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 normally at the top of the list. When you’re deciding how much to spend to winterize your home, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Bob Brown Service Experts is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Phoenix.

The first thing to think about when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation team come in and do the work. Deciding to do it yourself could save you money, but you will have to purchase all the insulation, equipment, and use your own time doing the job (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 typical 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 improving your comfort.

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

For a couple reasons.

First, professionally installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by professionals is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more areas that are more difficult to access for the common DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you should have for each area 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 homeowners more money in the long run, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you commonly need particular equipment. You 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 established insulation installation contractor. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are running the equipment correctly.

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, heating and cooling 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 warm all winter!

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