Cost to Install an Air Exchanger

Updated: March 2018

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Air Exchanger Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 220 CFM energy recovery ventilator. Transfers moisture and heat. Requires 120V electrical connection at unit. 5 yr limited warranty.
1 exchanger$1,422.14$1,659.61
Air Exchanger Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install air exchanger with favorable site conditions. Install heat recovery exchanger in existing forced air heating system ducting. Turn off power to system. Install dedicated 120 V 15A circuit adjacent to unit. Assemble and secure unit. Connect inlet and outlet ducting (up to 3m/10ft runs) to existing ducting with dampers. Connect, fabricate wall openings and mount new external intake and exhaust ducts (up to 3m/10ft runs). Mount, wire and configure controller. Connect power. Adjust dampers to achieve balanced flow. Verify proper operation. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 exchanger$1,422.14$1,659.61
Air Exchanger Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install air exchanger including: fittings, fasteners and mounting hardware.
1 exchanger$1,422.14$1,659.61
Option: Remove HVAC Unit
Disconnect power, connections and fittings. Disconnect mounting hardware and remove unit from premises. For units up to 200 LBS. Material cost includes dump fee.
1 exchanger$1,422.14$1,659.61
Air Exchanger Debris Disposal
Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste and associated debris.
1 exchanger35.437540.3125
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Install Air Exchanger   
Average Cost per Exchanger  
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For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 1 exchanger, the cost to Install an Air Exchanger starts at $2,500 - $2,955 per exchanger. Actual costs will depend on job size, conditions, size options.

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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 energy recovery ventilator new installation labor options and material prices here.

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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.
  • 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 13% to 22% 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.

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