Winter is on its way, and when it comes to preparing your home for the freezing temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is normally at the top of the list. When you’re deciding how much to spend to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Orangutan Home Services is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Tempe.
The first thing to consider when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation company come in and do the work. Deciding to do it yourself can save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the components, equipment, and spend your own time doing the work (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, working in the attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.
The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We see that most people spend between $900 and $1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, the lower end of the cost estimate is due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the key point is that even with a moderate investment you can dramatically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.
So with the probable savings, why wouldn’t you just do it yourself?
For a couple reasons.
First, professionally installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by insulation companies is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more spaces that are tougher to access for the usual DIY installation.
Second, professional insulation installers will know how much insulation you need for each area of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost you more money ultimately, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your utility bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.
Another thing to consider is equipment. To correctly install insulation you typically need special equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to install insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with an established insulation installation business. Plus you won’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, Orangutan Home Services is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 602-906-0111 today to schedule your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!