Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the icy temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is normally at the top of the list. When you’re budgeting to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Philadelphia.
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 do the work. Deciding to do it yourself can save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the insulation, equipment, and devote your own time doing the task (typically a two-day project). Also, if something goes 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 usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We find that most homeowners spend between $850 and $2000 to have blown-in insulation installed. Naturally, 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 drastically boost the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.
So with the probable savings, why wouldn’t you just do the work yourself?
There are multiple reasons.
First, professionally installed insulation normally 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 more difficult to access for the common DIY installation.
Second, professional insulation installers will know how much insulation you require for each region of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost a lot more money in the long run, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your energy bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.
Another thing to consider is equipment. To properly install insulation you commonly need particular equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with an established insulation installation contractor. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are running the equipment properly.
Not only can installing 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 readying your home for winter, Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, HVAC systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 215-278-9690 today for your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!