Winter is coming, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the icy 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? Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in the U.S..
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 company come in and perform the job. Deciding to do it yourself could save you money, but you will have to buy all the materials, equipment, and use your own time doing the task (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 an attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.
The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 – $1500. We find that most homeowners spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, the lower end of the cost estimate is due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the key point is that even with a modest investment you can drastically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.
So with the probable savings, why wouldn’t you just do the work yourself?
For a couple reasons.
First, professionally installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a specific 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 areas that are harder to access for the common DIY installation.
Second, established insulation installers will understand how much insulation you require for each area of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of more insulation. This can cost you more money ultimately, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your utility bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.
Another thing to consider is equipment. To properly install insulation you usually 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 properly.
Not only can installing insulation help you save money on your energy bills, you can also earn 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 heating tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 866-397-3787 today to schedule your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!
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