How Much Does It Cost To Install An Oil Boiler?


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Oil Boiler Costs

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Homes with an oil boiler may rely on them either for hot water supplies or heating, or both. In this way, they must be considered a key component in the home, and yet few property owners know just what to do when they run into trouble with a boiler, or whether or not it is the right equipment for their needs.

There are several factors that impact the cost of an oil boiler installation, and these include the type of boiler installed, the labor required to do the installation, and whether or not it operates as a hot water heater or a component of the heating system.

Boiler installation: standard boiler for a 1,500 sq.ft. home.

Item Cost Quantity Line Cost
Standard system: can provide domestic hot water heating in addition to customized options, such as hot water. $3,500 each 1 $3,500
Labor Cost $90 per hour 10 $900
Total Cost $4,100 each 1 $4,100


Other considerations and costs

  • When contemplating the use of a hot water heater for domestic supplies and as a central component of a heating system (even though it is not providing that function in the summer months) it is an energy-efficient way to heat a home.
  • Replacing a boiler is a different process and it is best to always consider garage repairs before rushing to a workshop for a new item. The average price for oil boiler replacement is around $4,000, while higher efficiency options are only $7,000.
  • The project must also have an oil tank installation, and the cost for this is also going to vary based on the size, location, and any special requirements.
  • Can a boiler’s fuel type be switched? In a nutshell, yes. The question is whether or not it is a cost-effective decision. Gas fueled furnaces run at a much cheaper price, but oil is much easier to acquire. This, however, necessitates the use of an oil tank that must be properly installed and this can range from a mere $500 to more than $3,000 depending on the complexity of the tank and its location.
  • A good chimney cleaning is required before any oil burner begins its useful life.

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DIY considerations

  • Quite plainly, the court is out on whether you should get an oil burner. However, if you are eager to keep things going smoothly, it is in your best interest to speak with an expert and to learn ahead of time whether or not the oil burner is for you. Whether or not it is your sole source of heat or hot water, it is likely to be one of the most trusted heat sources as well as a supplier of domestic hot water.


  • 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$6,586
  • Bronx, NY$5,412
  • Brooklyn, NY$4,511
  • Philadelphia, PA$5,627
  • Washington, DC$4,883
  • Atlanta, GA$4,418
  • Miami, FL$4,018
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$4,209
  • Minneapolis, MN$4,938
  • Chicago, IL$5,753
  • Houston, TX$5,934
  • San Antonio, TX$3,983
  • Austin, TX$4,510
  • Denver, CO$3,811
  • Phoenix, AZ$4,020
  • Las Vegas, NV$4,413
  • Los Angeles, CA$4,972
  • San Diego, CA$4,512
  • San Jose, CA$5,450
  • Seattle, WA$3,990

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