How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the frigid temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is usually at the top of the list. When you’re planning to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Columbia.

The first thing to think about 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 job. Doing it yourself may save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the materials, equipment, and devote your own time doing the work (typically a two-day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, a job in an attic or crawlspace isn’t how most people want to spend their free time.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We discover that most people spend between $900 and $1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, 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 dramatically boost the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

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

There are a few reasons.

First, expertly installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a certain thickness of material. In normal words The insulation installed by insulation companies is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more spaces that are harder to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, established insulation installers will understand how much insulation you should have for each section of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation they need to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost a lot more money ultimately, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your utility bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To correctly install insulation you commonly need particular equipment. Homeowners 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 established insulation installation company. Plus you don’t have to worry about whether you are using the equipment appropriately.

Not only can installing insulation help you save money on your energy 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, Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 803-399-7208 today to schedule your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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