How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the icy temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is typically near the top of that list. When you’re deciding how much to spend to winterize your home, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Falso Service Experts is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in East Syracuse.

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 contractor come in and perform the work. Deciding to do it yourself could save you money, but you will have to purchase all the components, equipment, and spend 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 an attic or crawlspace isn’t how most people want to spend their free time.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We discover that most homeowners spend between $900 and $1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, the lower end of the cost estimate reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway is that even with a smaller investment you can dramatically upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

So with the possible savings, why wouldn’t you just do the work yourself?

There are a few reasons.

First, company installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. Simply put? 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, expert insulation installers will understand how much insulation you require for each section of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost homeowners more money ultimately, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your energy bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

Another thing to consider is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you usually need specific equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to install insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with an expert insulation installation company. Plus you don’t have to worry about whether you are operating the equipment properly.

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

Remember while you’re readying your home for winter, Falso Service Experts is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 315-313-6531 today for your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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