Crawl Space Vent Covers
Bix Basement Systems can seal your crawl space vents with vent covers so that outside air won’t be able to get inside your Peoria, IL, Bloomington, IL, Quincy, IL, Fort Madison, IA, or Hannibal, MO area home. Time and time again, crawl space vents have proven to do more harm than good on homes all over IL, IA, and MO. These vents, when not properly sealed, can allow in humid, damp, and freezing cold air. For this reason, your HVAC systems will have to work harder and harder to keep your home comfortable throughout each season of the year. This doesn’t just mean that you’ll have skyrocketing energy bills each month, but it also means that you’ll likely have an air conditioner or furnace which will need costly repair work to keep them running.
Our professionals know that the best way to take care of these vent covers is to properly seal them so that outside air won’t be able to get into your crawl space and work its way up into your home. This can be done with crawl space vent cover installation. We will be sure that we create an airtight seal on the vents with the use of our high-quality, durable vent covers. Our vent covers will be able to keep out humid, cold, or warm outside air, and will also be able to keep out unwanted pests.
Crawl Space Vents
When you have crawl space vents without any kind of cover in place, it can act as an invitation for termites, rats, and other critters to come inside and set up a home. Termites, carpenter ants, beetles, spiders, rats, snakes, and mice are attracted to dark, damp areas – like a crawl space. They carry on their entire life cycle underneath your home, living and dying. As you can imagine, this is very dangerous for you and your family, and can cause serious problems for your indoor air quality. Also, termites, and other pests will eat away at the wooden materials underneath your home and this can cause a variety of structural problems for you to deal with.
Also, crawl space vents which aren’t sealed can allow in cold or warm air into your home. If you have utilities underneath your home, such as a water heater, pipes, or air ducts, they will have to work much harder, and will probably break down much quicker than utilities which are kept in a sealed environment. This cold or warm air will also be able to make its way up and into your home, causing you and your family to feel very uncomfortable throughout every season.