Winter is coming, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the icy temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is usually near the top of that list. When you’re planning to winterize your home, do you know how much to allocate to 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 consider when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation team come in and do the job. Doing it yourself can save you money, but you will have to buy 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, spending long periods of time in an attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.
The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 – $1500. We discover that most people spend between $850 and $2000 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, the lower end of the cost estimate is due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the key point is that even with a smaller investment you can drastically upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.
So with the probable savings, why wouldn’t you just do the work yourself?
There are a few reasons.
First, professionally installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a certain thickness of material. In normal words The insulation installed by professionals is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more sections that are tougher to access for the common DIY installation.
Second, professional insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you should have for each section of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation they need to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost homeowners more money over time, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your energy bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.
Another thing to remember is equipment. To properly install insulation you typically need particular equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to place insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with an established insulation installation company. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are using the equipment properly.
Not only can installing 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 getting your home ready for winter, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 866-397-3787 today to set up your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!
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