Winter is on its way, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the freezing temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is usually near the top of that list. When you’re planning to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allot for 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 decide when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation contractor come in and do the work. Doing it yourself could save you money, but you will have to buy all the components, equipment, and use your own time doing the work (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in the attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.
The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $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 in large part due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the key point is that even with a modest investment you can dramatically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.
So with the likely savings, why wouldn’t you just do the work yourself?
For a couple reasons.
First, expertly installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by insulation companies is typically higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more spaces that are harder to access for the usual DIY installation.
Second, expert insulation installers will understand how much insulation you need for each area of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost a lot more money over time, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling 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 usually need special equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to install insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with an expert insulation installation business. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are operating the equipment properly.
Not only can upgrading insulation help you save money on your energy bills, you can also get a tax credit amount of 10% of the cost, up to $500.
Remember while you’re getting your home ready for winter, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, HVAC systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 866-397-3787 today to set up your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!
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