How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the freezing temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is usually high on the list. When you’re budgeting to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Grand Island.

The first thing to consider when adding 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 work. Doing it yourself may save you money, but you will have to buy all the insulation, equipment, and use your own time doing the job (typically a more than one 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 average cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We discover that most consumers spend between $850 and $2000 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 seriously upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also enhancing your comfort.

So with the likely savings, why wouldn’t you just do it yourself?

For a couple reasons.

First, company installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by experts is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more sections that are tougher to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, established insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you require for each area of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost homeowners more money ultimately, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your energy bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you commonly need special equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with a professional insulation installation business. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are using 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 readying your home for winter, McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, HVAC systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 308-210-4398 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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