How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the freezing temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is usually near the top of that list. When you’re deciding how much to spend to get your home ready for winter, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Naples.

The first thing to decide when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation contractor come in and perform the job. Deciding to do it yourself may save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the components, equipment, and spend your own time doing the work (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, a job in an attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We discover that most homeowners spend between $900 and $1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, the lower end of the cost estimate is due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the key point is that even with a moderate investment you can dramatically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

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

There are a few reasons.

First, company installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. Simply put? The insulation installed by insulation companies is typically higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more spaces that are harder to access for the common DIY installation.

Second, expert insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you require for each area of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost homeowners more money over time, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to consider is equipment. To correctly install insulation you commonly need particular equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with an established insulation installation company. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are running the equipment correctly.

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

Remember while you’re getting your home ready for winter, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, HVAC systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 239-908-6991 today to set up your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!

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