How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the freezing temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is usually near the top of that list. When you’re budgeting to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Oklahoma City.

The first thing to think about when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation company come in and do the work. Choosing to do it yourself may save you money, but you will have to purchase all the insulation, equipment, and devote your own time doing the job (typically a two-day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in your attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We see that most people spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, the lower end of the cost estimate is due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the important point is that even with a smaller investment you can drastically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

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

There are multiple reasons.

First, expertly installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a certain thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by experts is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more spaces that are tougher to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, expert insulation installers will know how much insulation you should have for each area of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost a lot more money over time, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To correctly install insulation you commonly need particular equipment. You can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with a professional insulation installation contractor. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are operating the equipment appropriately.

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 preparing your home for winter, Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 405-432-2197 today to set up your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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