How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the frigid temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is normally near the top of that list. When you’re budgeting to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Columbus.

The first thing to think about when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation contractor come in and perform the job. Doing it yourself may save you money, but you will have to purchase all the components, equipment, and devote your own time doing the task (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in an attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We find that most consumers spend between $900 and $1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, the lower end of the cost estimate reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway is that even with a modest investment you can drastically upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

So with the potential savings, why wouldn’t you just do the work yourself?

There are multiple reasons.

First, company installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In normal words The insulation installed by experts is normally 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, expert insulation installers will understand how much insulation you should have for each region of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of further 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 effective as it could be.

Another thing to remember is equipment. To properly install insulation you commonly need special equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to install insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with a professional insulation installation company. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are using the equipment correctly.

Not only can installing 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 getting your home ready 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 614-334-3192 today for your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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