How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to preparing your home for the frigid temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is typically at the top of the list. When you’re budgeting to get your home ready for winter, 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 have to purchase all the components, equipment, and devote your own time doing the job (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in the attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $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 in large part due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the key point is that even with a smaller investment you can seriously improve the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

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

There are multiple reasons.

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

Second, established insulation installers will understand how much insulation you need for each region of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost homeowners more money over time, 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 appropriately 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 properly.

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

Remember while you’re readying your home 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 for your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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