Appliance installers come to your home to install built-in home appliances such as stoves and cooktops, wall ovens, microwaves, refrigerators, dishwashers, garbage disposals, washers and dryers. Nationwide, the cost to have appliances installed ranges from $65–$170, depending on the type of appliance, make and model, the power source (gas or electric), and whether your home has specific wiring, plumbing or natural gas hookups that require extra time or troubleshooting. As part of the service, many installers will haul away your old appliances as well. Be sure to ask about this ahead of time.
Large, built-in refrigerators tend to be the most expensive appliances to install, followed by gas ranges, ovens and cooktops, which can get pricey depending on whether you also need a downdraft, range hood or other ventilation system put in. When replacing an existing appliance with the same type and size of appliance that uses the same power source, many services have standard flat installation fees. Below are some average installation fees for various appliances. These prices don’t include parts and can vary according to region or complexity of the job:
Gas cooktop: $105–$225
Freestanding or slide-in gas or electric range: $75–$125
Professional-grade single oven: $175
Professional-grade double wall oven: $150–$250
Refrigerator (basic): $85–$125
Column-unit refrigerator: $200
42- to 48-inch built-in refrigerator: $150–$300
Standard dishwasher: $$65–125
Fully integrated (hidden controls) dishwasher: $165
Front-loading washer: $125–$150
Gas dryer: $85–$150
Stackable washer and dryer: $150
Sandman Appliance Installations owner David Gervais has a set rate for most appliance installations and typically provides customers ahead of time with an estimated "modification charge" should he run into complications during an installation.
Experienced appliance installers will ask for the brand name and model of the appliance(s) you need installed. If they don’t, you should supply that information. Infinite Installations’ technicians regularly complete certification courses in popular appliance brands such as Wolf, Sub-Zero, Jenn-Air, Viking and Meile. Gervais has experience installing many popular appliance brands.
The power source an appliance requires—gas versus electric, for example—may affect the installation cost, but most likely only if you are replacing an electric-powered appliance with a gas one, or vice versa. Converting from electric to gas requires a contractor qualified to run a gas line. Dishwashers, refrigerators and washing machines must be connected to water lines. Cynthia Roman, who owns Roman Appliance Installation with her husband Michael, says many newer appliances have much more complicated control panels than older models, and often require additional connections.
If you purchase new appliances from a retailer or big box store without installation included, the hoses and other parts—a trim kit for an over-the-range microwave for example—may not be included. Installers can often supply the necessary parts, but they will cost extra.
The best way to save money is to provide installers with as much information about the job as possible upfront. For example, let them know If you are remodeling and installing all new appliances with new cabinetry and flooring or if you are replacing appliances that need to fit into your existing cabinetry or under stone countertops.
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