How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the freezing temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is normally at the top of the list. When you’re budgeting to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Donelson Air Service Experts is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Nashville.

The first thing to think about when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation company come in and perform the job. Deciding to do it yourself could save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the components, 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 your attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We find that most people spend between $850 and $2000 to have blown-in insulation installed. Naturally, the lower end of the cost estimate reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the important point is that even with a moderate investment you can significantly upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

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

There are multiple reasons.

First, expertly installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. Simply put? The insulation installed by professionals is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more sections that are tougher to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, established insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you need for each area of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation they need to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of more insulation. This can cost homeowners more money over time, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your energy bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To properly install insulation you commonly need particular equipment. You can rent equipment to install insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with a professional insulation installation business. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are running the equipment appropriately.

Not only can installing insulation help you save money on your utility bills, you can also earn a tax credit amount of 10% of the cost, up to $500.  

Remember while you’re getting your home ready for winter, Donelson Air Service Experts is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 615-953-9885 today for your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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