How much do you need to pay for professional appliance installation and repair?

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If you have a new kitchen appliance to install, expect to pay about $81.50/hr on average. Of course, this rate can still change due to varying factors, and it can range from $71.25/hr to $89.50/hr.

However, if you only need a technician to repair your kitchen appliance, get ready to shell out an average price of approximately $57.50/hr. Depending on the difficulty of the job, kitchen appliance repairs can go for as low as $53.75/hr or as high as $61.25/hr.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by ServiceSeeking.com.au. The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Appliance Installers and Repairers on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.
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Jared paid a total of $365 to get an old non-ducted rangehood replaced with a canopy ducted rangehood in his townhouse in Victoria. The price was broken down to $315 for labour and an additional $50 for the duct and outlet that were not included in the rangehood he bought. The job was completed by 2 people in just 2 hours.

Important repair and installation factors that drag costs up or down

There are many factors that determine the total cost of an appliance installation or repair job. Here are some things to consider when you’re setting a budget for the service you need.

Complexity of the job

If there are complications in installing or repairing your kitchen appliance, it would definitely take more time to complete the job. Many businesses charge on a per-hour basis, so if they need to work on your appliance for a longer time, get ready to pay a higher amount.

Brand and model of appliance

There are certain appliance brands and models that have more complicated systems. So when hiring a professional to do your job, make sure that they are already familiar with the brand and model of your kitchen appliance. This way, you can be sure that the matter will be properly dealt with quickly. Getting someone who still needs to learn how your appliance works will only waste time.

Accessibility of replacement parts

Sometimes you need to find replacement parts for your kitchen appliance. However, not all products and spare parts are readily available. Their prices also vary depending on the manufacturers and suppliers.

 hgtv.com | Photo By: Eric Perry

hgtv.com | Photo By: Eric Perry

Cost of appliance installation

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Varying average rates, different states

In Queensland, kitchen appliance installation has an average cost of around $88/hr. South Australia residents, on the other hand, are paying roughly $70/hr for the services of a professional kitchen appliance installer.

Kitchen appliance repairs in New South Wales cost approximately $50/hr. In Victoria, businesses are usually charging an average rate of about $65/hr for the same type of service.

Cost differences: It depends on the type of appliance

On average, a dishwasher installation that involves a straightforward procedure costs about $227.46. If you’re planning on installing a new rangehood with simple requirements, you can expect to pay an average rate of $221.72.

On the other hand, oven and stove repairs will cost you approximately $186.42, while washing machine repairs are at priced at around $112.02. Of course, these rates may still go up or down depending on the complexity of the job.

To get a better estimate for your job, you can connect with kitchen appliance installers and repairers on ServiceSeeking.com.au. The site has many qualified professionals who are ready to give value-for-money services.

Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

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