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How Much Does It Cost To Install Appliances?

By on Jul 1, 2016
How Much Does It Cost To Install Appliances?

Appliances may not be the facets that top your home remodeling list, but when it comes to function, few items in our homes get used more than our appliances. Much like anything in the home, over time, these vital appliances wear down and do not function as well as they once did. As such, you must do your research and find the most appropriate appliances for your home and budget.

Below are the average prices to install all major appliances. Whether you are adding a new refrigerator, installing a washer/dryer or replacing your dishwasher, the prices below must be taken into consideration before you hand over that credit card.

Refrigerator Installation Cost

Refrigerator Installation Cost

As is the case with many of the appliances below, your overall price will largely depend on the product you buy. We have seen refrigerator installation go as low as $200, but as high as $5,000. Nonetheless, according to Homewyse, the average price to install a new refrigerator is roughly $1,200. This price includes labor, site preparation, delivery and clean up.

Before your refrigerator pro comes knocking, there are a few precautionary steps you can take to ensure all installation goes smoothly:

  • Measure the delivery path and new appliance area to make sure that your refrigerator will fit through the doors and hallways.
  • Verify your existing electrical and water connections.
  • Clear the path to the final spot as much as possible.

Oven-Stove Installation Cost

Oven/Stove Installation Cost

More often than not, we keep food cold until it comes time to cook. In order to make that famous lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs, you need a reliable oven/stove combo. Like many other kitchen appliances, the oven and stove have come a long way. While stainless steel is undoubtedly preferred materials nowadays, appliance manufacturers are creating updated versions every single day.

Nevertheless, according to Homewyse, most oven/stove combos cost $3,100 to install. We have seen prices as low as $2,700 and as high as $4,000. This price includes removal of old items, delivery, setup, installation and cleanup.

Before your double oven range pro comes knocking, there are a few precautionary steps you can take to ensure all installation goes smoothly:

  • Verify that your outlet type matches the approved types.
  • Empty & unplug your old oven.
  • Clear the path to the final spot as much as possible.

Tip: Everyone wants new, but you can vastly save on materials costs if you shop online for used oven/stove combos.

Dishwasher Installation Cost

Dishwasher Installation Cost

Believe it or not, we can all live without a dishwasher. Yes, it may take much longer to wash and clean dishes, but if you get your hands dirty (literally), the job will get done. However, more often than not, many of us choose to install a dishwasher. Given their relatively low cost, many homeowners agree that the benefits far outweigh the costs.

While most people do not realize this, dishwashers are much more energy efficient than washing dishes by hand. Individuals use too much water and soap when washing their dishes by hand. Dishwashers have been proven to save about 5,000 gallons of water each year and up to $40 on utility bills. This equates to a savings of over $400 during the average life of a dishwasher. Because this easily falls within the average price range of purchasing a dishwasher, it is possible to break even on a dishwasher at the end of its life cycle.

According to our dishwasher installation cost guide, the average installation cost is roughly $700. As you can see, the price can range from $250 up to $1,000 with installation. As always, you can save money by purchasing a used dishwasher online by installing it on your own.

Before your dishwasher pro comes knocking, there are a few precautionary steps you can take to ensure all installation goes smoothly:

  • Measure your rough cabinet opening.
  • Verify your existing electrical and water connections.
  • Empty and unplug your old dishwasher.
  • Clear the path to the final spot as much as possible.

Washer Installation Cost

Washer Installation Cost

Today’s clothes are fragile, but fortunately enough, not only are new washers more gentle on your clothes, but are energy efficient as well. New models with the Energy Star label use approximately 35% less energy and over 35% less water than a conventional machine, all while delivering superior cleaning performance.

In addition to efficiency, washers have also grown in size. Tub dimensions can range from about 2.45 cubic feet up to 5.6 cubic feet. You'll find the largest capacity on a front loader or in a top loader without the central agitator. Larger interior dimensions will give you more flexibility and can also handle oversized household items, like comforters and sleeping bags.

According to Homewyse, the average cost to install a washer is roughly $500, with prices as low as $450 and as high as $660.

Before your washer pro comes knocking, there are a few precautionary steps you can take to ensure all installation goes smoothly:

  • Verify your existing electrical and water connections.
  • Empty & unplug your old washer.
  • Clear the path to the final spot as much as possible.

Dryer Installation Cost

Dryer Installation Cost

Much like the washer, dryers have come a long way over the years. Fortunately for us, that means we can dry a whole load of colors for our growing families. Additionally, as time has evolved, dryers have not only become more energy efficient, but quieter as well.

According to our dryer project guide, dryers range in price from $250 for a bare-bones model to $550 and up with Homewyse prices going as high as $700. Nevertheless, for $500 and up, dryer manufacturers offer quiet operation, electronic controls, more than three temperature choices and drying racks. Most high-end models come with drum lights, making it easy to spot those inevitable stray socks hiding in the back of the drum.

Before your dryer pro comes knocking, there are a few precautionary steps you can take to ensure all installation goes smoothly:

  • Verify your existing electrical connections.
  • Empty & unplug your old dryer.
  • Clear the path to the final spot as much as possible.

Other Kitchen Appliance Installation Costs

Other Kitchen Appliance Installation Costs

Delivery Charges 

Some merchants do not include a delivery charge. Before you pay, make sure the delivery charge is included. Even if the actual unit is cheaper, a store that charges for delivery could end being more expensive than a more expensive model.

Extended Warranties 

While many companies use verbal warranties, having something on paper (or online) is always the safe way to go. As such, make sure you ask the manufacturer for a written warranty. While this may add $100 to your total cost, the lifetime savings could far exceed that number.

Required Components & Labor

Labor is undoubtedly included in your overall cost, but some projects require more labor than others. For example, a new range could require a gas or electrical connection or a new dishwasher could require plumbing and electrical hook-up. Some electrical wires are not up to code while other homes simply didn’t install the correct plumbing to begin with. Either way, if your house is not set up for a new or updated model, your installation cost could go up.

Loan Payments

Loan Payments

Many companies offer deferred payment plans, but just know that late payment charges are substantial. Do not miss a payment.

Removal of Old Appliances 

Many companies throw in the removal of the old appliance, but others do not. Much like the delivery charge, make sure this charge is included in your overall price. On the other hand, if you need to dispose of it yourself, just know that many landfills have regulations in place that refrigerators and freezers have to be prepared and tagged by a certified heating and ventilation specialist before they can be disposed.

Despite these extra costs, there are other ways to save money with your kitchen appliances.

Conclusion

Replacing a kitchen appliance is rarely a welcomed expense, but more often than not, your newer model will not only be more functional, but more cost-efficient down the line. For more cost information, be sure to reach out to a local kitchen pro or merchant to see what they charge for an all kitchen appliance installations.


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