How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the icy temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is normally high on the list. When you’re planning to winterize your home, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in West Palm Beach.

The first thing to decide when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation company come in and do the job. Choosing to do it yourself can save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the components, equipment, and spend your own time doing the job (typically a two-day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, a job in the attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We find that most homeowners spend between $850 and $2000 to have blown-in insulation installed. Naturally, the lower end of the cost estimate is in large part due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the important point is that even with a modest investment you can seriously improve the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

So with the likely savings, why wouldn’t you just install insulation yourself?

There are a few reasons.

First, professionally installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a given 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 sections that are more difficult to access for the usual DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will understand how much insulation you need for each area of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost you more money in the long run, not just for more insulation 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 remember is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you typically need special equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to install 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 don’t have to worry about whether you are running the equipment correctly.

Not only can installing insulation help you save money on your heating and cooling 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, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 561-629-1826 today to set up your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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