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 typically 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 if you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation company come in and perform the job. Deciding to do it yourself may save you money, but you will have to purchase all the components, equipment, and spend your own time doing the job (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, a job in an attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We see 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 upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

So with the probable 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 standard of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. Simply put? The insulation installed by insulation companies is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more spaces that are more difficult to access for the common DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you require for each section of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost homeowners more money in the long run, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could increase 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 install insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with an established insulation installation contractor. 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 be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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