Cost to Install a Hydronic Heating System

Updated: January 2017

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Hydronic Heating System Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: Gas fired boiler for radiant hot water heating. 135,000 BTU. 83% AFUE efficiency. Stainless steel burners. Cast iron heat exchanger. Induced draft blower. 1 yr limited warranty.
1 system$2,533.57$2,956.63
Hydronic Heating System Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install hydronic heating system with favorable site conditions. Place radiant tubing in concrete slab forms before pour. Mount water heating, manifold and pump. Connect utilities (existing) and radiant tubing. Configure and tune controller. Up to 100 SM / 1000 SF system. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 system$2,533.57$2,956.63
Hydronic Heating System Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install hydronic heating system including: fittings, fasteners and mounting hardware.
1 system$2,533.57$2,956.63
Hydronic Heating System 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. Daily rental. Consumables extra.
1 system$2,533.57$2,956.63
Option: Remove HVAC Unit
Disconnect power, connections and fittings. Disconnect mounting hardware and remove unit from premises. For units up to 200 LBS.
1 system$2,533.57$2,956.63
Hydronic Heating System Debris Disposal
Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste and associated debris.
1 system11.812513.4375
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
Totals - Cost To Install Hydronic Heating System   
Average Cost per System  

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Install a Hydronic Heating System! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Hydronic Heating System Installation project. For a basic 1 system project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Install a Hydronic Heating System ranges between $4,457 - $5,291 per system.

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Cost to Install a Hydronic Heating System - 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 hydronic heating system 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 Hydronic Heating System 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 Hydronic Heating System 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 Hydronic Heating System 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 Hydronic Heating System - References

Hydronic Heating System Installation - Average Cost Per System

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 Hydronic Heating System Installation costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.

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