How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the frigid temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is typically high on the list. When you’re budgeting to winterize your home, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Epperson Service Experts is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Hilton Head Island.

The first thing to decide when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation team come in and perform the work. Choosing to do it yourself may save you money, but you will have to purchase all the insulation, equipment, and spend your own time doing the task (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in the attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We discover that most consumers spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, the lower end of the cost estimate is in large part due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the key point is that even with a modest investment you can drastically upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

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

There are multiple reasons.

First, professionally installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In normal words The insulation installed by experts is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more sections that are harder to access for the usual DIY installation.

Second, expert insulation installers will understand how much insulation you should have 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 more insulation. This can cost a lot more money in the long run, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to consider is equipment. To correctly install insulation you usually need specific equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to place insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally 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 utility bills, you can also earn a tax credit amount of 10% of the cost, up to $500.  

Remember while you’re readying your home for winter, Epperson Service Experts is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 843-619-3781 today for your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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