How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the freezing temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is normally high on the list. When you’re budgeting to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Orlando.

The first thing to consider when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation contractor come in and do the job. Doing it yourself could save you money, but you will have to buy all the materials, equipment, and devote your own time doing the task (typically a two-day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in the attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

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

So with the probable savings, why wouldn’t you just install insulation yourself?

There are a few reasons.

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

Second, professional insulation installers will know how much insulation you need 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 additional insulation. This can cost homeowners more money in the long run, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your energy bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.

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

Not only can upgrading 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 readying your home for winter, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on heating 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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