Most people look to take advantage of the cash for caulkers program by going to home depot and buying an energy-efficient microwave, but really the biggest impact (and rebate) is in focusing on the heating & cooling of your home.
There are many companies that provide crawl space insulation services. You can also get the best information about crawl space insulation through the web.
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What is Cash for Caulkers?
Cash for Caulkers is the popular term for the Homestar program. The goal of Cash for Caulkers is to provide an incentive to the homeowner to improve the energy efficiency of their homes – to use the popular term to make the homes more green.
How does Lining my Crawl Space Improve Energy Efficiency?
Without breaking out a thermodynamics book, energy is lost through 3 forms: convection, conduction, radiation. Convection is basically the movement of energy through the air. For example, in the summertime, more hot air will enter your home through the cracks in the floor, cracks in the air vents in the crawl space, and of course when someone opens a door.
Conduction is the transfer of energy through solids. Conduction happens when you heat your cooking pan, then the pan heats your food.
Radiation is the transfer of energy through space. This concept is a little more abstract, but basically its heat transfer through electromagnetic waves, like how the sun heats the earth.
Other Benefits of Crawl Space Liner
Eliminates Radon Gas from entering your home
Blocks out moisture (which can lead to cracks, mold, dust mites etc.