How Much Does Appliance Installation Cost?

Typical Range:

$119 - $278

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Updated June 6, 2022

Reviewed by Robert Tschudi, Expert Home Building and Remodeling Contributor.

Written by HomeAdvisor.

The cost of an appliance installation is between $119 and $278, or $198 on average. If your space has all the right hookups and doesn’t need a professional for the installation, you might spend as little as $50 for your appliance. If you need to run wiring, update plumbing, add ductwork, or alter the cabinets or countertops, you can pay upwards of $2,000.

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Average Cost to Install Appliances

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National Average $198
Typical Range $119 - $278
Low End - High End $75 - $540

Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by 10,391 HomeAdvisor members.

Labor Cost to Install Appliances

When you hire an appliance installer near you, expect to pay $70 to $500 for their services. Installations in areas that need structural changes or additional hookups fall on the higher end of this price range. 

Otherwise, your installation pro will likely use a flat rate fee that depends on the type of appliance you need to be installed.

AppliancePrice
Basic refrigerator$85-$300
Smart fridge$85-$500
Range$105-$125
Cooktop$70-$155
Wall oven$100-$125
Range hood$400-$1,500
Exhaust fan$70-$100
Dishwasher$70-$125
Microwave$70-$130
Washing machine$50-$175
Clothes dryer$50-$175

Average Cost of Kitchen Appliance Installation

Expect to pay an average of $200 for each appliance you need professionally installed. Large purchases from a home improvement store may include standard installation in the price of the appliance. 

However, for custom appliances or retailers that don't include delivery, you may need to hire a pro to install it for you. Installation difficulty varies according to appliance type. Each kitchen or laundry room appliance comes with its own considerations.

Refrigerator and Freezer

Most refrigerators cost between $1,000 to $2,000 with installation included. The labor accounts for anywhere between $150 to $250. In some cases, you’ll see a higher price tag on your fridge installation. 

Fridges that need a dedicated water line for water dispensing or ice-making might cost an additional $70 to $130 to install. A deep freezer costs anywhere between $70 to $500 to install.

Stoves, Ranges, and Ovens

An oven costs between $300 to $15,000, and the typical cost for an oven installation falls between $100 to $800. The price of your oven range varies depending on whether you need wiring, an AFCI circuit breaker, or a gas line. 

  • Wiring: $260–$320

  • AFCI circuit breaker: $65–$200 

  • Gas line: $260–$760

Dishwasher

A dishwasher costs $400 to $3,500, which includes the $400 to $2,000 appliance along with $110 to $270 for the installation. Expect the total to climb towards the higher range if the installer needs to alter or remove cabinets to fit the dishwasher under the counter.

Other Kitchen Appliances

There are other kitchen appliances that have their own price points, so if you’re hoping to renovate your kitchen or make additional upgrades, the following installation prices will give you a good idea of what to expect:

Kitchen Appliance Average Installation Cost
Electric cooktop $100–$500
Gas cooktop $200–$700
Range hood $400–$1,500
Microwave $75–$300
Kitchen exhaust fans $250–$550

Washer and Dryer Installation

The price of washer and dryer installation is between $350 to $600 if you already have all the hookups and vents in place. Complex installations, such as ones requiring custom hookups, plumbing, ducts, and duct cleaning can add up to $2,000 for the installation.

Appliance Cost Factors

A few factors that can affect the cost of your appliance’s installation include the finish of the appliance and the complexity of the installation.

Finish

Stainless steel appliances cost around $500 to $11,100 to install. Included in the total is the install services at $85 to $500, plus the $400 to $10,600 for the appliance. A basic stainless steel dishwasher is $400, while a 30-cubic-foot side-by-side refrigerator in black steel costs $10,600.

Stainless steel refrigerators average $100 to $200 more than white or black models. Fingerprint-resistant black and slate stainless steel are $100 to $200 more than a basic stainless steel appliance or about $200 to $400 more than plain finishes.

Smart Appliances

Smart appliances cost $750 to $8,500. This includes $70 to $500 for the installation plus $650 to $8,000 for the appliance. These appliances cost from 20% to 50% more than their basic counterparts. Refrigerators, microwaves, washers, dryers, ovens, and dishwashers can all use smart appliance technology.

Plumbing or Electrical Work

Professional plumbing and electrical prices vary depending on the type of work involved, but for the most part, electricians charge around $50 to $100 an hour on top of the parts they need to complete the service. 

Expect to pay around $300 or more in total for electrical work for most appliances. Hiring a plumber costs anywhere between $50 to $200 an hour or a total of $175 to $450, depending on the complexity of your project.

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DIY vs. Hire an Appliance Installation Pro

Large home improvement or furniture stores may include installation when you buy your new appliances from them. If you buy them elsewhere, plan on hiring a bonded and insured pro to be certain that it is properly installed and working correctly. The cost to hire an appliance installation pro near you is between $65 to $145 per hour.

Incorrect setup of an appliance can void the warranty leaving you with an average $200 appliance repair price. It can also cause damage to your kitchen or home through overloaded circuits and improperly installed ductwork. Incorrectly fitting water lines can lead to flooding and water damage repair bills. Always hire a professional installer and follow these appliance safety tips.

FAQs

Who installs gas appliances?

An appliance installation expert generally installs gas appliances. They specialize in setting up ranges, cooktops, and clothes dryers that run on gas. Typically, both licensed HVAC professionals and licensed plumbers can install gas lines.

Is it more affordable to buy appliances in a bundle?

Yes, appliances are up to $1,500 less expensive when bought as a bundle. Retailers offer the bundle deal when buying three or more appliances from a certain brand. The amount of savings they offer depends on the total price of the order.

How much do appliances cost per month?

Expect to pay $50 to $75 per month for the power and water needed to run your fridge, oven, dishwasher, washing machine, and clothes dryer. The overall costs depend on the local gas or electricity rate, energy efficiency of the machines, and total usage.

Each month, an average household might pay:

  • $18 to keep the refrigerator running constantly

  • $6 to cook for an hour a day using a gas range

  • $9 for one hour a day of cooking using an electric range

  • $12 to clean 18 loads of dishes

  • $7–$20 to run 34 loads of laundry through their washing machine

  • $5–$10 for 34 loads in a gas dryer

  • $10–$15 to run 34 loads through an electric dryer

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