How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the icy temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is typically high on the list. When you’re planning to winterize your home, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Midway Services is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Clearwater.

The first thing to think about when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation team come in and do the job. Deciding to do it yourself can save you money, but you will have to buy all the components, equipment, and devote your own time doing the job (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in your 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 see that most people spend between $900 and $1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, 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 smaller investment you can dramatically 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?

There are multiple reasons.

First, company installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by professionals is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more areas that are harder to access for the usual DIY installation.

Second, expert insulation installers will understand how much insulation you should have for each region of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost a lot more money in the long run, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your utility bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to remember is equipment. To correctly install insulation you commonly need specific equipment. You can rent equipment to install insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with an expert insulation installation business. Plus you don’t have to worry about whether you are running the equipment correctly.

Not only can upgrading insulation help you save money on your utility 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, Midway Services is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 727-219-2471 today to schedule your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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