How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the icy temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is normally at the top of the 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 couple estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Charlotte.

The first thing to think about when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation contractor come in and do the work. Choosing 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 work (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, a job in an attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We see that most people 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 main takeaway is that even with a moderate investment you can drastically upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

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

There are a few reasons.

First, professionally installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by experts is typically higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more spaces that are harder to access for the common DIY installation.

Second, expert insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you require for each region of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being 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 increase since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

Another thing to consider is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you usually need special equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to place insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with an expert insulation installation business. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are running the equipment correctly.

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, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 704-464-4307 today to schedule your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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