Winter is right around the corner, 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 deciding how much to spend to get your home ready for winter, 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 shell out 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 company come in and perform the work. Deciding to do it yourself could save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the materials, equipment, and spend your own time doing the task (typically a two-day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, a job in your attic or crawlspace isn’t how most people want to spend their free time.
The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We find that most consumers spend between $850 and $2000 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, the lower end of the cost estimate is due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway is that even with a smaller investment you can seriously upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.
So with the probable savings, why wouldn’t you just do it yourself?
There are multiple reasons.
First, company installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In normal words The insulation installed by professionals is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more sections that are harder to access for the common DIY installation.
Second, professional insulation installers will understand how much insulation you need for each region of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost a lot more money over time, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.
Another thing to remember is equipment. To correctly install insulation you usually need particular equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to place insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with an established insulation installation contractor. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are operating the equipment correctly.
Not only can upgrading 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, 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 be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!
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