How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the icy temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is typically at the top of the list. When you’re planning to winterize your home, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Calverley Service Experts is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Fort Worth.

The first thing to consider when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation team come in and do the job. Doing it yourself could save you money, but you will have to purchase all the components, equipment, and spend your own time doing the work (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, a job in your attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We discover 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 key point is that even with a moderate investment you can dramatically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

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

There are a few reasons.

First, expertly installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a certain thickness of material. In normal words The insulation installed by insulation companies is typically higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more spaces that are tougher to access for the common DIY installation.

Second, expert insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you should have for each area 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 more 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 go up since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

Another thing to remember is equipment. To properly install insulation you usually need particular equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to install insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with an established insulation installation business. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are using the equipment correctly.

Not only can adding 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 readying your home for winter, Calverley Service Experts is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, HVAC systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 817-380-5647 today to set up your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!

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