How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the freezing temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is normally near the top of that list. When you’re planning to prepare your home 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 invest for insulation in Columbus.

The first thing to consider when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation company come in and perform the work. Choosing to do it yourself may save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing 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 repair any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time 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 consumers spend between $900 and $1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, the lower end of the cost estimate is due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the important point is that even with a moderate 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 typically has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In normal words The insulation installed by professionals is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more spaces that are more difficult to access for the usual 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 materials and equipment, but also because your energy bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

Another thing to remember is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you commonly need specific equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with a professional insulation installation company. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are operating the equipment properly.

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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