How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the frigid temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is typically near the top of that list. When you’re planning to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Fort Lauderdale.

The first thing to consider when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation company come in and do the work. Deciding to do it yourself could save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the materials, equipment, and use your own time doing the task (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in the attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We discover 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 boost the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

So with the probable savings, why wouldn’t you just do it yourself?

There are a few reasons.

First, professionally 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 insulation companies is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more areas that are tougher to access for the common DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will know how much insulation you should have for each area of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost you more money ultimately, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your energy bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To correctly install insulation you usually need specific equipment. You can rent equipment to place insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with a professional insulation installation contractor. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are using the equipment correctly.

Not only can adding insulation help you save money on your utility 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, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 954-736-4314 today for your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!

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