Winter is on its way, and when it comes to preparing your home for the icy temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is typically at the top of the list. When you’re budgeting to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in the U.S..
The first thing to decide 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 do the work. Doing it yourself may save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the components, equipment, and use your own time doing the job (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, working in your attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.
The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We discover that most consumers spend between $900 and $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 modest investment you can seriously upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.
So with the potential savings, why wouldn’t you just install insulation yourself?
There are a few reasons.
First, professionally installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. Simply put? The insulation installed by professionals is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more sections that are tougher to access for the typical DIY installation.
Second, expert insulation installers will understand how much insulation you require for each region of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate 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 homeowners more money in the long run, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.
Another thing to consider is equipment. To correctly install insulation you typically need specific equipment. You 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 don’t have to worry about whether you are using the equipment properly.
Not only can upgrading insulation help you save money on your heating and cooling 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, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 866-397-3787 today to schedule your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!
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