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How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the frigid temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is normally high on the list. When you’re planning to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Abbey Air Service Experts is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Oakville.

The first thing to consider when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation team come in and perform the work. Doing it yourself could save you money, but you will have to purchase all the materials, equipment, and use your own time doing the work (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, working in an attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The usual 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 important point is that even with a smaller investment you can dramatically boost the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

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

There are a few reasons.

First, company installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In normal words The insulation installed by professionals is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more spaces that are harder to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, established insulation installers will know how much insulation you require for each region of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate 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 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 remember is equipment. To properly install insulation you commonly need particular equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to install insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with an expert insulation installation contractor. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are operating the equipment properly.

Not only can installing 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 getting your home ready for winter, Abbey Air Service Experts is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 289-813-5566 today to schedule your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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