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 usually at the top of the list. When you’re budgeting 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 pay for insulation in Longmont.

The first thing to think about when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation company come in and perform the work. Doing it yourself can save you money, but you will have to purchase all the materials, equipment, and devote your own time doing the task (typically a two-day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, a job in the 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 modest investment you can significantly upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

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

There are a few reasons.

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

Second, expert insulation installers will know 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 additional insulation. This can cost a lot more money in the long run, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your energy bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to consider is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you typically need specific equipment. You can rent equipment to put in 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 operating the equipment properly.

Not only can adding insulation help you save money on your utility bills, you can also receive 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 303-647-5749 today to schedule your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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