Winter is coming, and when it comes to preparing your home for the freezing temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is normally 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 decide when adding 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 job. Choosing to do it yourself may save you money, but you will have to purchase all the components, equipment, and use your own time doing the job (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, a job in the attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.
The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 – $1500. We discover that most homeowners spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Naturally, 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 smaller investment you can significantly upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.
So with the likely savings, why wouldn’t you just do the work yourself?
There are a few reasons.
First, company 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 experts is typically higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more areas that are more difficult to access for the common DIY installation.
Second, established insulation installers will understand how much insulation you should have for each section of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost you more money over time, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.
Another thing to consider is equipment. To properly install insulation you typically need special equipment. You can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with an established insulation installation company. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are operating the equipment appropriately.
Not only can installing insulation help you save money on your utility bills, you can also receive 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 & Plumbing is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 866-397-3787 today to schedule your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!
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