Winter is coming, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the icy temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is typically near the top of that list. When you’re budgeting to winterize your home, 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 invest for insulation in the U.S..
The first thing to decide when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation team come in and do the job. Choosing to do it yourself could save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the insulation, equipment, and devote your own time doing the work (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in your attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.
The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 – $1500. We see that most homeowners spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, the lower end of the cost estimate reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the key point is that even with a modest investment you can dramatically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.
So with the probable 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 certain 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 sections that are harder to access for the typical DIY installation.
Second, established insulation installers will understand how much insulation you need for each area of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation required 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 components and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.
Another thing to remember is equipment. To appropriately 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 a professional insulation installation contractor. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are operating the equipment correctly.
Not only can adding insulation help you save money on your energy bills, you can also earn a tax credit amount of 10% of the cost, up to $500.
Remember while you’re preparing your home for winter, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, HVAC 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 cozy all winter!
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