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Heater Installation Costs, By Type

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Numerous considerations go into home heating systems with respect to costs, and maintenance, which come into sharp focus whenever you’re looking at the prospect of retiring the existing system in favor of a new one.

One of these, which doesn’t get as much attention as it should, is heater installation. Perhaps this is because installation is a one-time cost.

But, with that said, it’s still something that should be assessed carefully as it will impact the total cost of the heater, and not every heater is a suitable match for every home.

Here are some basic insights into heater installation cost, by type, and why the Envi wall-mounted panel heaters offered by are among the most convenient and cost-effective options.

Electric Heat Pump

Electric heat pumps have long lifespans and they are associated with relatively low running costs. They are also very efficient, which can potentially save you money.

However, installation is another story. Electric heat pump installation service costs vary according to system size and specifications, but costs in the area of $4,000 and $8,000 are not uncommon for air-source heat pumps.

We can’t give an accurate estimation though, because of another extenuating condition: electric heat pumps require professional installation. You can’t do it yourself.

Electric heat pumps also need ductwork, which can be a problem for older homes.

Central Gas Heat

Central gas heating systems run into the exact same problems as electric heat pumps. They require professional installation and costs are very high.

Again, you’ll need a quote from an HVAC technician to know what costs will be for you, but don’t be surprised to get quotes between $3,000 and $6,000. Like heat pumps, furnaces are very expensive to install and you cannot do it yourself.

Also like heat pumps, gas furnaces require ductwork, so if your home doesn’t have it that can be a problem.

Electric Baseboard

One of the good things about electric baseboard heat is that it does not require ductwork, so it is a viable electric heating option for many older homes.

Another good thing about electric baseboard heat is that installation costs are generally much lower than those associated with central heating systems like gas furnaces and electric heat pumps.

However, the good news ends there, since professional installation is still required. You’ll need a professional quote to know for sure, but costs in the neighborhood of $1,000 are not uncommon.

Less than central heating, but by no means affordable.

Envi Wall Panel Heaters

Now let’s take a look at an entirely different electric heating solution: Envi wall panel heaters.

These heaters are more affordable to run than gas furnaces, heat pumps, and electric baseboard heaters, and unlike the former two, require no ductwork.

But, most importantly, heater installation is a non-factor. You don’t need professional installation and you can install one yourself, basically anywhere in your home.

On top of the fact that there are no installation costs, there are also no maintenance costs, and they cost only 4 to 5 cents per hour to run.

This only scrapes the surface of the advantages of these unique electric wall panel heaters. To learn more about them, visit, or contact them directly at 1-800-807-0107.

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