Winter is on its way, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the freezing temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is usually near the top of that list. When you’re deciding how much to spend to winterize your home, 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 pay for insulation in Shreveport.
The first thing to consider when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation team come in and do the work. Choosing to do it yourself could save you money, but you will have to purchase all the insulation, equipment, and use your own time doing the work (typically a two-day project). Also, if something should go 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 discover that most people spend between $850 and $2000 to have blown-in insulation installed. Naturally, the lower end of the cost estimate is due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway is that even with a moderate investment you can drastically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.
So with the possible 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 typical DIY installation.
Second, established insulation installers will know how much insulation you require 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 over time, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.
Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To correctly install insulation you usually need special equipment. You can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with a professional insulation installation business. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are using the equipment properly.
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, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 318-588-8163 today to schedule your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!