How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to preparing your home for the freezing temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is normally high on the list. When you’re planning to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allocate to 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. Choosing to do it yourself could 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 goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, a job in the attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We see that most people spend between $900 and $1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, the lower end of the cost estimate reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the important point is that even with a smaller investment you can significantly improve 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 typically 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 harder to access for the usual DIY installation.

Second, established insulation installers will be aware 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 over time, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your utility bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.

Another thing to remember is equipment. To correctly install insulation you commonly need special equipment. You can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with a professional insulation installation company. Plus you don’t have to worry about whether you are operating the equipment properly.

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, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, HVAC systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 901-235-1196 today for your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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