How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to preparing your home for the frigid temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is normally high on the list. When you’re deciding how much to spend to winterize your home, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Bob Brown Service Experts is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Tempe.

The first thing to consider when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation team come in and do the work. Deciding to do it yourself can save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the insulation, equipment, and spend your own time doing the work (typically a two-day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, working in your attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We discover that most consumers spend between $900 and $1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, the lower end of the cost estimate is due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the important point is that even with a modest investment you can seriously upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

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

There are a few reasons.

First, company installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In normal words The insulation installed by experts is typically higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more areas that are harder to access for the common DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you should have for each section of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost you more money over time, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to remember is equipment. To properly install insulation you commonly need particular equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to install insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with an established insulation installation contractor. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are running the equipment properly.

Not only can installing insulation help you save money on your utility 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, Bob Brown Service Experts is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 623-243-4517 today for your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!

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