How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to preparing your home for the icy temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is usually at the top of the list. When you’re planning to get your home ready for winter, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Windsor.

The first thing to decide when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation contractor come in and do 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 task (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, a job in an attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We see that most people 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 main takeaway is that even with a modest investment you can seriously upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also enhancing your comfort.

So with the likely savings, why wouldn’t you just do it yourself?

There are a few reasons.

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

Second, professional insulation installers will understand how much insulation you should have for each section 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 ultimately, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your energy bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

Another thing to consider is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you typically need specific equipment. You 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 won’t need to worry about whether you are using 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, Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 226-773-3357 today to schedule your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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