Depending on the region you live in, it can be more or less costly to insulate your attic and bring it up to standard with the latest recommendations that experts talk about. Nevertheless, your investment doesn’t have to be a problem, as long as you choose the right type of insulation to maximize your home’s energy efficiency.

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According to most experts, you can expect to pay anything from $1,000 to $3,000 and more for attic insulation. To bring your insulation levels from R11 to a more respectable R50, you can typically expect to pay about  $1,500 for an 800 square foot home. Now, depending on the materials used this amount can be much higher or much lower, but we don’t recommend that you use the absolute cheapest layers of insulation you can find. Find out more at

In most cases, depending on the type of HVAC you own and how much maintenance it needs each year, you can expect to save about $500-$800 per year on heating. If you live in a colder area and you greatly upgraded your insulation, your savings might even be higher.

Under those circumstances, it can take anything from 2 to 4 years to get your investment back, and with a good HVAC unit, you can continue saving money for many more years to come.