How Much Does It Cost To Install A Gas Dryer?
Gas Dryer Installation Costs
More and more homeowners are veering away from electric appliances that demand high amounts of energy and instead opting for more affordable options. Gas dryers are one such example, and because the average household dryer consumes around $260 dollars in electrical supplies each year, and it is a major reason that some will opt for gas dryers instead. The initial investment in the machine, the installation, and the other fees are nominal when compared to the long term savings and eco-friendliness of this option.
What surprises many homeowners is the simple fact that the process may come with unexpected fees. For example, the need for gas lines to be run (averaging around $415 to $1000) may increase total project costs substantially. There is also the need to be sure electrical supplies are properly done, a place is made for the unit roughly four feet from venting and supplies, and even that someone will remove and haul away old equipment.
Gas dryer installation: a gas dryer that offers 7.3 cubic feet of space and requires 240 v or 30 amp electrical service at the site of installation. It should have multiple drying programs and provide a warranty for a year or more.
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|Additional supplies||$75-$100 per installation||1||$75-$100|
|Labor Cost (installation)||$60-$75 per hour||3||$180-$225|
|Labor Cost (removal/haul away)||$20-$50 fee||1||$20-$50|
|Total Cost||$975-$1,375 each||1||$975-$1,375|
Other considerations and costs
- Installation of venting is often a surprise addition to the cost and whether choosing aluminum, rigid, plastic, metal or another type, it can boost costs by $100 or more.
- If there is no pre-existing gas lines or services at the home, this is going to require a licensed professional to run the line and connector kit, install valves, and more.
- Gas dryers can be purchased as compact models that require a 110 volt and which may come at a smaller purchase price, but will not see any reduction in installation costs as the need for electrical work, installation, and other elements will still exist.
- Installation of a gas dryer is not a DIY project. It has to meet specific codes and standards, and that is why we advise paying for professional delivery and hookup as well as licensed contractors to come in and do the work needed to prepare for the appliance’s arrival.
- Do not allow online tutorials to convince you that DIY installation is simple. The use of gas lines is not something that a novice should ever consider, and because there is also live electrical service involved (with the need to shut off the electrical main required) it is best to hire experts.
- Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2019.
- Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
- Literature review of DIY Web sites.
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Cost by city
- New York, NY$1,887
- Bronx, NY$1,551
- Brooklyn, NY$1,293
- Philadelphia, PA$1,613
- Washington, DC$1,399
- Atlanta, GA$1,266
- Miami, FL$1,152
- Fort Lauderdale, FL$1,206
- Minneapolis, MN$1,415
- Chicago, IL$1,649
- Houston, TX$1,701
- San Antonio, TX$1,142
- Austin, TX$1,293
- Denver, CO$1,092
- Phoenix, AZ$1,152
- Las Vegas, NV$1,265
- Los Angeles, CA$1,425
- San Diego, CA$1,293
- San Jose, CA$1,562
- Seattle, WA$1,143
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