How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the freezing temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is normally near the top of that list. When you’re budgeting to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allot for insulation? San Antonio Air Service Experts is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in San Antonio.

The first thing to consider when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation contractor come in and perform the job. Deciding to do it yourself can save you money, but you will have to purchase all the materials, equipment, and devote your own time doing the job (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in an attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We find that most people 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 improve the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

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

For a couple reasons.

First, expertly installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by professionals is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more areas that are harder 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 misjudge the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of more insulation. This can cost homeowners more money in the long run, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your energy bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.

Another thing to remember is equipment. To correctly install insulation you typically need special equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to place insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with a professional insulation installation company. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are operating the equipment correctly.

Not only can adding 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, San Antonio Air Service Experts is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, HVAC systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 210-570-9705 today to schedule your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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