Winter is coming, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the frigid temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is usually at the top of the list. When you’re deciding how much to spend to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in the U.S..
The first thing to think about when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation team come in and do the job. Doing it yourself may save you money, but you will have to buy all the components, equipment, and spend your own time doing the job (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, a job in the attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.
The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We find that most homeowners spend between $900 and $1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, the lower end of the cost estimate is due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the important point is that even with a modest investment you can seriously 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 normally has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In normal words The insulation installed by professionals is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more areas 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 misjudge the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost homeowners more money ultimately, not just for more materials 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 keep in mind is equipment. To correctly install insulation you commonly need special equipment. You can rent equipment to install insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with an established insulation installation business. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are using the equipment properly.
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 to set up your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!
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