Cost of heating installation and repair

The average rate of heating installation and repair services is $86.50/hr. Costs can either increase or decrease depending on things like the price of the heating unit itself or the location of installation. Generally speaking, rates range from as low as $75/hr to as high as $92.50/hr.

Where does this pricing data come from?

All prices stated in the above article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by ServiceSeeking.com.au. The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Heating Installation & Repair Specialists on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.

Heating installation and repair prices from real customers

Ali from Vic
He needed ducted heating installed at his residence in Brunswick East.
TOTAL COST: $10,000
Ray from Vic
He wanted a 6-star heater with +22kw of power installed in his home. The heating system was supposed to have 11 ducts and up to four zones of control.
TOTAL COST: $7,757.75
Damien from Vic
He need a heating system for his single-storey house in Aspendale. He wanted a 3.7-star heater installed with nine ducts.
TOTAL COST: $4,160

Costs of common heating installation and repair jobs

Heating Installation and Repair Task Typical Quoted Prices
Re-install a disconnected heating unit $1,000
Maintenance of an existing heater $1,100
Placing an existing heater at different area of the wall $1,300
Repair a heater that is not turning off $1,200
Repair ducts that do not heat properly $1,600
Repair a heater ignition $1,500

Important things to know about heating installation and repair prices

The actual cost of heating installation or repair varies greatly from job to job depending on the circumstances. In order for you to get the best possible value out of your money, it would be helpful for you to know which things can affect the final price.

Type of heating system

Heating units come in different sizes, types, and capacity. Some are more expensive than others as well. Solar heating systems are usually ranked as the most affordable and the most efficient type available. Since they only need sunlight, they have almost no operational costs. Electric heating, on the other hand, is regarded as the most expensive and inefficient. This kind of heating not only uses a lot of power; it also poses risks to the environment.

Additionally, when it comes to heating installation, the biggest option isn’t necessarily the best one. Larger systems might be quicker at producing heat, but they can also be more expensive and inefficient. Whatever type or size of system you use, it’s important to do your own research and seek advice from a qualified professional. This way, you’ll get the perfect heating unit for your home.

Location

The location of installation will play a major role in how much your job is going to cost. Heating specialists typically charge more for installations in areas with limited or difficult access such as underfloors or ceilings.

Additional services

Businesses naturally charge higher fees if you need more than a straightforward installation. For example, in certain cases, floorbooards will have to be removed, an old heating system will have to be uninstalled, or heating ducts will have to be added. These tasks are labour-intensive, so you can expect them to add to the total cost of your project.

Rates depend on your location

If you live in Queensland, now is a good time to install or update the heating system in your home. In this state, heating installation costs about $75/hr, which is the lowest rate in the country. Prices aren’t much different in South Australia where heating installation has an average price of $77/hr. Meanwhile, heating installers in New South Wales charge approximately $81.50/hr for their services and their counterparts in Victoria about $90/hr.

Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

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