How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the icy temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is typically at the top of 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 think about when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation team come in and perform the job. Deciding to do it yourself could save you money, but you will have to purchase all the insulation, equipment, and devote your own time doing the job (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in the 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 discover 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 main takeaway is that even with a modest investment you can dramatically boost the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

So with the possible savings, why wouldn’t you just do the work 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 professionals is typically higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more sections that are more difficult to access for the common DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you need for each section 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 homeowners more money ultimately, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your energy bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to consider is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you usually need particular 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 expert insulation installation business. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are operating the equipment correctly.

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

Remember while you’re readying your home for winter, Air Engineers Service Experts is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, heating and cooling 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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