How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to preparing your home for the frigid temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is typically near the top of that list. When you’re budgeting to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Peachtree Service Experts is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Atlanta.

The first thing to decide when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation contractor come in and do the work. Deciding to do it yourself may save you money, but you will have to purchase all the components, equipment, and devote your own time doing the job (typically a two-day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in an 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 consumers spend between $900 and $1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, the lower end of the cost estimate is due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the important point is that even with a moderate investment you can dramatically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

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

There are a few reasons.

First, company installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by insulation companies is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more areas that are harder to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, established insulation installers will understand how much insulation you need for each region of your home. Homeowners often underestimate 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 homeowners more money ultimately, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your energy bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To properly install insulation you usually need special equipment. You can rent equipment to place insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with an established insulation installation contractor. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are operating the equipment properly.

Not only can adding insulation help you save money on your heating and cooling 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, Peachtree Service Experts is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 678-235-9699 today to set up your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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