Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to preparing your home for the icy temperatures, installing 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 Provo.
The first thing to think about when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation company come in and perform the job. Choosing to do it yourself may save you money, but you will have to buy all the components, equipment, and devote your own time doing the work (typically a multi-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 typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We find that most homeowners spend between $850 and $2000 to have blown-in insulation installed. Naturally, 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 drastically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.
So with the likely savings, why wouldn’t you just install insulation yourself?
There are multiple reasons.
First, company installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by insulation companies is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more sections that are tougher to access for the usual DIY installation.
Second, established insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you need for each area of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation they need to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of more insulation. This can cost a lot more money in the long run, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your energy bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.
Another thing to remember 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 normally higher with a professional insulation installation contractor. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are operating the equipment correctly.
Not only can upgrading insulation help you save money on your utility 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, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, HVAC systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 801-396-0637 today for your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!