How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the freezing temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is usually at the top of the list. When you’re planning to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? A-PLUS Service Experts is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Waldorf.

The first thing to consider when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation team come in and do the work. Choosing to do it yourself can save you money, but you will have to purchase all the materials, equipment, and spend your own time doing the task (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in your attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We see that most people 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 moderate investment you can significantly upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

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

For a couple reasons.

First, expertly 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 professionals is usually 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, professional insulation installers will know how much insulation you need for each section 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 a lot more money ultimately, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.

Another thing to remember is equipment. To properly install insulation you usually need special equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with an established insulation installation business. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are using the equipment appropriately.

Not only can installing insulation help you save money on your energy 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, A-PLUS Service Experts is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 301-747-3140 today to set up your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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