How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the icy temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is usually near the top of that list. When you’re budgeting to winterize your home, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Calgary.

The first thing to decide when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation team come in and perform the job. Doing it yourself could save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the materials, equipment, and devote your own time doing the task (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, a job in your attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We see that most people 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 moderate investment you can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

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

There are multiple reasons.

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

Second, professional insulation installers will understand how much insulation you need for each area of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost homeowners more money in the long run, not just for more materials 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 remember is equipment. To correctly install insulation you commonly need specific equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to install insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with an expert insulation installation business. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are running the equipment properly.

Not only can upgrading insulation help you save money on your energy 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, A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 587-315-5271 today to schedule your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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