How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the frigid temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is typically high on the list. When you’re budgeting 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 shell out for insulation in Ocala.

The first thing to consider when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation contractor come in and perform the work. Doing it yourself can save you money, but you will have to buy all the components, 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 repair any issues. Plus, working in the attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We see that most consumers 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 main takeaway is that even with a smaller investment you can seriously 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, company installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. Simply put? The insulation installed by experts is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more sections that are harder to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will know how much insulation you should have for each region of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of more insulation. This can cost you more money ultimately, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your utility bills could go up 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 specific equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with a professional insulation installation contractor. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are running the equipment correctly.

Not only can upgrading insulation help you save money on your utility bills, you can also get a tax credit amount of 10% of the cost, up to $500.  

Remember while you’re readying your home for winter, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 352-414-4006 today to schedule your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!

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