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 winterize your home, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Finch Air Conditioning & Heating is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in La Porte.

The first thing to think about when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation team come in and perform the job. Choosing to do it yourself may save you money, but you will have to buy all the components, equipment, and devote your own time doing the work (typically a two-day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in the attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $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 in large part due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the key point is that even with a moderate investment you can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your home while also enhancing your comfort.

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

For a couple reasons.

First, expertly installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a certain thickness of material. Simply put? The insulation installed by insulation companies is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more spaces that are more difficult to access for the usual DIY installation.

Second, established insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you need for each section of your home. Homeowners often misjudge 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 homeowners more money ultimately, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your utility bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To properly install insulation you typically need specific equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to install insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with an expert insulation installation business. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are operating the equipment correctly.

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

Remember while you’re getting your home ready for winter, Finch Air Conditioning & Heating is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 281-407-9478 today to set up your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!

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