests during cold months.
IF there is any wet or damp wood it can provide a food source for termites and other wood eating insects.
Properly air sealing and insulating your crawl space can prevent any unwanted guests intruding your home.
Lost Energy Dollars
If the integrity of your home’s structure and indoor air quality aren’t enough to convince you to insulate and air seal your crawl space, consider what it’s costing you not to. An unfinished crawl space affects your monthly energy bills. An unsealed crawl space can lead to:
Cold floors in the winter
Uneven temperature between rooms
High heating and cooling bills