Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency 101

Way too often, we as consumers are tricked into buying band-aid solutions for our energy efficiency problems. We are told to buy more energy efficient windows/door and more efficient appliances. We are encouraged to buy a more efficient HVAC system or maybe a more efficient water heater. While all of these things are good for your electric bill, somehow when we look at the cost to obtain these items, it doesn't make much financial sense. Time and time again we hear customers say they have the best HVAC system money could buy, yet their electric bill continues to rise.

How Do You Improve Energy Efficiency?

After being in business for over 15 years and having completed over 3400 sealed crawl spaces in existing homes, we have learned there are four things that can be done to truly improve energy efficiency in an existing home. These improvements should be done in this order.

1)  Seal or encapsulate your crawl space

2)  Seal or improve the insulation in your attic

3)  Replace an inefficient HVAC system

4)  Replace or Repair windows and doors when needed

Seal Your Crawl Space

The first step should always be a sealed crawl space. This will stop the moisture, mold, insects, etc. from getting inside the building envelope. This, by itself, should gain you 10-15% in energy efficiency. The greater benefit other than energy efficiency is the cleanliness factor. A controlled house is a clean house.

Insulate Your Attic or Crawl Space

It always then makes sense to stop the good conditioned air from leaving the home through the Attic. Either improve or add to the insulation or completely seal the Attic roof with spray foam insulation.

Get An Efficient HVAC System

Old, inefficient HVAC systems or old drafty windows certainly cause issues and should be replaced. But, only after the building has been made leak free and is properly insulated. The most expensive HVAC system on the market today can never be efficient if the building it is heating or cooling has all of its windows open.

So, in order to have a healthy efficient home, we must start with sealing and insulating. This focuses on the source of the problem, not just a new gadget to battle the side effects of an unhealthy home.

 

What People Are Saying about Our Crawl Space Encapsulation

By the time we complete any crawl space encapsulation or moisture remediation project, our clients have determine that we deliver on our promise of outstanding service.

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    Excellent Service Provided!

    Your crew is professional, knowledgeable, customer oriented and committed. The work area was very clean after they finished. Your company exceeded my expectations!!
    Jim D
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    Keeps Things Clean

    Your company is very professional. Most companies do not clean up after themselves, so the homeowner has to do it! Your guys left the area very clean. Don’t let your sales rep go. He is very knowledgeable! Great Job! We
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    Your company is very professional. Most companies do not clean up after themselves, so the homeowner has to do it! Your guys left the area very clean. Don’t let your sales rep go. He is very knowledgeable! Great Job! We have given your information to our neighbors, so I am sure we will be seeing you next door very soon
    Charles R
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    One of the Best

    Your company was one of the only ones in the Triangle who was able to tell me how the job would be done that would meet NC Building codes and what the current industry methods/materials are. I did a lot
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    Your company was one of the only ones in the Triangle who was able to tell me how the job would be done that would meet NC Building codes and what the current industry methods/materials are. I did a lot of research..I know what I am talking about and would recommend Jason’s company to anyone needing encapsulation
    J.G.
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    A+ BBB Rating

    The sales rep was very professional in explaining what was required to fix the problem. That and you’re A+ rating with the BBB was the reason I chose you. The crew is friendly, punctual and knowledgeable. For those in need
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    The sales rep was very professional in explaining what was required to fix the problem. That and you’re A+ rating with the BBB was the reason I chose you. The crew is friendly, punctual and knowledgeable. For those in need of crawl space service, I would highly recommend this company
    Dan B.
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    Most Informative & Professional

    We had our crawl space sealed by a pest control company last year, but we had many problems and did not trust them to fix the problem. So, I got a total of 4 estimates from other companies and your
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    We had our crawl space sealed by a pest control company last year, but we had many problems and did not trust them to fix the problem. So, I got a total of 4 estimates from other companies and your company was by far the most informative and professional of them all. The crew was great. Very professional and your sales rep, Rob was very knowledgeable. Thank you for finally getting our crawl space problem fixed!!
    Bob S.
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    Jason was one of the most prepared and knowledgeable technicians I have ever dealt with. He followed up and answered all questions honestly..The crew was focused, courteous and informative
    C. S.
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    I appreciate the follow-up and great service after the work was performed. When we had the extremely heavy rains, the float stuck on the sump pump. Everything was resolved to my satisfaction. It is comforting to know that you all
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    I appreciate the follow-up and great service after the work was performed. When we had the extremely heavy rains, the float stuck on the sump pump. Everything was resolved to my satisfaction. It is comforting to know that you all back up your products and service
    Ronald R.
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    You all had a very reasonable price and VERY good references! Thanks again for a professional job, and explaining how a crawl space is supposed to be done.
    Daniel S.
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    Rob was the only sales rep to talk to me about permits for my job and the work and materials meeting the building codes. I called many of the references on your list (that is a big list!), and what
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    Rob was the only sales rep to talk to me about permits for my job and the work and materials meeting the building codes. I called many of the references on your list (that is a big list!), and what they told me is the reason I chose you all for the job. They were right. You all did a great job!
    Hank C.
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    I got your name from Angie’s List and my realtor. I heard you guys were the best crawl space crew in the area. Great Work Guys!!
    James V.
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    Jason, Thank you for all of your work and support to make our crawl space area dry and secure. Your responsiveness to any questions or issue is impressive and very appreciated. Thank you and your team for all of their
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    Jason, Thank you for all of your work and support to make our crawl space area dry and secure. Your responsiveness to any questions or issue is impressive and very appreciated. Thank you and your team for all of their hard work and support!
    M.B.
    • Did you know?
    CBTofNC in Business for over 30 years

    Did you know that 50% to 60% of the air on the first floor of your home comes from your crawl space or basement?

    Excess water intrusion can cause severe damage to the structure of your home and create high levels of moisture and humidity, which leads to mold. Allergies, asthma and skin irritations can be affected by abnormal levels of humidity, moisture and mold in your living environment.

    Crawl Space & Basement Technologies specializes in Sealed Crawl Spaces and Interior Drainage Systems for your Crawl Space or Basement. With our Lifetime and Transferable Warranty, we not only improve the air quality of your home but also restore the microbial remediation certification structural stability of the home’s foundation. Our team of crawl space and basement experts can help you determine the necessary solution for your home and your budget.

    We offer a comprehensive line of services designed to protect your home and to prevent moisture problems and damage. Count on our Raleigh Crawl Space and Basement specialists for crawl space encapsulation, crawl space waterproofing, basement waterproofing, spray foam insulation, vapor barriers, and mold remediation.

    Do you need a Crawl Space or Basement Specialist?

    We will gladly come to your home for an estimate. Contact us today!