How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the frigid temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is typically at the top of the list. When you’re budgeting to winterize your home, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Denver.

The first thing to think about 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. Doing it yourself can save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the materials, equipment, and spend your own time doing the job (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 your attic or crawlspace isn’t how most people want to spend their free time.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We see 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 key point is that even with a smaller investment you can dramatically upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

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

For a couple reasons.

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

Second, established insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you need for each region of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost you more money ultimately, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To correctly install insulation you commonly need special equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to place insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with a professional insulation installation business. Plus you don’t need 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 receive 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, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 303-647-5853 today to schedule your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!

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