Average cost of appliances for a house
Average cost of appliances for a house
$2,100 – $5,400 average package prices (fridge, microwave, range, dishwasher)
Cost of new home appliances
Appliance package prices are $2,100 to $5,400 for a fridge, microwave, range, and dishwasher. The average cost of an appliance for a house is $250 to $1,300, or up to $5,000 for high-end fridges or wall ovens. The cost of new appliances depends on the quality and size.
|Refrigerator||$200 – $600||$600 – $2,300||$2,300 – $5,000|
|Chest freezer||$190 – $350||$350 – $800||$800 – $2,200|
|Upright freezer||$160 – $450||$450 – $1,100||$1,100 – $2,900|
|Stove / range||$530 – $600||$600 – $1,300||$1,300 – $3,000|
|Cooktop||$230 – $400||$400 – $1,300||$1,300 – $3,000|
|Wall oven||$460 – $1,100||$1,100 – $3,400||$3,400 – $5,400|
|Dishwasher||$400 – $800||$800 – $1,200||$1,200 – $3,000|
|Washing machine||$450 – $700||$700 – $1,300||$1,300 – $2,000|
|Clothes dryer||$400 – $800||$800 – $1,200||$1,200 – $2,300|
|Microwave||$60 – $100||$100 – $600||$600 – $2,000|
|Range hood||$50 – $100||$100 – $600||$600 – $1,650|
|Wine fridge||$150 – $400||$400 – $1,200||$1,200 – $2,800|
|Central vacuum unit||$230 – $600||$600 – $1,000||$1,000 – $1,700|
|Water softener||$350 – $600||$600 – $2,000||$2,000 – $4,000|
|Under-sink filtration system||$50 – $100||$100 – $250||$250 – $600|
|Whole-house filtration system||$300 – $650||$650 – $4,800||$4,800 – $7,500|
|Garbage disposal||$70 – $100||$100 – $300||$300 – $600|
Appliances prices by type
A refrigerator costs $600 to $2,300 on average for units with an interior storage capacity of 16 to 25 cubic feet. An extra-large refrigerator costs $1,300 to $3,000 for up to 32 cubic feet of space inside. Some retailers offer free installation with a new fridge purchase.
Washer and dryer
The average washer and dryer cost $1,000 to $2,300 per set. Washer and dryer installation costs $100 to $300 for replacements with existing hookups. The cheapest prices are for side-by-side sets, and 2-piece stackable units cost the most.
Unit prices when buying separately:
A washing machine costs $700 to $1,300.
A dryer costs $800 to $1,200.
Stove / range
Oven and stove range prices are $600 to $1,300 for the unit. Replacement labor costs $100 to $300 more. These freestanding units are typically gas or electric with an oven underneath. Slide-in oven ranges that fit between cabinets cost 30% to 50% more than freestanding units.
A cooktop costs $400 to $1,300 for the unit alone, depending on the size and whether it runs on gas or electricity. Installation labor adds $150 to $370 extra. Radiant and induction surfaces are the most expensive types.
A new wall oven costs $1,100 to $3,400 for the unit alone, depending on the brand, size, and features. Installation labor adds $150 to $300. Extra fees apply for cabinet or counter modifications to make space for a wall oven.
A microwave costs $100 to $600 on average. Built-in microwaves cost up to $2,000, excluding installation. Countertop models are cheapest and portable. Large over-the-range and built-in microwaves typically must connect to ducts that vent outside.
Microwave installation costs $100 to $400 extra, depending on the type.
A range hood costs $100 to $600 for an average under-cabinet or wall-mounted unit only. Unit prices are up to twice as much for island range hoods, concealed-cabinet range hoods, and pop-up hoods that vent down into ducts under the floor.
Appliance package prices & factors
Appliance package prices are $2,100 to $5,400 on average. A 10% to 30% discount typically applies when buying select appliance packages from large retailers.
|Package||Average price range*|
|Basic||$1,200 – $2,100|
|Average||$2,100 – $5,400|
|High-end||$5,400 – $13,000|
*Package prices include a fridge, microwave, oven-stove range, and dishwasher.
