How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the freezing temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is usually at the top of the list. When you’re planning to winterize your home, do you know how much to budget for insulation? TML Service Experts is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Boise.

The first thing to consider 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 can save you money, but you will have to purchase 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 the attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We discover that most people spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, 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 upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

So with the likely savings, why wouldn’t you just do it 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 English The insulation installed by insulation companies is typically higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more sections 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 efficient as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind 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 a professional insulation installation contractor. Plus you don’t have to worry about whether you are using the equipment properly.

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 getting your home ready for winter, TML Service Experts is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 208-488-4892 today for your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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