How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the icy temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is typically high on the list. When you’re budgeting to winterize your home, 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 shell out for insulation in Longmont.

The first thing to consider when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation contractor come in and perform the job. Doing it yourself could save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the insulation, equipment, and devote your own time doing the task (typically a two-day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, a job in an attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We find 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 main takeaway is that even with a moderate investment you can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

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

For a couple reasons.

First, expertly installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by professionals is typically higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more areas that are tougher to access for the common DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you should have for each region of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation they need to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of more insulation. This can cost a lot more money in the long run, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your energy bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to consider is equipment. To properly install insulation you usually need special equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to install insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with an expert insulation installation company. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are using the equipment correctly.

Not only can upgrading insulation help you save money on your energy bills, you can also receive 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 heating tune-ups, HVAC systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 303-647-5749 today to schedule your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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