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 allocate to insulation? A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Waldorf.

The first thing to think about 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 be responsible purchasing all the insulation, equipment, and use your own time doing the task (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, working in your attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We discover that most people spend between $850 and $2000 to have blown-in insulation installed. Naturally, the lower end of the cost estimate reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the important point is that even with a modest investment you can significantly upgrade 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 a few reasons.

First, expertly installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the standard 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 comprehensive and covers more areas that are more difficult to access for the common DIY installation.

Second, expert insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you need for each section of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of more 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 go up since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.

Another thing to remember is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you usually need specific 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 established insulation installation business. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are operating 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 Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, heating and cooling 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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