How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the frigid temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is usually at the top of the list. When you’re budgeting to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Komfort Air is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Charlotte.

The first thing to decide when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation contractor come in and perform the job. Deciding to do it yourself could save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the components, equipment, and spend your own time doing the work (typically a two-day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, working in an attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We find that most consumers spend between $900 and $1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, the lower end of the cost estimate reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the key point is that even with a modest investment you can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

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

For a couple reasons.

First, expertly installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by experts is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more areas that are harder to access for the usual DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will know how much insulation you need for each section of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost homeowners 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 effective as it could be.

Another thing to consider is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you usually need specific equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to install insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with a professional insulation installation contractor. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are running the equipment properly.

Not only can upgrading 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, Komfort Air is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 704-705-8135 today to set up your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!

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