How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the freezing temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is normally near the top of that list. When you’re budgeting to winterize your home, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in London.

The first thing to think about when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation company come in and do the work. Choosing to do it yourself may save you money, but you will have to purchase all the components, equipment, and use your own time doing the task (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in an attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We discover that most consumers spend between $900 and $1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, the lower end of the cost estimate is in large part due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway is that even with a modest investment you can drastically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

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

There are multiple reasons.

First, expertly installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. Simply put? The insulation installed by professionals is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more areas that are tougher to access for the usual DIY installation.

Second, established insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you require for each section 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 over time, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

Another thing to remember is equipment. To correctly install insulation you usually need particular equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to place insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with an expert insulation installation contractor. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are using the equipment correctly.

Not only can installing insulation help you save money on your heating and cooling 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, Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 226-270-1164 today for your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!

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