Winter is on its way, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the freezing temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is usually at the top of the list. When you’re deciding how much to spend to winterize your home, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Kitchener.
The first thing to think about when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation contractor come in and perform the work. Doing it yourself could save you money, but you will have to buy all the insulation, equipment, and use your own time doing the job (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something goes 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 $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, 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 drastically upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.
So with the potential savings, why wouldn’t you just do it 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 given thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by insulation companies is typically higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more areas that are harder to access for the common DIY installation.
Second, established insulation installers will know how much insulation you should have for each area of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of more insulation. This can cost a lot more money ultimately, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your utility bills could increase 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 particular equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to place insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with a professional 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 earn a tax credit amount of 10% of the cost, up to $500.
Remember while you’re preparing your home for winter, Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 519-804-1617 today for your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!