How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the frigid temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is typically high on the list. When you’re budgeting to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Peitz Service Experts is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Pierre.

The first thing to decide when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation contractor come in and do the job. Choosing to do it yourself may save you money, but you will have to purchase all the insulation, equipment, and devote your own time doing the task (typically a two-day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in the attic or crawlspace isn’t how most people want to spend their free time.

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We see 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 important point is that even with a modest investment you can drastically boost the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

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

There are multiple reasons.

First, expertly installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by insulation companies is typically higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more sections that are tougher to access for the usual DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will understand how much insulation you require for each area of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost homeowners more money in the long run, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your utility bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to consider is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you usually need particular equipment. You can rent equipment to install insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with a professional insulation installation contractor. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are running the equipment correctly.

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

Remember while you’re getting your home ready for winter, Peitz Service Experts is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 605-223-0307 today to set up your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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