How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the icy temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is typically at the top of the list. When you’re deciding how much to spend to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Kingston.

The first thing to decide when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation contractor come in and do the job. Choosing to do it yourself may save you money, but you will have to purchase all the insulation, equipment, and devote your own time doing the job (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, a job in the attic or crawlspace isn’t how most people want to spend their free time.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We discover that most consumers 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 moderate investment you can drastically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

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

There are multiple reasons.

First, expertly installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by professionals is normally 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, professional insulation installers will know how much insulation you should have for each area of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of more insulation. This can cost you more money ultimately, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your utility bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you usually need special equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to place insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with an established insulation installation contractor. Plus you don’t have to worry about whether you are running the equipment correctly.

Not only can upgrading insulation help you save money on your heating and cooling bills, you can also receive 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 furnace tune-ups, HVAC systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 613-817-1591 today to set up your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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