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 high on the list. When you’re budgeting to get your home ready for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Miami.

The first thing to decide when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation company come in and do the job. Choosing to do it yourself could save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the components, equipment, and use your own time doing the work (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, a job in the attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We discover that most people 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 main takeaway is that even with a moderate investment you can dramatically boost the energy efficiency of your home while also enhancing your comfort.

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

For a couple reasons.

First, expertly installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a certain thickness of material. In normal words The insulation installed by experts is typically higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more spaces that are harder to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will understand how much insulation you require for each region of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost a lot more money in the long run, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your utility bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To properly install insulation you commonly need particular equipment. You can rent equipment to install insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with an expert insulation installation company. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are operating the equipment correctly.

Not only can installing 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 preparing your home for winter, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 305-440-1505 today to schedule your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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