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 high on the list. When you’re planning to winterize your home, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Cleveland.

The first thing to consider when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation company come in and perform the job. Choosing to do it yourself can save you money, but you will have to purchase all the insulation, equipment, and spend your own time doing the job (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 can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $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 in large part due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the important point is that even with a moderate investment you can drastically upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also improving 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 given 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 sections that are more difficult to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, established insulation installers will know how much insulation you require for each area 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 materials and equipment, but also because your utility 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 commonly need particular equipment. You can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with an established insulation installation contractor. Plus you won’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 getting your home ready 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 to schedule your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!

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