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 normally at the top of the list. When you’re budgeting to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Teays Valley Service Experts is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Hurricane.

The first thing to think about when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation team come in and do the job. Choosing to do it yourself may save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the insulation, equipment, and spend your own time doing the work (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, working in an attic or crawlspace isn’t how most people want to spend their free time.

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We find 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 modest investment you can dramatically upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

So with the potential savings, why wouldn’t you just do the work yourself?

For a couple reasons.

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

Second, professional insulation installers will know how much insulation you require for each area of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of more insulation. This can cost a lot more money over time, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your energy bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To correctly install insulation you typically need particular equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to install insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with an established insulation installation business. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are using the equipment correctly.

Not only can adding 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, Teays Valley Service Experts is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 304-760-5088 today for your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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