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 typically high on the list. When you’re deciding how much to spend to get your home ready for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Kitchener.

The first thing to consider when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation company come in and perform the work. Choosing to do it yourself could save you money, but you will have to buy all the insulation, 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 fix any issues. Plus, working in your attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

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

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

There are a few 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 normal words The insulation installed by insulation companies is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more sections that are harder to access for the common DIY installation.

Second, established insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you should have for each area of your home. Homeowners often underestimate 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 ultimately, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your energy bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.

Another thing to remember is equipment. To correctly install insulation you commonly need particular equipment. You can rent equipment to place insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with an expert insulation installation company. Plus you don’t have to worry about whether you are using the equipment appropriately.

Not only can upgrading insulation help you save money on your utility bills, you can also get a tax credit amount of 10% of the cost, up to $500.  

Remember while you’re preparing your home for winter, Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 519-804-1617 today to schedule your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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