How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the freezing temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is typically near the top of that list. When you’re deciding how much to spend to get your home ready for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Service Experts Commercial HVAC is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Toronto.

The first thing to decide when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation team come in and do the work. Doing it yourself may save you money, but you will have to buy all the components, equipment, and use 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, spending long periods of time in an attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We discover that most homeowners spend between $850 and $2000 to have blown-in insulation installed. Naturally, 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 seriously boost the energy efficiency of your home while also enhancing your comfort.

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

For a couple reasons.

First, company installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the standard 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 areas that are harder to access for the typical DIY installation.

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

Another thing to remember is equipment. To correctly install insulation you commonly 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 typically higher with an established insulation installation contractor. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are running the equipment appropriately.

Not only can installing 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 readying your home for winter, Service Experts Commercial HVAC is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 289-201-2346 today for your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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