How Much Home Insulation Costs

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to preparing your home for the icy temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is typically high on the list. When you’re deciding how much to spend 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 installing or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation company come in and do the job. Deciding to do it yourself can save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the insulation, equipment, and use your own time doing the job (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, working in an attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired. 

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 – $1500. We find that most people spend between $850 and $2000 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, the lower end of the cost estimate is due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway is that even with a modest investment you can significantly upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort. 

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

There are multiple reasons. 

First, expertly installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by experts is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more areas 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 needed to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of more 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 efficient as it could be. 

Another thing to consider is equipment. To correctly install insulation you commonly need special equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with an established insulation installation company. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are operating 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 readying your home for winter, Stevenson Service Experts is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 614-334-3192 today to set up your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter! 

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