How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to preparing your home for the frigid temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is typically near the top of that list. When you’re budgeting to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Houston.

The first thing to decide when adding 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. Doing it yourself can save you money, but you will have to purchase all the materials, equipment, and use your own time doing the work (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, a job 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 around $1000 - $1500. We see 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 important point is that even with a modest investment you can drastically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also enhancing your comfort.

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

There are multiple reasons.

First, company installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a certain thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by professionals is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more sections that are more difficult to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, expert insulation installers will understand how much insulation you need for each section of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost a lot more money in the long run, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To appropriately 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 usually higher with a professional insulation installation business. Plus you don’t have to worry about whether you are running the equipment properly.

Not only can installing 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 getting your home ready for winter, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call (713) 352-7887 today to schedule your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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