How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to preparing your home for the icy temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is usually at the top of the list. When you’re budgeting to winterize your home, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Calverley Service Experts is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Fort Worth.

The first thing to think about 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 can save you money, but you will have to purchase all the components, equipment, and spend your own time doing the job (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 average cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We see that most consumers spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, 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 upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

So with the possible savings, why wouldn’t you just install insulation yourself?

For a couple reasons.

First, expertly installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by insulation companies is usually 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 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 additional insulation. This can cost a lot more money over time, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.

Another thing to remember is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you typically need particular equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the standard 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 properly.

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, Calverley Service Experts is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, HVAC systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 817-380-5647 today to set up your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!

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