Winter is coming, and when it comes to preparing your home for the frigid temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is usually at the top of the list. When you’re budgeting to winterize your home, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in the U.S..
The first thing to consider when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation company come in and do the work. Doing it yourself can save you money, but you will have to purchase all the materials, equipment, and spend your own time doing the work (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, working in the attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.
The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 – $1500. We see that most homeowners spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, the lower end of the cost estimate reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the important point is that even with a modest investment you can dramatically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.
So with the potential savings, why wouldn’t you just do it yourself?
There are a few reasons.
First, professionally installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by professionals is typically higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more areas that are more difficult to access for the typical DIY installation.
Second, professional insulation installers will know how much insulation you need for each area of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost you more money in the long run, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your energy bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.
Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To properly install insulation you typically need special equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to install insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with a professional insulation installation company. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are using the equipment correctly.
Not only can upgrading insulation help you save money on your energy bills, you can also get a tax credit amount of 10% of the cost, up to $500.
Remember while you’re getting your home ready for winter, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 866-397-3787 today to schedule your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!
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