Cost factors include:
Size, quality, & brand – Larger appliances typically cost more, especially when made of high-quality materials by a brand offering longer warranties.
Features – Advanced smart features and Wi-Fi-enabled devices cost the most.
Energy efficiency – ENERGY STAR appliances cost more to buy than standard models but reduce operating costs over time.
Time of year – Many retailers offer appliance discounts during the holidays.
Old appliance removal – Haul-away and disposal fees are $25 to $150, depending on the size of the appliance. This service is sometimes free when buying a new unit.
Installation – Appliance installation costs $150 to $350 for labor.
Electrical upgrades – The cost to install a new dedicated circuit is $250 to $900 for hooking up a new appliance that uses more power in an older home. Many large appliances require a dedicated circuit.
Built-in models – Costs are higher for installing built-in appliances due to the extra matching trim kits and labor needed.
Moving – The cost to move washer and dryer hookups is $500 to $2,000.
Permits – New plumbing or electrical line connections cost $50 to $300 in permit fees, depending on the project size and local building codes.
Gas line installation costs $12 to $15 per linear foot.
The cost to install an electrical outlet is $150 to $350.
Cost of home appliance repair
Appliance repair costs $100 to $400 on average or $50 to $125 per hour. Most home appliance repair technicians charge a $70 to $130 minimum service fee for diagnostics and the first hour of labor. Some warranties cover total repair costs while others cover parts only.
Typical appliance repair costs include:
Refrigerator repair costs $125 to $500.
Freezer repair costs $100 to $400.
Oven repair costs $150 to $350.
Dishwasher repair costs $100 to $300.
Washing machine repair costs $100 to $400.
Dryer repair costs $100 to $300.
Microwave repair costs $100 to $250.
Water softener repair costs $150 to $600.
Garbage disposal repair costs $100 to $250.
Ice maker repair costs $100 to $225.
Water filtration system repair costs $100 to $500.
How often should you replace appliances?
You should replace appliances every 10 to 15 years, depending on the appliance’s expected lifespan.
Appliances last longer if they are:
Made from high-quality materials
Backed by long manufacturer warranties
What is the best month to buy appliances?
The best months to buy new appliances are September, October, and May during new manufacturer releases. Shopping the day after Thanksgiving, during holidays, or at the end of the year are typically the best times to get discounted prices.
Is it worth fixing an appliance?
Appliances are worth fixing when they’re less than 10 years old, or when the repair price is less than half of the replacement cost. Replacing an appliance is more cost-effective for older appliances that need frequent repairs.
Is it worth it to buy new appliances before selling my home?
Buying new appliances before selling your home is worth it if the rest of the home is in above-average condition for your neighborhood. If the whole home needs updates and repairs, then many buyers will expect to buy their own new appliances.
Other benefits of buying new appliances include:
The home’s selling price increases in some cases.
New appliances boost buyer appeal in areas with many older homes.
Home inspection ratings will improve.
Buyers appreciate appliance warranties that transfer to them.
Getting estimates and hiring appliance installers
Before hiring appliance installers near you, be sure to:
Compare at least three detailed estimates.
Make sure to hire licensed, bonded, and insured companies.
Look for appliance technicians with NASTeC certification.
Ask for references and read their Google and HomeGuide reviews.
Choose companies with 5+ years of experience.
Get a signed contract and warranty before installation begins.
Avoid low estimates that can signal low-quality work.
Pay only when the job is complete.
Questions to ask
How long have you been installing appliances?
Does this price include delivery and installation?
Am I in your standard service area, or will you charge more to come here?
Are discounts available for buying multiple appliances?
How long does installation take?
Do you offer a labor guarantee?
Can you set up the Wi-Fi connection and smart settings?
Will you install electrical or water lines too?
If I upgrade to a bigger appliance, do you know someone who alters cabinets?
Will I need to install a new outlet?
Does it cost extra to haul away my old appliances?
How long does this warranty last?
Do you offer monthly financing plans?
Are ongoing maintenance plans available for my appliances?