Cost to Replace a Water Softener

Updated: January 2016

Water Softener Replacement Cost CalculatorZip Code
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Water Softener Cost
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 20,000 grain city water softener. 8 gallons per minute. 17 minute regeneration time. 3 year limited warranty.FALSE
1 softener$555.89$624.94
Water Softener Labor
Labor estimate to replace water softener. Remove existing unit. Mount new unit. Install water supply line t connector with shutoff valve and drain connection. Connect to existing power and water source. Assemble and mount dispenser. Verify operation. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
2.5 hours$75.94$179.83
Water Softener Materials and Supplies
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to replace water softener including: connectors, fittings and mounting hardware.
1 Softener$24.11$27.72
Water Softener Debris Disposal Costs
Costs to load and haul away old materials and installation waste.
Water Softener Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: pipe cutting and threading, tubing cutter, brazing kit and pipe wrenches..

Totals - Cost to Replace Water Softener - 1 Softener $699.95$906.25
Average Cost Per Softener  $699.95$906.25

Get an INSTANT estimate of the cost to Replace a Water Softener! Our free calculator uses recent, trusted data to estimate costs for your Water Softener Replacement project. For a basic 1 softener project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Replace a Water Softener ranges between $699.95 - $906.25 per softener.

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Cost to Replace a Water Softener - Notes and General Information

Homewyse cost estimates are "ballpark" ranges for basic work performed in normal, serviceable conditions. The estimates should only be used for preliminary planning. Homewyse estimates are NOT substitutes for firm quotes from qualified vendors. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for an accurate assessment 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 Water Softener Replacement, 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 Water Softener Replacement 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 Water Softener Replacement. 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 Replace a Water Softener - References

Water Softener Replacement - Average Cost Per Softener

Expect to pay in the high end of the estimated price range for a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and for complex or rush projects. Hire carefully, only after verifying prior work quality.

For the best value on Water Softener Replacement: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.

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