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 at the top of the list. When you’re budgeting to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air, A Service Experts Company is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in San Antonio.

The first thing to consider 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. Doing it yourself could save you money, but you will have to purchase 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 troubleshoot any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in your attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We discover that most people spend between $850 and $2000 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 main takeaway is that even with a moderate investment you can seriously boost the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

So with the probable 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 professionals is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more spaces that are more difficult to access for the common DIY installation.

Second, expert insulation installers will understand how much insulation you require for each area of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation they need to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost a lot more money over time, 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 properly install insulation you usually 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 using the equipment properly.

Not only can adding insulation help you save money on your heating and cooling bills, you can also earn a tax credit amount of 10% of the cost, up to $500.  

Remember while you’re getting your home ready for winter, Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air, A Service Experts Company is currently offering discounts on heating 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 cozy all winter!

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