Are you trying to figure out how much insulation will cost you? We get some pretty chilly winters and hot summers in New York, so insulation definitely comes in handy all year long. Whether you’re planning to re-insulate your house or you’re building a new home, insulation could be a great way to keep your energy bills low—without sacrificing your comfort!
There are a lot of factors that can affect the cost of your insulation, but the results of properly installed insulation could result in an efficient and comfortable home!
Determining Insulation Energy Savings
In order to determine the cost of insulation, it could be helpful to calculate your potential savings. There are a couple tools that you can use.
Visit CIMA (Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association) online to calculate insulation savings. You can measure the financial impact of increasing your insulation performance by entering your data into the insulation calculator—the size of your house, the cost of your energy, etc. With the calculator, you can see what you would be saving this year and in the future!
This home energy saver tool calculates all your energy bills using your current rates and personal information, such as where you live, the number of your household members, what year your home was built, whether you have a basement or not, the type of HVAC system you have, etc. After filling in your data, you’ll get back your current yearly energy costs and how much you can potentially save with upgrades.
Increasing Your Savings
There are things you can do to make sure you’re maximizing your savings.
- Talk to professionals: Some homeowners may be handy and perform many DIY projects around the house—but insulation installation shouldn’t be one of them. Installing insulation requires professional expertise to ensure it’s being completed correctly to help you save the most money.
- Air seal your home: A home that is properly insulated but not air sealed isn’t energy-efficient. Air leaks hinder the performance of your insulation, so your home should be both insulated and sealed. Caulking and weatherstripping are two common air sealing techniques.
- Be as energy-efficient as possible: You won’t be saving as much money as you could if your home is insulated but isn’t energy-efficient in other ways. For example, if your windows are old and leaky, your home still has energy-inefficient incandescent bulbs instead of CFL bulbs, etc., there is much potential for savings. There are a lot of ways to save energy (and money)—and combined with bigger ticket items like insulation and window replacement, they can help gain significant energy savings.
Insulation Installation Services in the Upstate New York Area
If you want to learn more about the cost of insulation for your home, contact the professional insulators at MIG Building Systems. We install cellulose, fiberglass and other forms insulation and we have experience insulating homes in Rochester, Syracuse and the surrounding areas.
Call us today at 888-397-0988 to learn more about the cost of insulation!