How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the frigid temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is normally high on the list. When you’re planning 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 Orlando.

The first thing to think about when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation company come in and do the job. Choosing to do it yourself can save you money, but you will have to buy all the materials, equipment, and devote your own time doing the task (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, working in the attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is $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 reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the important point is that even with a smaller investment you can drastically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also enhancing your comfort.

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

There are a few reasons.

First, company installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In normal words The insulation installed by insulation companies is typically higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more areas that are more difficult to access for the usual DIY installation.

Second, expert insulation installers will know how much insulation you need for each section of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost homeowners more money over time, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your utility bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.

Another thing to remember is equipment. To correctly install insulation you typically need particular equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with a professional insulation installation company. Plus you don’t have to worry about whether you are using the equipment correctly.

Not only can adding insulation help you save money on your energy 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 furnace tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 407-329-7661 today to set up your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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