A vent hose is essential for removing heat and moisture generated during dryer operation. A properly installed dryer hose is vented to the exterior of your home to prevent damage from excessive moisture. Your contractor can help you determine how needed preparations and the distance between your dryer and vent will affect the cost of installation.
Installing a Dryer Vent Hose at Homes and Businesses
The location of your dryer is an important factor in the complexity of installing a vent hose. Since the dryer must be vented outside, its proximity to an outside wall has significant impact on the time needed for the job. Most homes are prepared for dryer and vent hose installations, providing for an uncomplicated project that costs an average of $74 to complete. Installing a vent hose in an apartment may be more difficult, depending on whether laundry facilities are located centrally or within units, costing about $138. Since business facilities are not typically equipped for dryers and related vents, the installation may be challenging, with an average price of $179.
Laundry Room Installation
Installing a ventilation hose in an existing laundry room is generally uncomplicated, since a vent should be in place in the exterior wall. Connecting a hose to the appliance and to an established vent is straightforward, but installing a wall vent where one does not exist may be a time-consuming task for your installer, particularly in basement applications. Project rates may range from $82 to $126 depending on the accessibility and condition of the project site.
The process of installing a dryer vent hose in a garage is similar a home installation, with the distance of the appliance from the exterior vent the primary factor in the difficulty of the job. Location and site conditions contribute to installation rates between $94 and $161. Depending on your location and climate, exhaust ducting may require some insulation to prevent condensation from ducts that travel through unheated spaces. Your contractor can evaluate your garage installation to determine if the distance between the dryer and the wall vent warrants insulation or other special preparations.
Preparing for a Dryer Vent Hose Installation
While installing a dryer vent hose is typically simple, a few factors can influence the complexity and cost of the job. The location of your dryer, presence and condition of an exhaust vent, and type of hose or ducting used may make a significant difference in the time and skill needed for the job. Discuss with your contractor whether the installation is a replacement or in a new site, and how the proximity of your dryer to an exterior wall or existing vent will affect the job.