Winter is on its way, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the freezing temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is typically near the top of that 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? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Shreveport.
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 a professional insulation team come in and do the work. Doing it yourself could save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the materials, equipment, and spend your own time doing the job (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, a job in your attic or crawlspace isn’t how most people want to spend their free time.
The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $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 important 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 probable savings, why wouldn’t you just do the work yourself?
There are a few reasons.
First, expertly installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by insulation companies is typically higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more areas that are more difficult to access for the usual DIY installation.
Second, established insulation installers will know how much insulation you need for each area of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation they need to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of more insulation. This can cost a lot more money in the long run, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.
Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To correctly install insulation you typically need special equipment. You can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with a professional insulation installation business. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are operating the equipment correctly.
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, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 318-588-8163 today for your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!