Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to preparing your home for the icy temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is normally at the top of the list. When you’re deciding how much to spend to get your home ready for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in the U.S..
The first thing to think about when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation team come in and perform the work. Deciding to do it yourself can save you money, but you will have to purchase all the components, equipment, and use your own time doing the task (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should happen, 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 usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We find that most people spend between $900 and $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 smaller investment you can seriously boost the energy efficiency of your home while also enhancing your comfort.
So with the possible savings, why wouldn’t you just do it yourself?
There are a few reasons.
First, expertly installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by professionals is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more spaces that are tougher to access for the usual DIY installation.
Second, expert insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you need for each area of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost homeowners more money in the long run, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.
Another thing to remember is equipment. To correctly install insulation you usually need specific equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to install insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with an expert insulation installation company. 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 earn a tax credit amount of 10% of the cost, up to $500.
Remember while you’re preparing your home 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 set up your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!
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