How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the icy temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is normally at the top of the list. When you’re budgeting to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Ravenna.

The first thing to consider when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation team come in and perform the work. Deciding to do it yourself can save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the insulation, equipment, and devote your own time doing the work (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, working in an attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We discover that most people spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, the lower end of the cost estimate is due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway is that even with a modest investment you can seriously boost the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

So with the probable savings, why wouldn’t you just do it yourself?

There are multiple reasons.

First, expertly installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. Simply put? The insulation installed by insulation companies is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more sections that are tougher to access for the usual DIY installation.

Second, established insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you need for each section of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation they need to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost you more money over time, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your utility bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you usually need particular equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to install insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with an established insulation installation business. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are using the equipment properly.

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

Remember while you’re readying your home for winter, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 330-236-4793 today for your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!

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