How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the icy temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is usually near the top of that list. When you’re planning to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Buffalo.

The first thing to consider when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation company come in and do the job. Choosing to do it yourself can save you money, but you will have to purchase all the insulation, equipment, and use your own time doing the task (typically a two-day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, working in your attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We find 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 important point is that even with a modest investment you can drastically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

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

For a couple reasons.

First, company installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by insulation companies is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive 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 need for each section of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of more insulation. This can cost homeowners more money ultimately, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your energy bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

Another thing to consider is equipment. To correctly install insulation you commonly need special equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to install insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with an established insulation installation contractor. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are using the equipment properly.

Not only can upgrading 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 readying your home for winter, Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 716-427-6807 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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