How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the frigid temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is usually near the top of that list. When you’re deciding how much to spend 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 Medina.

The first thing to decide 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 perform the work. Choosing to do it yourself could save you money, but you will have to purchase all the insulation, 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, working in the attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We see that most homeowners spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, the lower end of the cost estimate is due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the key point is that even with a smaller investment you can drastically upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also enhancing your comfort.

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

For a couple reasons.

First, expertly installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a certain thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by experts is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more spaces that are harder to access for the usual DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will know how much insulation you require for each section of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost a lot more money in the long run, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

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

Not only can upgrading insulation help you save money on your energy bills, you can also earn a tax credit amount of 10% of the cost, up to $500.  

Remember while you’re preparing your home for winter, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, HVAC systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 330-305-2799 today for your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!

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