How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the freezing temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is normally near the top of that list. When you’re budgeting to winterize your home, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Becht/Givens Service Experts is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Louisville.

The first thing to decide when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation company come in and perform the work. Deciding to do it yourself may save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the components, equipment, and spend 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 troubleshoot any issues. Plus, a job in your attic or crawlspace isn’t how most people want to spend their free time.

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We see that most people spend between $850 and $2000 to have blown-in insulation installed. Naturally, the lower end of the cost estimate is due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway is that even with a moderate investment you can drastically upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

So with the potential savings, why wouldn’t you just do the work yourself?

There are multiple reasons.

First, company installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by insulation companies is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more sections that are tougher to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, established insulation installers will know how much insulation you need 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 a lot more money over time, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your energy bills could go up 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. You 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 business. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are operating the equipment correctly.

Not only can upgrading 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, Becht/Givens Service Experts is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, HVAC systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 502-785-8230 today for your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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