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High Energy Bills

Have you noticed a recent uptick in your energy bills? The ongoing quest to pinpoint the cause can be frustrating. 

While the continuous operation of heating or air conditioning undoubtedly plays a role in expenses, the culprit may be found in a damp, humid crawl space with fluctuating temperatures. 

At BQ Basements & Concrete, our commitment is to assist homeowners like yourself in understanding and addressing issues that lead to heightened energy consumption. Our expertise lies in identifying crawl space issues that contribute to energy inefficiency and ensuring your home remains comfortable without straining your budget. 

This page explains why high energy bills occur and how crawl space encapsulation addresses the comfort and financial aspects of your home. 

What Are High Energy Bills? 

High energy bills indicate that you’re paying more than usual for electricity, often due to your HVAC system working harder to maintain your home’s comfort. While thermostat adjustments can contribute, they’re not the sole cause of energy bill spikes. 

The real issue often hides in your home’s crawl space. Crawl space moisture and air leaks there are usually the sneaky culprits behind the high energy bills. As moisture seeps in, your HVAC system has to work extra hard to deal with the cold or heat, and that’s what’s causing the bills to go up. 

This situation is often accompanied by additional crawl space concerns, including: 

Recognizing and addressing the root cause of increased energy bills is essential for restoring efficiency and comfort in your home. 

What Causes High Energy Bills? 

Numerous crawl space issues contribute to high energy bills, including: 

  • Insufficient or damaged insulation 
  • Open crawl space vents or gaps permitting external air and moisture to enter 
  • Landscaping issues guiding water toward the crawl space 
  • High humidity levels resulting in condensation on colder walls 
  • Plumbing leaks causing puddles beneath the house 
  • Saturated soil or standing water affecting wooden supports 

As moisture builds up in the crawl space, it decreases indoor temperatures in the winter and generates hot, humid conditions in the summer. This forces your HVAC system to work harder, leading to higher energy costs as it strives to maintain a comfortable environment. 

These conditions not only affect your energy bills but may also lead to structural damage and compromised indoor air quality. 

BQ Basements & Concrete specializes in recognizing and resolving these concerns, providing effective solutions to improve your home’s efficiency and comfort. 

Can You Fix High Energy Bills? 

Effectively managing high energy bills is achievable. By addressing crawl space moisture and airflow issues, you can improve your home’s environment and reduce energy expenses. 

While DIY repairs may provide temporary relief, they can be costly and pose risks during installation. For a lasting solution, the best choice is a comprehensive crawl space repair system tailored to address the underlying issues in your home. 

BQ Basements & Concrete provides comprehensive solutions to combat crawl space problems contributing to energy inefficiency. Our skilled team conducts thorough inspections to precisely identify issues, ensuring the delivery of personalized and effective repair solutions. 

Our goal is to reduce your energy bills and enhance the overall health and stability of your home. 

How to Fix High Energy Bills 

Ensuring proper insulation and sealing of your crawl space is essential for improving energy efficiency, resulting in a significant decrease in utility expenses. 

BQ Basements & Concrete follows this systematic approach: 

BQ Basements & Concrete utilizes a variety of unique, proprietary products, ensuring you receive personalized solutions tailored to your home’s specific needs. Our products outperform generic alternatives, providing long-lasting results and improved energy efficiency. 

Why Address High Energy Bills Now 

Promptly addressing a damp crawl space is vital for many reasons, such as: 

  • Cost Savings: Addressing crawl space moisture problems protects your home from damage and leads to reduced energy bills, saving you money. 
  • Extended Appliance Lifespan: Harsh conditions strain your HVAC system, heightening the risk of breakdowns. Resolving moisture issues safeguards your appliances, prolonging their lifespan. 
  • Improved Home Comfort: Maintain consistent, comfortable temperatures throughout your home. 
  • Enhanced Indoor Air Quality: A dry, dehumidified crawl space contributes to enhanced air quality. 
  • Rise in Home Value: Energy-efficient homes are more attractive to potential buyers. 

Address these crawl space issues to protect your budget, HVAC system, and home value.  

Contact BQ Basements & Concrete for Reliable Crawl Space Solutions 

Rediscover the comfort and efficiency your home deserves with BQ Basements & Concrete. Our expert team is committed to identifying and resolving any crawl space issues that may hinder your home’s performance. 

For over 30 years, we have been the trusted choice for homeowners in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware, providing exceptional customer service and reliable solutions. 

Invest in your home’s well-being and comfort with a personalized crawl space solution. 

Schedule a free inspection today, receive a no-obligation repair estimate, and explore financing options.


Crawl space encapsulation addresses the underlying moisture and air leakage issues that contribute to energy inefficiency, resulting in reduced energy bills on the next billing cycle and immediate improvements in indoor comfort. 

Contact BQ Basements & Concrete for a free crawl space inspection and to learn about financing options. Our experts will conduct a thorough assessment of your crawl space and offer personalized solutions to restore your home’s comfort and energy efficiency. 

Unexpected increases in your utility expenses without changes in usage patterns, cold floors, elevated indoor humidity, and musty smells may indicate underlying crawl space problems. 

 BQ Basements & Concrete provides free inspections to precisely identify the source of the issue. We then recommend customized crawl space repair solutions to assist you in addressing these energy-draining concerns. 

The duration of a crawl space encapsulation project varies based on the size and complexity of your crawl space. Typically, most encapsulation systems necessitate one to three days for the full installation of moisture mitigation, insulation, and sealing. At BQ Basements & Concrete, our skilled technicians work efficiently to ensure timely and comprehensive protection. 

Contact us today to discover more about our services and to schedule a free inspection. 

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1227 Liberty St., Suite 206
Allentown, PA 18102

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Cherry Hill, NJ 08002


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Montgomeryville, PA 18936

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West Chester, PA 19380