How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the icy temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is normally high on the list. When you’re budgeting 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 shell out for insulation in Girard.

The first thing to decide when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation team come in and perform the work. Doing it yourself could save you money, but you will have to buy all the insulation, equipment, and spend your own time doing the job (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, a job in the attic or crawlspace isn’t how most people want to spend their free time.

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

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

There are multiple reasons.

First, company installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by experts is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more spaces that are tougher to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will know how much insulation you require for each section of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost homeowners more money over time, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your utility bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you usually need particular equipment. You can rent equipment to install insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with an expert insulation installation business. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are operating the equipment properly.

Not only can installing insulation help you save money on your utility 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 is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 330-269-7235 today to set up your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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