How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to preparing your home for the icy temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is usually high on the list. When you’re budgeting to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Air Engineers Service Experts is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Jacksonville.

The first thing to consider when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation team come in and perform the work. Deciding to do it yourself could save you money, but you will have to purchase all the materials, equipment, and devote your own time doing the job (typically a two-day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, working in an 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 $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, 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 boost the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

So with the possible savings, why wouldn’t you just do the work yourself?

There are multiple reasons.

First, professionally installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a certain thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by professionals is typically higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more sections that are harder to access for the common DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you require for each area of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost homeowners more money ultimately, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your utility bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to consider is equipment. To properly install insulation you usually need particular equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to put in 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 won’t have to worry about whether you are operating the equipment properly.

Not only can installing insulation help you save money on your energy bills, you can also get a tax credit amount of 10% of the cost, up to $500.  

Remember while you’re getting your home ready for winter, Air Engineers Service Experts is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 904-450-5672 today for your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!

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