Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the icy temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is usually high on the list. When you’re planning to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Freschi Service Experts is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Concord.
The first thing to think about when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation company come in and do the work. Doing it yourself could save you money, but you will have to purchase all the materials, equipment, and spend your own time doing the work (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, working in an attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.
The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We find that most people spend between $850 and $2000 to have blown-in insulation installed. Naturally, 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 dramatically boost the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.
So with the likely savings, why wouldn’t you just do it yourself?
There are a few reasons.
First, professionally installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by insulation companies is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more spaces that are more difficult to access for the usual DIY installation.
Second, established insulation installers will know how much insulation you should have for each area of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of more insulation. This can cost you more money ultimately, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your energy bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.
Another thing to consider is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you commonly need special equipment. You can rent equipment to install insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with a professional insulation installation business. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are using the equipment correctly.
Not only can upgrading insulation help you save money on your energy bills, you can also get a tax credit amount of 10% of the cost, up to $500.
Remember while you’re readying your home for winter, Freschi Service Experts is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 925-384-1303 today to set up your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!