How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the frigid temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is normally near the top of that list. When you’re budgeting to winterize your home, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Alliance.

The first thing to consider when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation company come in and do 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 should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in an attic or crawlspace isn’t how most people want to spend their free time.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We discover that most homeowners spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, 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 moderate investment you can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your home while also enhancing your comfort.

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

There are multiple reasons.

First, professionally installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the amount 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 harder to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, expert insulation installers will know how much insulation you require for each region of your home. Homeowners often underestimate 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 you more money ultimately, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To correctly install insulation you typically need specific equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to install insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with an expert insulation installation company. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are using the equipment correctly.

Not only can installing insulation help you save money on your utility bills, you can also earn a tax credit amount of 10% of the cost, up to $500.  

Remember while you’re readying your home for winter, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, HVAC systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 330-235-1260 today for your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!