Cost to Install a Baseboard Heater

Updated: January 2017

Baseboard Heater Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
Item detailsQtyLow  High
Baseboard Heater Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 2 m / 7 ft electric baseboard heater. Wall mounted. 2500 watt. Requires 240V electrical connection at unit. Thermostat sold separately.
1 heater$81.55$95.16
Baseboard Heater Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install baseboard heater with favorable site conditions. Layout and secure electric baseboard heating unit. Connect to existing electrical circuit. Test unit. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 heater$81.55$95.16
Baseboard Heater Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install baseboard heater including: fittings, fasteners and mounting hardware.
1 heater$81.55$95.16
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
Totals - Cost To Install Baseboard Heater   
Average Cost per Heater  

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Install a Baseboard Heater! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Baseboard Heater Installation project. For a basic 1 heater project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Install a Baseboard Heater ranges between $290 - $498 per heater.

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Cost to Install a Baseboard Heater - 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 electric baseboard heat 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 Baseboard Heater 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 Baseboard Heater 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 Baseboard Heater 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 a Baseboard Heater - References

Baseboard Heater Installation - Average Cost Per Heater

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 Baseboard Heater Installation costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.

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