How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the icy temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is normally at the top of the list. When you’re budgeting to get your home ready for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in West Palm Beach.

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

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We find that most homeowners spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, the lower end of the cost estimate is in large part due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway is that even with a moderate 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, company 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 areas that are more difficult to access for the usual DIY installation.

Second, expert 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 homeowners more money over time, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your utility bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To properly install insulation you usually need specific 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 earn 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 make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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