How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

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 get your home ready for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 job. Choosing to do 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 go wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, a job in an attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We discover that most consumers spend between $850 and $2000 to have blown-in insulation installed. Naturally, the lower end of the cost estimate is in large part due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway is that even with a smaller investment you can seriously boost the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

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

There are a few reasons.

First, company installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In normal words The insulation installed by professionals is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more sections that are more difficult to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you should have for each area of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job 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 remember is equipment. To properly install insulation you commonly need specific equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to install 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 properly.

Not only can adding 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 Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, heating and cooling 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!

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