Cost to Install an Air Exchanger

Updated: June 2016

Air Exchanger Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Air Exchanger Cost
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 220 CFM fresh air exchanger. Transfers moisture and heat. Requires 120V electrical connection at unit. 5 yr limited warranty.
1 exchanger$967.40$1,128.94
Air Exchanger Labor - Basic
Basic labor estimate to install air exchanger. Assemble and secure unit. Connect inlet and outlet ducting (up to 3m/10ft runs). Connect and secure wiring to existing electrical receptacle. Mount, connect and configure controller. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
6.6 hours$543.55$689.55
Air Exchanger Materials and Supplies
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install air exchanger including: fittings, fasteners and mounting hardware.
1 Exchanger$47.49$54.02

Totals - Cost to Install Air Exchanger - 1 Exchanger $1,558.44$1,872.51
Average Cost Per Exchanger  $1,558.44$1,872.51

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Install an Air Exchanger! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Air Exchanger Installation project. For a basic 1 exchanger project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Install an Air Exchanger ranges between $1,558.44 - $1,872.51 per exchanger.

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Cost to Install an Air Exchanger - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS! Explore the full range of air exchanger new installation labor options and material prices here.

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Air Exchanger Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Air Exchanger Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Air Exchanger Installation. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Install an Air Exchanger - References

Air Exchanger Installation - Average Cost Per Exchanger

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Air Exchanger Installation costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.

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