Winter is on its way, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the frigid temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is usually near the top of that list. When you’re budgeting to get your home ready for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in the U.S..
The first thing to think about when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation contractor come in and do the work. Deciding to do it yourself can save you money, but you will have to buy all the materials, equipment, and spend your own time doing the work (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, working in an attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.
The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 – $1500. We find that most people spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, the lower end of the cost estimate reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway is that even with a moderate investment you can dramatically upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.
So with the probable savings, why wouldn’t you just do the work yourself?
For a couple reasons.
First, company installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the amount 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 thorough and covers more areas that are harder to access for the common DIY installation.
Second, expert insulation installers will know how much insulation you should have for each section of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost a lot more money in the long run, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.
Another thing to consider is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you usually need specific equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to install insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with an established insulation installation contractor. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are using the equipment properly.
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 preparing your home for winter, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 866-397-3787 today to schedule your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!
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