How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the freezing temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is usually near the top of that list. When you’re planning to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Dayton.

The first thing to think about when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation team come in and perform the job. Choosing to do it yourself could save you money, but you will have to buy 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 fix any issues. Plus, a job in the attic or crawlspace isn’t how most people want to spend their free time.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We discover 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 important point is that even with a smaller investment you can seriously upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also enhancing your comfort.

So with the likely savings, why wouldn’t you just do the work yourself?

There are a few reasons.

First, professionally installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In normal words The insulation installed by insulation companies is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more areas that are harder to access for the usual DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will know how much insulation you require for each section of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost you more money in the long run, not just for more materials 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 remember is equipment. To properly install insulation you typically need special equipment. You can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with an established insulation installation business. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are operating the equipment appropriately.

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

Remember while you’re preparing your home for winter, Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 937-503-7896 today to set up your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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