How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the freezing temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is normally near the top of that list. When you’re planning to winterize your home, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Comfortech Service Experts is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Jackson.

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

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We see that most people spend between $900 and $1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, 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 seriously upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

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

There are a few reasons.

First, professionally installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by professionals is typically higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more spaces that are harder to access for the usual DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will know how much insulation you require for each area of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of more insulation. This can cost you more money in the long run, 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 appropriately install insulation you typically need special equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to install insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with an established insulation installation contractor. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are using the equipment properly.

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

Remember while you’re preparing your home for winter, Comfortech Service Experts is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 601-852-3105 today for your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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