How Much Home Insulation Costs

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the icy temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is typically high on the list. When you’re budgeting to winterize your home, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Stevenson Service Experts is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Columbus. 

The first thing to consider when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation company come in and perform the job. Deciding to do it yourself can save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the materials, equipment, and devote your own time doing the work (typically a multi-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 around $1000 – $1500. We discover that most homeowners spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Naturally, 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 moderate investment you can drastically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also enhancing your comfort. 

So with the likely savings, why wouldn’t you just do it yourself? 

There are a few reasons. 

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

Second, established insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you should have for each section 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 additional insulation. This can cost a lot more money over time, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be. 

Another thing to consider is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you typically need specific equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to place insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with an expert insulation installation business. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are using the equipment appropriately. 

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

Remember while you’re readying your home for winter, Stevenson Service Experts is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 614-334-3192 today for your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter! 

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