How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the frigid temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is usually high on the list. When you’re budgeting to winterize your home, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Canada.

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. Deciding to do it yourself could save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the components, equipment, and devote your own time doing the job (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, working in the attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We discover that most consumers spend between $900 and $1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, the lower end of the cost estimate is in large part due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the key point is that even with a smaller investment you can seriously upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

So with the likely savings, why wouldn’t you just install insulation yourself?

There are multiple reasons.

First, company installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by professionals is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more spaces that are more difficult to access for the usual DIY installation.

Second, established insulation installers will understand how much insulation you require for each region of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost homeowners more money in the long run, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

Another thing to consider is equipment. To properly install insulation you commonly need particular equipment. Consumers 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 business. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are using the equipment correctly.

Not only can upgrading insulation help you save money on your energy bills, you can also receive a tax credit amount of 10% of the cost, up to $500.  

Remember while you’re getting your home ready for winter, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, HVAC systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 866-397-3787 today to schedule your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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