Cost of Return Air Plenums

Item Buy Qty Low High
Material start qty $295.40 $561.25
Labor start qty $567.24 $714.31
Supplies, Tools $22.55 $26.08
Total   $885.19 $1301.64

Installed Quantity 1

Quality Better - value grade

Labor Unlicensed - handyman

Job Complexity Direct fit replacement

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Return Air Plenums - Pricing and Installation Cost Notes

Homewyse cost estimates are approximate ranges for basic work in typical conditions. The estimates should only be used for preliminary planning. Homewyse estimates are NOT substitutes for 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.

  • Labor tasks - Modify and install plenum for central air handling system. Measure fit and mark connections. Fabricate up to 3 connections. Assemble, secure and connect unit to duct system and furnace / heat exchange unit. Seal seams.
  • The homewyse cost estimates include all typical costs for removal and disposal of existing plenum hardware and components needed to connect, and secure the return air plenum.
  • The homewyse Return Air Plenum cost estimates do not include costs for new installation of, repairs to, or relocation of existing ducting, electrical connection, fuel supply line and exhaust vent systems. Costs associated with permit acquisition and sign off are not included.
  • Higher priced Return Air Plenums may include features/attributes that include higher capacity and more durable construction.
  • Return Air Plenum installation costs are commonly quoted from a standard rate and can be estimated/quoted by the service professional after measurement and visual inspection at the job site.
  • The variation in installation costs for complex configurations (non-rectangular shape, many corners, multiple levels, etc.) can be considerable. For accurate cost estimates, collect detailed bids from several qualified professionals.
  • Reduce total project cost by having multiple vendors bid on the same, detailed work specification of your Return Air Plenum project.
  • Save on installation costs by combining similar jobs and by being willing to have your project completed during low demand periods for the vendor/installer.

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