A standalone freezer provides valuable food storage space for your family, helping you save time and money by making fewer shopping trips. Professional installation of your new freezer ensures that it is set up for correct and efficient operation, and that you experience minimal disruption to your home. The style and features of your freezer and the condition of the installation site will help determine the expense of the job.
The brand of your new freezer may be an indicator of the complexity of installation, since some models may require partial assembly or special preparation upon delivery. Your installer can let you know if your choice of freezer has any special installation procedures that take extra time or manpower that affect the cost of setting it up. Installation rates average $153 for Amana models, $184 for a Bosch, $176 for Electrolux, $157 for Frigidaire, $138 for GE, $132 for Haier and $144 for a Hot Point, $148 for a Kenmore, $151 for Kitchen Aid, $158 for LG, $128 for Magic Chef, $158 for Maytag, $164 for Samsung, $192 for a Subzero, and $136 to place a Whirlpool freezer.
Building Level of Installation
The level of the house or building that your freezer will be moved to is an important factor in the cost of installation. For projects that involve setting up a freezer on the first floor, prices average $142. The added time and labor to install freezers on higher levels contribute to costs of about $167 for a second floor move and $186 for placing one on the third story of a building. The cost of a basement installation will vary with the accessibility of the area; if your home has a walk-out or daylight basement, rates may be comparable to a first-floor install, while maneuvering a freezer down a flight of stairs or through a bulkhead door may cost as much as moving one to a second floor.
If your installation site is located above or below the entry level of your home or apartment building, having access to an elevator can greatly simplify the job for your contractor. If one is available, your project may cost $158, compared to $172 for upper level installations with stairway access.
Planning for Your Freezer Installation
When planning for your freezer installation, consider how the style, size, and features of the appliance may influence the complexity of installation, as well as how difficult it may be for your contractor to move the appliance into and through your home. Bear in mind that any extra services such as the removal of an old freezer or the installation of an electrical outlet will add to project costs, and may require the services of additional contractors. Be sure to discuss the features of both your home and your new freezer with your installer so you can plan and budget for the installation.