How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to preparing your home for the freezing temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is typically at the top of the list. When you’re budgeting to get your home ready for winter, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 putting in 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. Doing it yourself may save you money, but you will have to purchase all the materials, equipment, and use your own time doing the task (typically a two-day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in the attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

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 significantly upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

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

There are multiple reasons.

First, company installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by experts is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more areas that are more difficult to access for the usual DIY installation.

Second, expert insulation installers will understand how much insulation you should have for each area 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 additional insulation. This can cost a lot more money over time, not just for more materials 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. You can rent equipment to place insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with an expert insulation installation company. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are using the equipment correctly.

Not only can adding 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 getting your home ready for winter, Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 843-619-3781 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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