Winter is coming, and when it comes to preparing your home for the frigid temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is typically high on the list. When you’re budgeting to get your home ready for winter, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Melbourne.
The first thing to think about when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation company come in and perform the work. Choosing to do it yourself may save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the materials, equipment, and spend your own time doing the task (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, a job in an attic or crawlspace isn’t how most people want to spend their free time.
The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We find that most consumers spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, the lower end of the cost estimate reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the key point is that even with a modest investment you can dramatically boost 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 a few reasons.
First, expertly installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a certain thickness of material. Simply put? The insulation installed by professionals is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more sections that are harder to access for the usual DIY installation.
Second, established insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you need for each section 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 homeowners more money over time, not just for more insulation 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 commonly need specific equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to install insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with an established insulation installation contractor. Plus you don’t have to worry about whether you are running the equipment properly.
Not only can installing insulation help you save money on your energy 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, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 321-428-7635 today to set up your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!