How Much Home Insulation Costs

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to preparing your home for the frigid temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is normally near the top of that list. When you’re budgeting to winterize your home, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Stevenson Service Experts is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Columbus. 

The first thing to consider when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation company come in and perform the job. Choosing to do it yourself could save you money, but you will have to buy all the materials, equipment, and spend your own time doing the job (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, a job in an attic or crawlspace isn’t how most people want to spend their free time. 

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 – $1500. We find that most people 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 main takeaway is that even with a smaller investment you can dramatically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also enhancing your comfort. 

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

For a couple reasons. 

First, professionally installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In normal words The insulation installed by professionals is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more sections that are harder to access for the typical DIY installation. 

Second, expert insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you require for each area of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of more insulation. This can cost homeowners more money in the long run, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your energy bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be. 

Another thing to remember is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you typically need particular equipment. You can rent equipment to place insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with a professional insulation installation contractor. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are operating the equipment correctly. 

Not only can upgrading insulation help you save money on your heating and cooling 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, Stevenson Service Experts is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 614-334-3192 today to set up your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter! 

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