How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the frigid temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is typically high on the list. When you’re budgeting to winterize your home, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Fort Wayne.

The first thing to think about when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation team come in and perform the work. Deciding to do it yourself may save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the insulation, equipment, and devote your own time doing the task (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, a job in an attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We see that most homeowners 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 key point is that even with a modest investment you can drastically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

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

There are a few reasons.

First, professionally 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 professionals is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more areas that are harder to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, expert insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you should have for each area of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation needed 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 components and equipment, but also because your utility bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to consider is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you typically need specific equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to place insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with an expert insulation installation business. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are using the equipment properly.

Not only can adding insulation help you save money on your utility 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, Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 260-557-1275 today for your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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