How Much Home Insulation Costs

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to preparing your home for the icy temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is typically near the top of that list. When you’re budgeting to get your home ready for winter, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in the U.S.. 

The first thing to consider when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation team come in and perform the work. Choosing to do it yourself could save you money, but you will have to buy all the insulation, equipment, and devote your own time doing the job (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in your attic or crawlspace isn’t how most people want to spend their free time. 

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We see that most homeowners spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, 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 drastically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort. 

So with the potential savings, why wouldn’t you just do the work yourself? 

There are a few reasons. 

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

Second, professional insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you need for each section of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost a lot more money over time, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your utility bills could go up 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 particular 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 a professional insulation installation business. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are running the equipment appropriately. 

Not only can adding insulation help you save money on your energy bills, you can also earn 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 furnace tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 866-397-3787 today to schedule your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!