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 usually high on the list. When you’re budgeting to winterize your home, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? D & K Heating Service Experts is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Belleville.

The first thing to think about when putting in 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 can save you money, but you will have to buy all the components, 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 the attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We find that most homeowners spend between $900 and $1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, the lower end of the cost estimate reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the key point is that even with a smaller investment you can seriously boost the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

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

There are multiple reasons.

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

Second, expert insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you need for each region of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation they need 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 utility bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To correctly install insulation you typically need special equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with an expert insulation installation company. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are operating the equipment correctly.

Not only can upgrading insulation help you save money on your heating and cooling bills, you can also earn a tax credit amount of 10% of the cost, up to $500.  

Remember while you’re getting your home ready for winter, D & K Heating Service Experts is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 613-707-2421 today for your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!

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