How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the frigid temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is usually high on the list. When you’re budgeting to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Livermore.

The first thing to decide when installing 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 job. Doing it yourself may save you money, but you will have to purchase all the materials, equipment, and use your own time doing the work (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, working in an attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We find that most homeowners 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 enhancing your comfort.

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

There are a few reasons.

First, expertly installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In normal words 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 know how much insulation you should have for each section of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation they need to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost you more money over time, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your energy bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to remember is equipment. To properly install insulation you typically need special equipment. You can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with an expert insulation installation contractor. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are running 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 preparing your home for winter, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 925-364-5427 today to set up your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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