How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to preparing your home for the icy temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is usually high on the list. When you’re budgeting to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Eveready Service Experts is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Richmond.

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 an established insulation company come in and perform the work. Deciding to do it yourself can save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the materials, equipment, and devote your own time doing the work (typically a two-day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in your attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We see that most homeowners spend between $850 and $2000 to have blown-in insulation installed. Naturally, 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 seriously improve the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

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

There are a few reasons.

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

Second, expert insulation installers will understand how much insulation you require for each section of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate 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 homeowners more money over time, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your energy bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.

Another thing to consider is equipment. To properly install insulation you commonly need specific equipment. You can rent equipment to place insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with an expert insulation installation contractor. Plus you don’t have to worry about whether you are running 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, Eveready Service Experts is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 804-548-4480 today for your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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