Your oven is an essential part of your kitchen appliance suite, and whether you are replacing an old unit, upgrading to a high-performance model, or completing a new kitchen project, a few factors will influence the expense of oven installation. Your retailer or installer can help determine how the features of your home and your new oven will affect the cost of the job.
Installing ovens is similar in homes and businesses, though the size and style of units used in commercial locations may vary according to their usage. Residential models are sized consistently and, since most kitchens in detached homes are located on the first living level, they cost about $125 to install. Apartment installations may cost about $150, since moving the oven and accessing wiring and gas supply lines may be challenging. Prices average $220 for installations at a businesses, since their scope can range from fitting a standard appliance for use in an employee kitchen to setting up a large commercial oven for a restaurant or food service company.
New and Replacement Oven Installations
Installing a replacement oven in a prepared location is usually straightforward and costs an average of $162. Any work required to prepare the site for a new appliance, such as enlarging the space or converting to a different fuel, will increase the cost of your project. The expense of installing a new oven generally depends on the level of preparation required, and may cost about $200. The ease with which your installer can run electrical and gas lines will affect costs, so the more accessible and closer your gas supply or electrical panel is to the installation site, the simpler the job may be.
Oven Fuel Source
Both electric and gas ovens have specific requirements that will affect the cost of installation, since the skills of a licensed electrician or plumber may be needed to prepare the site. Electric ovens typically require a 240 volt outlet on a dedicated circuit and though installation rates average $180, your costs may depend on whether new wiring is needed to accommodate the appliance. Gas ovens also require an electrical connection for ignition and controls, but can be operated on a standard household outlet. Gas models cost about $200 to install, though the presence of a gas line and appropriate outlet will affect the price of the job. Dual fuel ovens and ranges combine the benefits of both electric and gas heating, but also require both fuel connections and cost an average of $225 to install.
Installation requirements vary with oven styles, since some can be maneuvered and connected more simply than others. A slide-in range is usually set up with minimal preparation, and costs about $162 to install. Handling wall ovens may require more manpower and time, with installation rates that average $200 for single units and $225 for double ovens. The condition of your installation site may also affect the cost of mounting wall ovens, since special framing or cabinetry may be required to support the appliance. Check with your retailer or installer to see if you will need a carpenter or other contractor to prepare the site prior to installation.
Planning Your Oven Installation
Several factors may contribute to the cost of your oven installation. Consider how the style, location, and fuel source of the appliance may influence the skills, tools, and time needed for the job. Your retailer or installer can help determine what preparation is necessary and whether fuel conversion or site upgrades may increase the cost of installation.