How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to preparing your home for the icy temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is usually near the top of that list. When you’re budgeting to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Fort Myers.

The first thing to think about when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation contractor come in and perform the work. Doing it yourself could save you money, but you will have to buy all the materials, equipment, and devote your own time doing the work (typically a two-day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in the attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We see that most people spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, the lower end of the cost estimate reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the important point is that even with a smaller investment you can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

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

There are a few reasons.

First, company installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a certain thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by experts is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more sections that are more difficult to access for the common DIY installation.

Second, expert insulation installers will understand how much insulation you need for each area of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being 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 energy bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To properly install insulation you commonly need particular equipment. You can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with a professional insulation installation contractor. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are running the equipment correctly.

Not only can upgrading insulation help you save money on your utility 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 furnace tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 239-908-6991 today for your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!

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