Oven Installation Cost
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Written by Tristan Cameron
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If you’re building a new home, renovating your kitchen or replacing an old oven, you need a professional electrician to assist.
Coming up with the cost of installing an oven isn’t straightforward. Don’t worry, we’re here to help.
You need to calculate it in two parts: firstly, how much the actual oven costs, and then what to pay a professional electrician to install it.
We can give you a rough estimate. To begin with, an oven can be as low as $300, and installation can start at $100. Naturally, there’s a lot more for you to consider.
To help you have a clearer idea, we’re going to break down the costs of each different type of oven, and then we’ll explain what factors go into the labour charges. Are you ready? Let’s do it.
Choosing an Oven
The first choice is whether you need a residential or industrial oven. If you’re cooking for your family, the former is ideal. Alternatively, you may need the latter to start a catering business.
Your second decision comes down to the power of the oven. Do you want an electric one, or would you prefer gas?
Electricity vs Gas
While an electric oven is cheaper to buy and install, over time, the cost of gas is lower than electricity, and you’ll save more. Gas ovens preheat faster than electric and tend to deliver more precise heat during the cooking phase. If there’s a power outage, the gas oven keeps on going, the electric one, not so much.
Electric ovens range in price from $330–$3,000 and gas ovens $400–$2,500.
Once you’ve narrowed it down between residential and commercial and electric or gas, there are a few more factors to consider:
- Type: do you prefer a stand-alone oven, or is a wall one better for your kitchen space?
- Brand: here is where the price can considerably jump; high-end brands like Miele and Neff start at $2,000.
- Size: do you have the space for a small unit, or is there enough space for a double oven (perfect for big families)?
Now that you’ve decided on the perfect oven for your kitchen, it’s time to look at how much it could cost to install.
Installation charges are based on an hourly rate; if the task is relatively straightforward, like removing an old electric one and replacing it with a newer model, it could take less than an hour. Anything more complicated could take anything from two hours to a day.
Here are the things that can increase the labour costs:
Where the oven will be located makes all the difference. If the kitchen has easy access and there’s no extra wiring required, that’s easy. If the oven needs to be carried up or down stairs or goes into an outdoor area, this poses more challenges and may take additional time.
Additional tasks for the electrician, including the wall needing to be cut in to make space for it or gas fittings needing to be installed, means it’ll take a long time. A level 1 electrician can do straightforward installations, but you need a level 2 electrician for more complicated ones, and their hourly rate is higher.
Benefits of a Professional Installation
While it may seem like removing your old oven and putting in a new one is a job you can handle yourself, there are numerous reasons why having a professional do it makes better sense.
We Carry the Burden
Consider this: a professional electrician has installed hundreds, possibly thousands of ovens. They know what to expect, predict what may go wrong, and generally get the job done much quicker. Sometimes, the instructions that come with the unit aren’t clear, and you make an error in the installation. A professional no longer needs to refer to them.
Additionally, ovens are heavy devices. We use specialised equipment to move the units around so nobody gets a back injury.
Electricity in a house changes over time. If you’re switching out an old oven, the wiring or the power points may need replacing. A professional electrician can check that the newly installed oven is operating at its maximum efficiency, saving you money on electricity in the long run.
Any DIY project involving the power system comes with its own dangers. If you’re upgrading your oven, are you aware that your circuit breakers may be unable to handle the extra power? A professional will determine this before they begin the installation.
Also, the colour wire code system has changed in the last 40 years, and if you didn’t know whether yours was old or new, you might disconnect and reconnect the wrong thing.
At the end of the day, electrical work of this nature should only be handled by a professional electrician like us at North Shore Electricians.
Why Choose North Shore Electricians to Install Your Oven
For over 20 years, we’ve been taking care of electrical projects right across Sydney, including installing ovens.
Our team comprises highly trained professionals who carry current licences and registrations. We pride ourselves on delivering the utmost in customer service and client care.
We’re Sydney-based and familiar with the latest electricity supply and use regulations. We’re available to work around your busy schedule and accommodate all your requirements.
Are you ready to get your new oven installed? Contact us today for a free quote, and we’ll take care of you.