Winter is on its way, and when it comes to preparing your home for the icy temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is usually 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? Robinson Service Experts is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Waukegan.
The first thing to consider when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation company come in and perform the job. Deciding to do it yourself could save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the materials, equipment, and spend your own time doing the job (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, working in the attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.
The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We discover 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 important point is that even with a modest investment you can drastically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.
So with the possible savings, why wouldn’t you just do the work yourself?
For a couple reasons.
First, professionally installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by professionals is typically higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more spaces that are more difficult to access for the usual DIY installation.
Second, professional insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you need for each section of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of more insulation. This can cost you more money in the long run, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.
Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To properly install insulation you commonly need special equipment. You can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with a professional insulation installation business. Plus you don’t have to worry about whether you are running the equipment properly.
Not only can upgrading 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 getting your home ready for winter, Robinson Service Experts is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, HVAC systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 847-306-8730 today for your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!