How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to preparing your home for the icy temperatures, installing 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 allocate to insulation? Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to shell out 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 contractor come in and perform the job. Choosing to do it yourself can save you money, but you will have to buy all the components, equipment, and spend your own time doing the work (typically a two-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 average 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 main takeaway is that even with a modest investment you can drastically boost the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

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

There are a few reasons.

First, expertly installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a certain 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 areas that are more difficult to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, expert insulation installers will be aware 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, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost homeowners more money ultimately, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your utility bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

Another thing to remember is equipment. To properly install insulation you commonly need particular equipment. You can rent equipment to place insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with an expert insulation installation company. Plus you don’t have to worry about whether you are running the equipment properly.

Not only can upgrading 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, Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!

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