How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the frigid temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is typically high on the list. When you’re planning to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? McElroy Service Experts 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 whether 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 materials, equipment, and use your own time doing the work (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to repair 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 see 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 main takeaway is that even with a modest investment you can seriously improve 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, professionally installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a specific 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 areas that are tougher to access for the usual DIY installation.

Second, established insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you need for each section of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost you more money ultimately, not just for more materials 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 remember is equipment. To properly 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 an expert insulation installation business. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are using the equipment properly.

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, McElroy Service Experts is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, HVAC systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 308-210-4398 today for your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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