How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the icy 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 allot for insulation? D.A. Bennett Service Experts is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Albany.

The first thing to think about when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation contractor come in and perform the work. Deciding to do it yourself may save you money, but you will have to buy all the materials, equipment, and use your own time doing the job (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, working in an 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 homeowners spend between $850 and $2000 to have blown-in insulation installed. Naturally, the lower end of the cost estimate is due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway is that even with a moderate investment you can significantly 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 typically 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 insulation companies is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more spaces that are more difficult to access for the common DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will understand how much insulation you require for each region of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost you more money in the long run, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your utility bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

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

Not only can installing 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, D.A. Bennett Service Experts is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, HVAC systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 518-205-3324 today for your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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