How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the frigid temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is usually high on the list. When you’re budgeting to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allot for insulation? McKinley Heating Service Experts is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Edmonton.

The first thing to think about when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation company come in and do the job. Doing it yourself can save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the insulation, equipment, and spend your own time doing the job (typically a two-day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, a job in your attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We discover that most consumers spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, the lower end of the cost estimate reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway is that even with a moderate investment you can dramatically upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also enhancing your comfort.

So with the probable savings, why wouldn’t you just do it yourself?

There are multiple reasons.

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

Second, expert insulation installers will know how much insulation you should have for each section of your home. Homeowners often misjudge 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 a lot more money in the long run, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your utility bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to remember is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you typically need special equipment. You can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with a professional insulation installation company. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are using the equipment correctly.

Not only can installing 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, McKinley Heating Service Experts is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 780-800-7092 today to set up your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!

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