How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the frigid temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is normally near the top of that list. When you’re planning to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in North America.

The first thing to consider when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation company come in and do the job. Choosing to do it yourself could save you money, but you will have to purchase all the insulation, equipment, and devote your own time doing the work (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, a job in your attic or crawlspace isn’t how most people want to spend their free time.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We discover that most homeowners spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, the lower end of the cost estimate is due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway is that even with a modest investment you can seriously upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

So with the possible savings, why wouldn’t you just install insulation yourself?

There are a few reasons.

First, professionally installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In normal words The insulation installed by professionals is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more areas that are more difficult to access for the common DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will know how much insulation you need for each section of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of more insulation. This can cost a lot more money in the long run, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.

Another thing to consider is equipment. To correctly install insulation you usually need special equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to place insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with an expert insulation installation business. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are running the equipment correctly.

Not only can upgrading insulation help you save money on your heating and cooling bills, you can also get a tax credit amount of 10% of the cost, up to $500.  

Remember while you’re readying your home for winter, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, HVAC systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 866-397-3787 today to set up your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!

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