How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the freezing temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is usually near the top of that list. When you’re deciding how much to spend to winterize your home, do you know how much to budget for insulation? All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Daytona Beach.

The first thing to decide when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation team come in and do the work. Doing it yourself could 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 fix any issues. Plus, working in the attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We see that most consumers spend between $900 and $1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, the lower end of the cost estimate is 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 improving your comfort.

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

There are multiple reasons.

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

Second, professional insulation installers will understand how much insulation you need for each section of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost a lot more money over time, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To correctly install insulation you typically need particular equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to place insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with an established insulation installation contractor. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are running the equipment appropriately.

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 preparing your home for winter, All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 386-310-2061 today to schedule your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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