Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the frigid temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is normally high on the list. When you’re budgeting to winterize your home, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Matz-Rightway is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Long Island.
The first thing to consider 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. Doing it yourself may save you money, but you will have to buy all the insulation, equipment, and use your own time doing the work (typically a two-day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in your attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.
The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We find that most consumers spend between $900 and $1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, the lower end of the cost estimate reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the important point is that even with a smaller investment you can dramatically boost the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.
So with the probable savings, why wouldn’t you just do the work yourself?
There are a few reasons.
First, professionally installed insulation typically 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 comprehensive and covers more sections that are harder to access for the usual DIY installation.
Second, expert insulation installers will know how much insulation you require 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 additional insulation. This can cost homeowners more money over time, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your utility bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.
Another thing to remember is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you commonly need particular equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to install insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with a professional insulation installation business. Plus you don’t have to worry about whether you are running the equipment properly.
Not only can adding insulation help you save money on your heating and cooling 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, Matz-Rightway is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 631-406-9220 today to schedule your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!