Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the freezing temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is usually near the top of that list. When you’re deciding how much to spend to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in the U.S..
The first thing to consider when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation contractor come in and do the job. Doing it yourself may save you money, but you will have to purchase all the materials, equipment, and spend your own time doing the task (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, a job in your attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.
The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We find that most consumers 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 moderate investment you can drastically 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?
For a couple reasons.
First, expertly installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a certain thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by insulation companies is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more sections that are more difficult to access for the typical DIY installation.
Second, established insulation installers will understand how much insulation you should have for each area of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation they need to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost a lot more money over time, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.
Another thing to remember is equipment. To properly install insulation you commonly need special equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to place insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with an established insulation installation business. 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 utility 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, 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 for your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!
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