How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the frigid temperatures, installing 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 budget for insulation? R & M Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Knoxville.

The first thing to think about when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation company come in and perform the job. Choosing to do it yourself may save you money, but you will have to purchase all the components, equipment, and use your own time doing the job (typically a two-day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, working in your attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We find that most homeowners spend between $900 and $1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, 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 smaller investment you can dramatically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

So with the potential savings, why wouldn’t you just do the work yourself?

For a couple reasons.

First, expertly installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a certain thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by professionals is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more areas that are harder to access for the common DIY installation.

Second, established insulation installers will understand how much insulation you require for each area of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of more insulation. This can cost a lot more money over time, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your utility bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

Another thing to remember is equipment. To correctly install insulation you typically need special equipment. You can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with an established insulation installation business. Plus you don’t need 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, R & M Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 865-229-6176 today to schedule your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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