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 planning 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 consider 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 job. Choosing to do it yourself could save you money, but you will have to buy all the materials, equipment, and devote your own time doing the job (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, working in the attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The typical 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 is due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway 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 do it yourself?

For a couple 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 normal words The insulation installed by professionals is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more areas that are harder to access for the common DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will understand how much insulation you require for each section of your home. Homeowners often underestimate 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 you more money ultimately, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your utility bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you commonly need particular equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to install insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with an expert insulation installation company. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are running the equipment correctly.

Not only can adding 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 readying your home for winter, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, heating and cooling 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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