How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to preparing your home for the freezing temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is typically near the top of that list. When you’re deciding how much to spend to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Rob's Albertan Service Experts is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Edmonton.

The first thing to think about when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation team come in and do the job. Choosing to do it yourself could save you money, but you will have to purchase all the components, equipment, and devote your own time doing the work (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in the attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We find that most consumers spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, the lower end of the cost estimate is due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway is that even with a modest investment you can seriously improve the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

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

There are a few reasons.

First, professionally installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by experts is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more sections that are more difficult to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you need for each section of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost you more money over time, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To properly install insulation you commonly need specific equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with an expert insulation installation business. Plus you don’t have to worry about whether you are running the equipment correctly.

Not only can upgrading 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 getting your home ready for winter, Rob's Albertan Service Experts is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, HVAC systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 780-800-9047 today for your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!

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