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High Energy Bills

For many Western Colorado homeowners, high energy bills are a source of concern. While heating and cooling systems undoubtedly contribute to increased costs, often the culprit lies within the crawl space.  

Foundation Repair of Western Colorado understands that crawl space issues can dramatically increase electricity and gas consumption, leading to uncomfortable living conditions and a strained budget. 

This article will expose the reasons behind high energy bills and how our innovative crawl space encapsulation solutions can assist you in regaining control over your home’s efficiency. 

What Are High Energy Bills? 

High energy bills are those that exceed the expected monthly cost for your household’s typical energy usage, often caused by inefficient appliances, poor insulation, or hidden leaks.  

Homes experiencing consistently high utility costs may have HVAC systems operating extensively to combat crawl space moisture and airflow issues, struggling to maintain livable temperatures. The ascent of dampness into the home compels heating and cooling systems to operate more rigorously, leading to discomfort and progressively escalating costs over time. 

High bills are often associated with crawl space moisture issues, including: 

Identifying the root causes of high energy bills is vital to permanently restoring your home’s efficiency and comfort.  

What Causes High Energy Bills?  

Several common crawl space issues can increase utility bills by necessitating excess HVAC runtimes to combat temperature and moisture problems: 

Accumulation of crawl space moisture can result in lower interior temperatures in the winter and hot, humid conditions during the summer. This forces your HVAC system to exert extra effort, increasing energy bills in its attempt to maintain comfortable temperatures.  

Foundation Repair of Western Colorado diagnoses these issues and offers effective solutions to enhance your home’s efficiency and comfort. 

Can You Permanently Fix High Energy Bills?  

Yes, homeowners can permanently restore energy efficiency and create comfortable conditions by addressing crawl space moisture and airflow imbalances at the source. While simple DIY repairs may appear cost-effective initially, they often fail to resolve underlying issues permanently. The most effective repair solution to achieve efficiency is a professionally installed, customized, code-compliant encapsulation system. 

Foundation Repair of Western Colorado provides whole-home solutions designed by engineers to comprehensively combat home efficiency challenges. Our ultimate goal is to permanently reduce energy bills and enhance home health through automation integrations. 

How to Fix High Energy Bills  

Effective insulation and sealing of your crawl space is crucial for enhancing energy efficiency, leading to significant reductions in utility bills. Foundation Repair of Western Colorado employs a step-by-step approach, including these steps: 

Foundation Repair of Western Colorado utilizes a proprietary line of products, ensuring you receive tailored solutions that outperform generic options, providing long-lasting results, improved energy efficiency, and a healthier home.  

Why Address High Energy Bills Now? 

It is crucial to address crawl space issues for several essential reasons, including: 

  • Immediate Cost Savings: Moisture damage worsens over time, leading to increased repair costs. Resolving these issues promptly can result in a reduction in your energy bills. 
  • Improved Appliance Longevity: Poor conditions in the crawl space can cause your HVAC system to work harder, increasing the risk of breakdowns. Addressing moisture problems helps protect your appliances, extending their lifespan. 
  • Better Home Comfort: Resolving issues in the crawl space ensures more consistent temperatures throughout your home. 
  • Fresh Indoor Air Quality: A dry, dehumidified crawl space contributes to improved air quality. 
  • Enhanced Home Value: Energy-efficient homes are more appealing to potential buyers. 

Safeguard your budget, HVAC system, and property value with crawl space solutions that address the core problem of high energy bills. 

Contact Foundation Repair of Western Colorado for Reliable Encapsulation Systems 

Regain control over your home’s efficiency, comfort, and energy expenditures with crawl space encapsulation services from Foundation Repair of Western Colorado. Our team identifies and resolves crawl space moisture issues and implements solutions you can trust. Contact us to schedule a free inspection and receive a personalized repair estimate. 


Sudden increases in utility bills without changes in usage, cold floors, high indoor humidity, and musty smells may indicate crawl space trouble. Foundation Repair of Western Colorado determines the source of the problem and recommends customized repair solutions during a free inspection

Crawl space encapsulation repair timelines vary, depending on the size of the crawl space, the extent of existing damage, and the specific solutions installed. Most encapsulation systems require one to three days to install moisture mitigation, insulation, and sealing. Foundation Repair of Western Colorado teams work efficiently to ensure complete protection without delays.  

Contact us to learn more and to schedule a free inspection

While you will typically notice improved indoor conditions immediately after crawl space encapsulation, most homeowners report seeing a reduction in energy bills on their next billing cycle.  

Contact Foundation Repair of Western Colorado today to schedule a free crawl space inspection and to learn about financing options. 

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