How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to preparing your home for the freezing temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is normally at the top of the list. When you’re planning to winterize your home, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Charleston.

The first thing to think about when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation contractor come in and perform the work. Deciding to do it yourself could save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the materials, equipment, and devote your own time doing the work (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in the attic or crawlspace isn’t how most people want to spend their free time.

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We discover that most consumers spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, the lower end of the cost estimate reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway is that even with a modest investment you can seriously improve the energy efficiency of your home while also enhancing your comfort.

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

There are a few reasons.

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

Second, established insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you require for each area of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost you more money over time, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your energy bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.

Another thing to consider is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you commonly need specific equipment. You can rent equipment to install 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 properly.

Not only can installing 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 getting your home ready for winter, Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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