How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to preparing your home for the freezing temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is normally near the top of that list. When you’re planning to get your home ready for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some 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 have to purchase all the components, equipment, and spend your own time doing the work (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in your attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

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 important point is that even with a moderate investment you can seriously upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

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

There are a few reasons.

First, professionally installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In normal words 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 need for each section of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost homeowners more money over time, not just for more materials 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 keep in mind is equipment. To properly install insulation you usually need specific equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to put in 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 don’t have to worry about whether you are operating the equipment correctly.

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 preparing your home for winter, Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 601-852-3105 today for your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!

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