Winter is coming, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the freezing temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is typically near the top of that list. When you’re deciding how much to spend to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allocate to 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 think about when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation team come in and do the work. Choosing to do it yourself can save you money, but you will have to buy all the components, equipment, and use your own time doing the job (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, a job in your 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 find that most consumers 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 smaller investment you can drastically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.
So with the likely savings, why wouldn’t you just do the work yourself?
There are multiple reasons.
First, expertly installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a certain thickness of material. In normal words The insulation installed by experts is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more areas that are more difficult to access for the usual DIY installation.
Second, expert insulation installers will know how much insulation you need for each area of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost a lot more money in the long run, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.
Another thing to remember is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you typically need specific equipment. You can rent equipment to install 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 using the equipment appropriately.
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 preparing your home for winter, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 866-397-3787 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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