How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to preparing your home for the icy temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is typically 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? Freschi Service Experts is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Concord.

The first thing to think about when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation contractor come in and do the work. Choosing to do 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 should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, working in the attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $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 important point is that even with a smaller investment you can dramatically boost the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

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

For a couple reasons.

First, company 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 insulation companies is typically higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more spaces that are more difficult to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, established insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you should have for each section of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost homeowners more money ultimately, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your utility 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 standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with an expert insulation installation business. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are operating the equipment properly.

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

Remember while you’re getting your home ready 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!

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