How Much Home Insulation Costs

Winter is coming, and when it comes to preparing your home for the frigid temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is typically at the top of the list. When you’re budgeting to winterize your home, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in the U.S.. 

The first thing to think about when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation company come in and do the work. Choosing to do it yourself may save you money, but you will have to purchase all the materials, equipment, and devote your own time doing the task (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, a job in the attic or crawlspace isn’t how most people want to spend their free time. 

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 – $1500. We find that most consumers spend between $850 and $2000 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, the lower end of the cost estimate reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the important point is that even with a modest investment you can significantly upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort. 

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

There are multiple reasons. 

First, company installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a certain thickness of material. Simply put? The insulation installed by experts is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more sections that are harder to access for the common DIY installation. 

Second, established insulation installers will know how much insulation you need for each region of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost homeowners more money in the long run, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your utility bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be. 

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To properly install insulation you typically need special equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with an expert insulation installation contractor. Plus you don’t have to worry about whether you are running the equipment appropriately. 

Not only can upgrading insulation help you save money on your heating and cooling 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 heating tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 866-397-3787 today for your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!