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How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the freezing 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 Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Oakville.

The first thing to think about 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 job. Doing it yourself can save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the materials, equipment, and spend your own time doing the work (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in an attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $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 boost the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

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

For a couple reasons.

First, professionally installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In English 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 be aware how much insulation you need for each region of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost a lot more money in the long run, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your utility bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you commonly need particular equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to put in 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 won’t need to worry about whether you are operating the equipment correctly.

Not only can installing 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 getting your home ready for winter, Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on heating 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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