How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the freezing temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is normally high on the list. When you’re planning to winterize your home, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Pardee Service Experts is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Charleston.

The first thing to consider when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation contractor come in and perform the job. Deciding to do it yourself can save you money, but you will have to purchase all the materials, equipment, and devote your own time doing the job (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, working in an attic or crawlspace isn’t how most people want to spend their free time.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We discover that most consumers spend between $850 and $2000 to have blown-in insulation installed. Naturally, the lower end of the cost estimate is due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway is that even with a moderate investment you can seriously upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also enhancing your comfort.

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

For a couple reasons.

First, company installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In normal words The insulation installed by professionals is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more sections that are tougher to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, established insulation installers will know how much insulation you need for each area of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost you 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 effective as it could be.

Another thing to consider is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you commonly need special equipment. You can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with an established insulation installation business. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are running the equipment correctly.

Not only can installing insulation help you save money on your energy 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, Pardee Service Experts is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 843-410-6103 today to set up your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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