How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the freezing temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is normally at the top of the list. When you’re budgeting to get your home ready for winter, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Hillsborough.

The first thing to decide when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation company come in and perform the work. Choosing to do it yourself could save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the insulation, equipment, and use your own time doing the work (typically a two-day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in the attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We discover that most homeowners spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, the lower end of the cost estimate reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the key point is that even with a smaller investment you can seriously boost the energy efficiency of your home while also enhancing your comfort.

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

There are a few reasons.

First, company installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by experts is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more sections that are more difficult to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will understand how much insulation you require for each area of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation they need to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost you more money over time, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your energy bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To correctly install insulation you typically need particular equipment. You can rent equipment to install insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with a professional insulation installation company. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are operating the equipment appropriately.

Not only can adding insulation help you save money on your heating and cooling 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, Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 908-448-2154 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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