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 planning 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 company come in and perform the work. Deciding to do it yourself could save you money, but you will have to purchase all the insulation, 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 fix any issues. Plus, working in the attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We find that most homeowners 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 upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

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

There are a few 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 typically higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more areas 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 misjudge the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost you more money in the long run, not just for more insulation 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 keep in mind 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 an expert insulation installation contractor. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are operating the equipment properly.

Not only can upgrading insulation help you save money on your energy bills, you can also get 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 make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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