How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the freezing temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is usually at the top of the list. When you’re budgeting to get your home ready for winter, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Gaithersburg.

The first thing to consider when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation company come in and perform the job. Choosing to do it yourself may save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the components, equipment, and use your own time doing the work (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, a job in your attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We see that most consumers spend between $900 and $1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, the lower end of the cost estimate is due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway is that even with a moderate investment you can drastically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

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

For a couple reasons.

First, company installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a certain thickness of material. Simply put? The insulation installed by experts is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more sections that are harder to access for the common DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will know how much insulation you should have for each region of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation required 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 materials and equipment, but also because your utility 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 usually need specific equipment. You can rent equipment to install insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with a professional insulation installation business. Plus you don’t have to worry about whether you are running the equipment appropriately.

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, Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 301-476-4577 today to schedule your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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