How Much Does It Cost to Install an Appliance?

C.E. Larusso
Written by C.E. Larusso
Updated October 18, 2021
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The typical cost to have an appliance installed is $120 to $270

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All good things must end, and that includes the lifespan of your oven. Now that you’re the proud owner of that built-in smart model, have a professional install it to make sure it’s seamlessly integrated into the rest of your kitchen and functioning perfectly. The average cost to install an appliance is $195, though the price can be higher if any extra work—such as cabinetry, wiring, or plumbing—needs to be done.

How Much Does It Cost to Install an Appliance Near You?

The national average cost to install an appliance is $195, but the expense could be higher or lower depending on where you live and the complexity of the device you’re installing. You’ll need to contact an appliance installation professional near you to get accurate quotes. Like many projects, the cost to install an appliance tends to be more expensive in denser, more populated cities; here are some average costs for various places around the U.S.

CityCost
Memphis, TN$230
Kahului, Maui, HI$155
Brooklyn, NY$215
San Francisco$215
Austin, TX$185

How Much Does It Cost to Install an Appliance Yourself?

Although it may be tempting to get your hands dirty, we don’t recommend installing an appliance yourself. For one, many home improvement and furniture stores include the cost of installation with your appliance purchase, helping you save money (and time and energy!) in the long run. Also, if you attempt to install your appliance on your own and do it incorrectly, you could void the warranty and find yourself having to take on the cost to repair your shiny new fridge, which can be $200 or more. 

If you need to hire an independent installer to set up your new appliance, make sure your pro is insured and bonded.

What Factors Influence the Cost to Install an Appliance?

Because there are so many different kinds of appliances out there, the cost to install them can vary based on a few different factors.

Type of Appliance

The typical range to install an appliance is $117 to $270, though where you fall in that range—or if you exceed it—greatly depends on the type of appliance you bought. Expect the price to increase if you need to run wiring, address any plumbing issues, add ductwork, or modify your cabinetry.

Model

If your installer is not familiar with your brand of appliance, they may charge you more to install it—especially if the plumbing or gas hookups are unusually complicated. Some popular brands have certification courses for contractors, which can make the process smoother (and might allow your contractor to offer a set price for the work).

Extra Parts

If your contractor needs to purchase or provide any additional parts to fit your appliances in—such as insulation for a dishwasher or a cabinet trim kit—you’ll need to factor in those costs. Some appliance manufacturers do not include these extra parts, as every install is different, so compare exactly what you’re buying versus what you need.

Unexpected Complications

Some appliances will require nothing more than to be placed in their spot and plugged in. Others, however, may require electrical or plumbing work that you didn’t foresee when you purchased them. For instance, if your old appliance is really old, you may need to run more electrical power or install an additional outlet.

How Much Does It Cost to Install an Appliance by Type?

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Refrigerator

The most basic installation for a fridge should only set you back $150 to $250. However, if you’re buying a built-in model, there will likely need to be extensive cabinetry and electrical work done, which can cost anywhere from $130 to $3,900.

Gas Cooktop

For a plug-and-play setup, the installation cost for a gas cooktop will be $70 to $155. If your contractor needs to convert the cooktop’s type of gas (i.e., LP to natural), run new gas lines, or change the cabinets, the price will increase.

Electric Cooktop

Expect to pay $70 to $155 to install your electric cooktop when simply replacing an existing unit. Additional tasks such as countertop alterations, ductwork, or new wiring installation will cost extra.

Stoves, Ovens, and Ranges

If your oven is freestanding or drop-in, you’ll likely pay between $105 to $125 for installation services. The cost should be the same for double wall ovens unless your installer needs to cut countertops or wall openings, which could add between $200 to $225. If you want a cabinet to hide your wall oven, the price could go up anywhere between $1,000 to $5,000, depending on size, wood type, and door style. If your oven is freestanding or drop-in, you’ll likely pay between $105 to $125 for the cost of oven installation services.

Range Hood

Under-cabinet models will cost the least, with the general range for range hood installation at $120 to $500. Wall-mounted models will cost more to install as they are more complex; the bottom line price will increase if you need to remove a part of your cabinet.

Microwave

Expect to pay between $70 and $500 to install your new microwave, possibly more if special cabinet work needs to be completed for a built-in model.

Kitchen Exhaust Fans

Installing a new kitchen exhaust fan will run you $70 to $105 for labor. If you need ductwork or wiring work done, the price will increase.

Dishwasher

The average cost of installing a dishwasher is $110 to $270 for labor alone, assuming you are simply replacing an older model. If you need to remove or replace cabinets, expect to pay a minimum of $1,900. If you need new plumbing to hook up the appliance, you’ll spend $1,270 to $3,200.

Appliance Packages

A common package of a fridge, range, and dishwasher will set you back $260 to $550 for installation. Some retailers will offer a discount or rebate when you purchase several appliances at once, which could save you money in the end.

Washer and Dryer

If your plumbing hookups and vents are ready to go, expect to pay $50 to $175 for a washer and dryer installation. If you wish to move the location where your washer and dryer are currently, you’ll need to factor in extra costs for plumbing, electrical, and vents, which can add $700 to $2,000 to your bill.

Smart Appliances

The installation costs for smart appliances range from $70 to $500. You’ll find smart appliance technology built into newer models of refrigerators, ovens, microwaves, washers, dryers, and dishwashers. Make sure to hire a professional who understands smart appliances and can provide a primer on how to use them. Additionally, if your Wi-Fi doesn’t normally extend to your kitchen, you might need to extend its range.

FAQs About Installing Appliances

What if I need to switch from natural gas to electric (or vice versa)?

You’ll need to increase your budget. Since you will likely need a new outlet, factor in $120 to $200 for that. If your gas company needs to run a new gas line to your oven, expect a $200 to $2,000 charge.

How much will it cost to remove my old appliance?

Having someone get rid of that old dishwasher will cost between $60 to $130. If you’re tossing several appliances, the cost should only go up about $30 for each additional item.

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