DIY oven installation could lead to safety issues, injury and additional work that would make the project cost a lot more.

The cost of an oven installation ranges from $100-$500 and is dependent on the size of the oven and the amount of electrical work needed. For such a job as oven installation, hiring professional services and buying the proper materials is highly recommended. Typical jobs to install an oven include the below.

  • Attaching the wall oven to a cabinet or countertop.

  • Wiring an outlet for the power supply.

  • Upgrading panel sockets and circuits. This can be expensive.

  • Installing a gas line for the stovetop.

  • Replacing existing hood with ventless hood.

  • Finding all old connections under cabinet and disconnect them before pulling new wires through conduit tubing (very time consuming).

Do you need an electrician to install an oven?

They will be able to install an oven. It is best to have them do the task because they know exactly where they are running new wires and conduit tubing. Their experience allows them to work quickly and efficiently. They will know the best ways to provide power to the new oven. Also, if there are any issues with electrical it is better for a professional to deal with those problems and take care of them immediately instead of having to come back another day. Energy Safe Victoria has some great resources on installing electrical appliances, however you will need to check what applies to your state.

The jobs they do include but are not limited to:

  • Adding a breaker to your panel box.

  • Adding an outlet and or switch for the oven.

  • Upgrading an electric power cord so it can reach the new outlet location.

  • Upgrading a gas line.

  • Repairing and replacing parts of the existing electrical system such as old wiring, outlets, etc.

How much does an electrician cost to install an oven?

They will cost anywhere from $150 to $250 per hour. It is also important to note that there are up-front costs for the project as well. There would be costs for any parts needed, inspection fees, and possibly a deposit which would all be in addition to the hourly rate. An estimate of installation charges will depend on what needs to be done and how many hours it takes to complete the job. The more complicated the work is, the more time they will spend working on it and the more they will need to charge for their services.


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Can I install an electric oven myself?

Most ovens will come with instructions to help you along the way. With an electric oven, there will be wiring involved so it is important that it's done correctly to avoid any safety issues. If this sounds like a job too tough for you then consider hiring a qualified electrician to install your oven. Gas installations are best left up to a qualified professional as gas fittings inside the home are potentially dangerous. Oven installation often includes removing and discarding the old one before new oven installation. Then you need electrical service such as power point and power supply if you're going with electric ovens. For gas oven installation projects you need gas lines, related appliance(s), replacement parts, and other products. Oven installation cost will include electrical service, labour cost and oven repair cost (if any).

What types of ovens are available?

There are a few different types of ovens available on the market today.

Electric ovens

These are more economical and require less energy to maintain a regulated cooking heat. The main downside to these is that they will take longer to heat up. They also take up more counter space than other models.

Gas ovens

These are the most energy efficient ovens on the market today. They can reach high temperatures very quickly and evenly. Often these are installed over gas cooktops or separate ranges. The downside to these is that they are more expensive and will require someone who can hook up the gas line.

Electric range top with built-in electric oven

This model allows for greater flexibility in terms of installation location due to the fact that there is no flue required. This model can be used as a cooktop only or have the oven attached. The oven is accessible from the front and can be used separately.

How long does it take to install an oven?

It typically takes about a day to install an oven and there is usually no need for more than one person to do this. Installation of an electric or gas oven will take between 3 to 4 hours. Oven installation involves the removal of the old oven, installation of a new outlet and breaker, installation of line (gas) if needed, installation of the appliances including any venting required and electrical work.

Cost breakdown

  • The type of oven being installed (electric or gas).

  • Installation of wiring, switches, outlets etc. (basically anything that needs an electrician or other professional).

  • Parts needed for the project.

  • Access to the location.

What are the extra costs of installing an oven?

The installation of an oven will almost always require additional costs. These may include: moving appliances, mounting the appliance on a wall or removing existing countertops if necessary. These problems may arise so you might want to prepare for them by using a budgeting worksheet or calculator.

Is a rangehood included in the cost of an oven?

Rangehoods are not usually included in the oven installation cost. However some professional installers will include the hood with the purchase price or a discounted price if you want to buy both at once. The rangehood installations itself should not take more than an hour. Many homeowners choose to install a range hood themselves so it is important to consider the effort and the time required for this project if you are planning on doing it yourself.

How does a range hood work?

The range hood creates a barrier between the heat and moisture in the kitchen and the air that is flowing into the home. It also removes some of the grease and smoke from cooking before it enters your home. It does this by using an air duct system to pull air out of the kitchen. The range hood has a grill that channels the hot, moist air upward into a filter or baffle. This filter prevents grease or other small particles from being sucked back down into the appliance on which you're cooking. Because range hoods are used so regularly, they need to be strong enough to last for a long time. The materials that make up the range hood are just as important as the design of the appliance itself. If you're looking for an effective means of keeping grease out of your home, then consider investing in a stainless steel or aluminium range hood. You can also look at models with carbon filters which will help keep even more particles out of your air supply, but these aren't nearly as common. Another option is a double-layer filter system which uses activated charcoal between two layers of metal mesh screening to filter oil and heat vapours from cooking fumes rather than just absorbing them. Choose a range hood that is quiet during operation. Range hoods produce noise from the fan and motor when they are in use but you may want to choose one with an insulated exterior which will help keep the noise down. It's also a good idea to look for control features that will allow you to adjust the venting speed of the fan and light intensity so you can reduce noise further if necessary.

Do I need a gasfitter to install a gas oven?

A gasfitter may be required depending on the type of stove you have. For gas, a gasfitter is usually required and most likely you will need to have the line inspected before it becomes operational. For an electric stove, electrical work is usually required and this will most likely require a licensed electrician. You should check to see if a permit is required which will also need to be done by an electrician.