How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the icy temperatures, installing 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 consider when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation company 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 multi-day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in the 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 improving your comfort.

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

For a couple reasons.

First, professionally installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a certain thickness of material. Simply put? The insulation installed by experts 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 area of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost you more money ultimately, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your utility bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.

Another thing to consider is equipment. To properly install insulation you usually 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 normally higher with a professional insulation installation contractor. Plus you don’t have to worry about whether you are operating the equipment correctly.

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

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

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