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Boiler Installation Costs

Most homeowners spend between $4,242 to $5,858 nationally.
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A boiler is responsible for providing heat to your entire home, and it can be one of the most important appliances in the home to maintain. Much of an average household's annual bills can be attributed to just heating and cooling expenses, making it all the more important your boiler is working efficiently and effectively. There are a few different types of boilers, and it is important to understand the differences before purchasing a new one.

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National Install a Boiler Costs

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$4,889

Average Cost

$90

Minimum Cost

$10,000

Maximum Cost
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$4,242
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$5,858

National Average Cost $4,889
Minimum Cost $90
Maximum Cost $10,000
Average Range $4,242 to $5,858
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How do we get this data? This info is based on 1328 cost profiles, as reported by ImproveNet members.

Most boilers need some type of fuel to keep them running. The most common fuel types are oil and natural gas, although propane is also used on occasion. These fuels can be expensive and especially pricey if your boiler is outdated or inefficient. It is important to remember the amount of space the boiler is responsible for keeping warm compared to the amount of fuel being used. Be mindful of your energy and fuel bill when running your heat — this should tell if your boiler is adequately efficient. Using a boiler with an electronic ignition, rather than a constantly running pilot light, is also a way to save energy costs when purchasing a boiler.

For the boiler itself, expect to pay a significant amount of money — costs start near $2,000. The increase in cost is proportionate to the space they are being used to heat. For a boiler of maximum efficiency, you may pay over $4,000; however, it should be looked at as a short-term cost for a long-term investment. Depending on your home, the boiler can pay for itself in savings in the first few years. A condensing boiler will cost even more, often in excess of $5,000, but is also efficient in excess of 90% and more effectively provides heat to larger areas.

If you plan to install a boiler in your home, it is important to factor in the costs of labor as well. A licensed plumber must be used for this job and will generally take a day's worth of work. Expect to pay in the area of a few hundred dollars for the easiest job and above a thousand for more complex jobs. The removal of your old unit should be included in labor costs.

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Last updated on Jan 24, 2017

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