Home improvement is a part of any homeowners list of “to dos”. Whether you are simply making needed repairs of tackling a larger project, the end result will add value to your home.
Many owners put off major projects due to budget constraints. One of the more involved projects to tackle is that of updating the flooring. Raised access flooring by AirFixture is a cost-effective solution that adds to the equity in your home and gives a completely new, fresh look to your home.
Commercial buildings and businesses also benefit from raised flooring. There are different applications of underfloor ventilation like hospitals and office buildings that need better ventilation systems.
Something to consider with raised flooring is the improvement in energy efficiency. Less ductwork is needed to install a complete system, and yet the system takes the air to where it’s needed. Installation costs for underfloor ventilation are usually less than other types of flooring.
The need for a suspended or drop ceiling is eliminated. All the ductwork, wiring, and HVAC components are hidden beneath the floor. Better ventilation means that it is easier to keep every room at a constant temperature. This is a plus for employees who are either too hot or too cold depending on where their office is located. It’s also easier to keep the temperature of larger, open spaces regulated.
Raised flooring comes in many different types of materials, from wood and concrete to tile and carpeting. Plus, the flooring tends to be more durable than traditional flooring. Budget wise, the long-term costs are reasonable. The flexibility to mix and match designs is limited only by your imagination. Because raised flooring is installed in square panels, it is also easier to change the décor if you choose.
Home improvement projects are often put off because of the time it takes to complete the work. Installing an underfloor ventilation system is relatively quick to minimize disruption to your family’s routine. The results are beautiful, adding warmth and comfort to your space.
Underfloor ventilation is a worthwhile investment, especially if you choose to sell your home later. Updated flooring is one of the first things a potential buyer looks for in a home. The location of all the home’s wiring and HVAC systems is another concern for ease of repair and maintenance.
The empty space under the floor, often referred to as the crawl space can be hard to regulate, temperature wise. Be providing better air circulation in this empty space, many problems can be avoided including:
• Mold spores
• Stale, unhealthy air
• Seepage of unhealthy gases
• Areas that are too cold or too hot
When you are ready to tackle your next home improvement adventure, consider starting at ground level. Make your home healthier, and more comfortable – all while staying within your budget. Once your old flooring has been removed, and the ventilation system installed, consider updating to a raised floor. The investment now will more than pay for itself in the future.