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Cost of ducting and ventilation installation

Last updated: 22nd May 2019

The average cost of duct and vent installation is $90/hr. Different requirements can affect the cost of the project, but you can expect rates to range from $80.25/hr to $93.75/hr.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2018 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Ducting and Ventilation Installers on the site from July 2016 to July 2017.

Ducting and ventilation prices from real customers

Stephen from Vic
He had an old ducted heater replaced with a new one that included new ducting. There were five existing outlets in his home in Coburg, and he wanted three additional outlets.
TOTAL COST: $4,050
Ravish from Vic
He paid for ducted heating installation at his 3-bedroom house in Endeavour Hills.
TOTAL COST: $3,000
Meagan from Vic
She had all the ducts in her single-storey home in Blackburn replaced with new ones. There were 12 outlets in total.
TOTAL COST: $1,720

Factors that influence the cost of installing ducting and ventilation

Before you start checking out businesses for your ducting and ventilation job, it would be good for you to understand how they come up with their quotes. This way, you’ll be able to prepare a sufficient budget. Several things can have an impact on project costs including:


The sizes of houses vary, so it follows that larger homes will require longer ducting and more vents in order to properly circulate the air. This also means that more materials and manpower are needed to complete the job, and this would mean bigger expenses for you.


Prepare an ample budget if the area for installation will be hard to reach. Your tradie will likely charge a higher fee if they need to bring in additional equipment to access the location where the ducting and ventilation will be installed.

Additional tasks

This may include removing aged or leaking ducts prior to the new installation. It will cost you extra because your installers will have to do more work.

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Advantages of a reliable ducting and ventilation system

A ducting and ventilation system is crucial to any household due to the various benefits it provides.

1. It improves air quality.

The primary purpose of a ducting and ventilation system is to distribute air evenly throughout the house and ensure that you are breathing in clean air.

2. It increases comfort.

Ducting and ventilation regulates air temperature and keeps it consistent to the level that you desire. It will neither be too hot nor too cold, making your home a lot cosier.

3. It is environmentally friendly.

Ducting and ventilation greatly helps to lessen the production of carbon dioxide in the environment by reducing the heat in your living space.

4. It prevents mould, dust, and other bacteria.

Humidity in the air causes these allergens to build up in the atmosphere. A good ventilation system gets rid of humidity and prevents the spread of these harmful stuff.

5. It saves energy.

Keeping your air conditioner on all day is not only bad for the environment; it’s also bad for your wallet. Ducting and ventilation systems will distribute the air around your home, thus minimising air conditioner usage.

Pricing information correct as at November 2017.

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