How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the frigid temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is usually near the top of that list. When you’re budgeting to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Fort Lauderdale.

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 established insulation company come in and do the work. Deciding to do it yourself could save you money, but you will have to purchase all the insulation, 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 troubleshoot any issues. Plus, working in an attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

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

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

For a couple reasons.

First, company installed insulation usually 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 sections that are tougher to access for the common DIY installation.

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

Another thing to remember is equipment. To correctly install insulation you typically need special 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 company. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are operating the equipment correctly.

Not only can adding insulation help you save money on your utility bills, you can also earn 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 heating tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 954-736-4314 today for your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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