How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the frigid temperatures, adding 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 allocate to insulation? Midland Air Service Experts is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Columbia.

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 job. Choosing to do it yourself may save you money, but you will have to purchase all the insulation, equipment, and devote your own time doing the job (typically a multi-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 see that most homeowners 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 upgrading 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 standard of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by insulation companies is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more spaces that are harder to access for the usual 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 energy bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

Another thing to remember 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 won’t have to worry about whether you are operating the equipment appropriately.

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 readying your home for winter, Midland Air Service Experts is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, heating and cooling 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 cozy all winter!

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