How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the icy temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is typically at the top of the list. When you’re deciding how much to spend to get your home ready for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Voorhees.

The first thing to think about when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation team come in and perform the work. Deciding to do it yourself could save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the insulation, equipment, and devote your own time doing the task (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, a job in your attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is $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 moderate investment you can dramatically boost the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

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

For a couple reasons.

First, expertly installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. Simply put? The insulation installed by insulation companies is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more spaces that are more difficult to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, expert insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you should have for each region of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation they need to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of more insulation. This can cost a lot more money over time, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To properly install insulation you commonly need special equipment. You can rent equipment to install insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with a professional insulation installation business. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are operating the equipment appropriately.

Not only can adding insulation help you save money on your heating and cooling bills, you can also receive a tax credit amount of 10% of the cost, up to $500.  

Remember while you’re preparing your home for winter, Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 856-310-4824 today to set up your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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