How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the frigid temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is typically near the top of that list. When you’re deciding how much to spend to get your home ready for winter, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? All American Air Service Experts 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 if you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation team come in and do the work. Choosing to do it yourself can save you money, but you will have to purchase all the materials, equipment, and use your own time doing the job (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, working in an attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We discover that most consumers spend between $900 and $1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, the lower end of the cost estimate reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the key point is that even with a smaller investment you can dramatically improve 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 usually has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. Simply put? The insulation installed by professionals is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more sections that are more difficult to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will understand how much insulation you require for each section 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 heating and cooling bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To correctly install insulation you usually need particular equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to place insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically 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 energy 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 is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 386-310-2061 today for your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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