How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the frigid temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is usually at the top of the list. When you’re deciding how much to spend to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Wheeling.

The first thing to think about when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation company come in and do the work. Choosing to do it yourself can save you money, but you will have to buy all the components, equipment, and spend your own time doing the work (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 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 homeowners 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 modest investment you can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

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

For a couple reasons.

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

Second, professional insulation installers will understand how much insulation you need 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 in the long run, 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 properly install insulation you typically need specific equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the standard 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 getting your home ready for winter, Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 847-250-6729 today for your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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