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, putting in or upgrading insulation is usually high on the list. When you’re planning to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Wesley Wood Service Experts is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in West Chester.

The first thing to consider when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation company come in and do the work. Deciding to do it yourself can save you money, but you will have to buy all the materials, equipment, and spend your own time doing the work (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, a job in your attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $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 reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the key point is that even with a moderate investment you can dramatically boost the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

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

For a couple reasons.

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

Second, established insulation installers will know how much insulation you require for each region of your home. Homeowners often underestimate 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 you more money in the long run, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your utility bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to remember is equipment. To properly install insulation you usually need specific equipment. You can rent equipment to place insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with a professional insulation installation business. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are operating the equipment appropriately.

Not only can installing insulation help you save money on your utility bills, you can also earn a tax credit amount of 10% of the cost, up to $500.  

Remember while you’re preparing your home for winter, Wesley Wood Service Experts is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 484-401-7577 today to schedule your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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