How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to preparing your home for the frigid temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is normally high on the list. When you’re budgeting to winterize your home, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Broad Ripple Service Experts is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Indianapolis.

The first thing to decide when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation team come in and perform the job. Choosing to do it yourself may save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the materials, equipment, and use your own time doing the task (typically a two-day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, working in the attic or crawlspace isn’t how most people want to spend their free time.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $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 smaller investment you can significantly upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

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

For a couple reasons.

First, company installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a certain thickness of material. Simply put? The insulation installed by insulation companies is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more areas that are harder to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, established insulation installers will know how much insulation you require for each area of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation they need to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost you more money over time, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your energy bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.

Another thing to consider is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you commonly need special equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with an expert insulation installation contractor. Plus you don’t have to worry about whether you are running the equipment properly.

Not only can adding insulation help you save money on your heating and cooling bills, you can also earn a tax credit amount of 10% of the cost, up to $500.  

Remember while you’re getting your home ready for winter, Broad Ripple Service Experts is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 317-527-0271 today for your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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