How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to preparing your home for the icy temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is usually at the top of the list. When you’re deciding how much to spend to winterize your home, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Atmostemp Service Experts is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Voorhees.

The first thing to think about when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation team come in and perform the job. 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 task (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, a job in your attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We see that most people spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, the lower end of the cost estimate reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway is that even with a modest investment you can dramatically boost the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

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

For a couple reasons.

First, expertly installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the standard 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 harder to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, professional 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 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 increase since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

Another thing to remember is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you commonly need special equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to install insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with an expert insulation installation business. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are using the equipment appropriately.

Not only can upgrading 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 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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