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, putting in 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? Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Champaign.

The first thing to think about when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation company come in and do the work. Deciding to do it yourself can save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the insulation, equipment, and devote your own time doing the task (typically a two-day project). Also, if something goes 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 discover that most consumers spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, the lower end of the cost estimate is due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway is that even with a modest investment you can seriously boost the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

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

There are multiple reasons.

First, expertly installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the standard 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 tougher to access for the common DIY installation.

Second, expert insulation installers will know how much insulation you should have for each area of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation they need to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost homeowners more money ultimately, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your utility bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

Another thing to remember is equipment. To properly install insulation you commonly need special equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with an established insulation installation contractor. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are using the equipment correctly.

Not only can installing 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 preparing your home for winter, Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 217-689-2469 today to set up your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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