Winter is coming, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the freezing temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is typically near the top of that list. When you’re planning to get your home ready for winter, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Jack Nelson Service Experts is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Tulsa.
The first thing to decide when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation contractor come in and perform the job. Deciding to do it yourself may save you money, but you will have to purchase all the insulation, equipment, and devote your own time doing the task (typically a two-day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, a job in the attic or crawlspace isn’t how most people want to spend their free time.
The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $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 seriously upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.
So with the potential savings, why wouldn’t you just install insulation yourself?
There are a few reasons.
First, company installed insulation normally 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 usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more sections that are harder to access for the typical DIY installation.
Second, established insulation installers will know how much insulation you need for each area of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation they need to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost a lot more money over time, not just for more components 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 special equipment. You can rent equipment to place insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with an established insulation installation contractor. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are using the equipment appropriately.
Not only can adding insulation help you save money on your energy 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, Jack Nelson Service Experts is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 918-212-8927 today for your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!