How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the freezing temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is usually 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 budget for insulation? Mountainwest Service Experts is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Salt Lake City.

The first thing to consider when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation contractor come in and do the work. Choosing to do it yourself could save you money, but you will have to purchase all the materials, equipment, and spend your own time doing the job (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 your 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 people 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 drastically boost the energy efficiency of your home while also enhancing your comfort.

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

For a couple reasons.

First, company installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In normal words The insulation installed by insulation companies is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more sections that are tougher to access for the usual DIY installation.

Second, established insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you need for each area of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of more insulation. This can cost homeowners more money in the long run, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your utility bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To correctly install insulation you usually need specific 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 an expert insulation installation contractor. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are running the equipment correctly.

Not only can installing insulation help you save money on your heating and cooling 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, Mountainwest Service Experts is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 385-399-0280 today to schedule your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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