Winter is coming, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the freezing temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is normally at the top of the list. When you’re budgeting to winterize your home, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Climate Control Service Experts is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Mobile.
The first thing to decide when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation company come in and perform the work. Doing it yourself could save you money, but you will have to buy all the components, equipment, and spend your own time doing the work (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, a job in the attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.
The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We see that most consumers 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 important point is that even with a smaller investment you can seriously boost the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.
So with the potential savings, why wouldn’t you just do it yourself?
For a couple reasons.
First, professionally installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by experts is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more sections that are harder to access for the usual DIY installation.
Second, expert insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you should have for each section of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost homeowners more money ultimately, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.
Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To properly install insulation you commonly need special equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with an established insulation installation company. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are running the equipment correctly.
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 preparing your home for winter, Climate Control Service Experts is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 251-202-7503 today to set up your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!