How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the freezing temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is normally at the top of the list. When you’re budgeting to prepare your home for winter, 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 Memphis.

The first thing to think about when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation team come in and do the job. Doing it yourself can save you money, but you will have to buy all the insulation, equipment, and devote 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 fix any issues. Plus, a job in an attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is $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 due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway is that even with a smaller investment you can significantly upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also enhancing your comfort.

So with the potential savings, why wouldn’t you just install insulation yourself?

There are multiple reasons.

First, expertly installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In normal words The insulation installed by insulation companies is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more sections that are more difficult to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, established insulation installers will know how much insulation you require for each section of your home. Homeowners often misjudge 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 a lot more money in the long run, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your utility bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

Another thing to remember is equipment. To correctly install insulation you commonly need special equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to install insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with an expert insulation installation company. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are using the equipment correctly.

Not only can upgrading 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, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, HVAC systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 901-235-1196 today to schedule your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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