How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to preparing your home for the icy temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is normally high on the list. When you’re budgeting to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in San Antonio.

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 company come in and perform the work. Choosing to do it yourself could save you money, but you will have to purchase all the insulation, equipment, and devote your own time doing the job (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, working in your attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We see that most people spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, 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 seriously boost the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

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

There are a few reasons.

First, professionally installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by experts is typically higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more spaces that are harder to access for the common DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will understand how much insulation you require for each section of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation they need to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being 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 energy bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to consider is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you typically need particular equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to place insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with an established insulation installation business. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are operating the equipment correctly.

Not only can upgrading insulation help you save money on your heating and cooling 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, Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, HVAC systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 210-404-4233 today to schedule your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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