Winter is on its way, 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 planning to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Raleigh.
The first thing to think about when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation company 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 task (typically a two-day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, a job in your attic or crawlspace isn’t how most people want to spend their free time.
The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We see that most homeowners spend between $900 and $1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, the lower end of the cost estimate is in large part due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the important point is that even with a modest investment you can dramatically upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.
So with the probable savings, why wouldn’t you just do it yourself?
There are multiple reasons.
First, company installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a certain thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by insulation companies is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more sections that are harder to access for the usual DIY installation.
Second, established insulation installers will know how much insulation you need for each region of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation they need to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of more insulation. This can cost you more money in the long run, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your energy bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.
Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To correctly install insulation you usually need special equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to install insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with an established insulation installation business. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are running the equipment appropriately.
Not only can upgrading insulation help you save money on your heating and cooling 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, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 919-578-4329 today to schedule your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!