How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to preparing your home for the frigid temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is usually high on the list. When you’re planning to get your home ready for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? TML Service Experts is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Boise.

The first thing to think about when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is do 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 spend your own time doing the task (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, a job in an attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We discover that most homeowners spend between $850 and $2000 to have blown-in insulation installed. Naturally, 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 modest investment you can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

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

There are multiple reasons.

First, professionally installed insulation usually 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 insulation companies is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more areas that are harder to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, established insulation installers will know how much insulation you should have for each area 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 further insulation. This can cost homeowners more money ultimately, 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 remember is equipment. To correctly install insulation you usually need specific equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to place insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with an expert insulation installation contractor. Plus you don’t have to worry about whether you are using the equipment correctly.

Not only can upgrading insulation help you save money on your heating and cooling 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, TML Service Experts is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 208-488-4892 today to schedule your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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