How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the icy temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is typically 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? Knochelmann Service Experts is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Sharonville.

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. Doing it yourself could save you money, but you will have to buy all the components, equipment, and spend your own time doing the work (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in an attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We find that most consumers 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 modest investment you can drastically boost the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

So with the potential savings, why wouldn’t you just install insulation yourself?

For a couple reasons.

First, expertly installed insulation normally 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 thorough and covers more sections that are more difficult to access for the usual DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you should have for each section of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate 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 you more money ultimately, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your energy bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

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

Not only can adding 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, Knochelmann Service Experts is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 859-905-0834 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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