How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the frigid temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is typically high on the list. When you’re deciding how much to spend to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Comfort Masters Service Experts is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Wheeling.

The first thing to consider when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation contractor come in and do the work. Doing it yourself can save you money, but you will have to buy all the components, equipment, and spend your own time doing the job (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, working in your attic or crawlspace isn’t how most people want to spend their free time.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We see that most people spend between $850 and $2000 to have blown-in insulation installed. Naturally, the lower end of the cost estimate reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the key point is that even with a moderate investment you can significantly upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

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

For a couple reasons.

First, professionally installed insulation usually 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 typically higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more areas that are tougher to access for the usual DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will understand how much insulation you require for each region of your home. Homeowners often misjudge 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 a lot more money over time, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to remember is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you usually need special equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to install insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with an established insulation installation contractor. Plus you don’t have to worry about whether you are operating the equipment correctly.

Not only can installing insulation help you save money on your heating and cooling bills, you can also receive a tax credit amount of 10% of the cost, up to $500.  

Remember while you’re readying your home for winter, Comfort Masters Service Experts is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 847-250-6729 today to schedule your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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