How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the icy temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is typically at the top of the list. When you’re planning to get your home ready for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Cleveland.

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 contractor come in and perform the work. Doing it yourself can save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the insulation, 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, spending long periods of time in an attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We see that most consumers spend between $850 and $2000 to have blown-in insulation installed. Naturally, the lower end of the cost estimate is in large part due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the important point is that even with a moderate investment you can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

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

There are a few reasons.

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

Second, established insulation installers will know how much insulation you need for each section of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost you more money ultimately, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your utility bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To correctly install insulation you commonly need particular equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to install insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with an established insulation installation company. Plus you don’t have to worry about whether you are running the equipment properly.

Not only can adding insulation help you save money on your energy bills, you can also receive 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, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 440-252-1375 today for your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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