Here’s What to Expect for the Cost of a Gas Stove Installation
Gas stoves provide the ideal home cooking experience, but if your home lacks a gas stove—or if your existing stove is outdated—you’ll need to install a new one first. For this project, it’s best to call on a professional gasfitter who can complete the installation safely. But how much can you expect a gas stove installation to cost?
At S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting, our team provides professional gas stove installation backed by all the certifications you need to stay insured and in compliance. We rarely recommend DIY plumbing, and never gasfitting, with gas stoves high on the list of things to never work on yourself. Learn more about the expected cost of a gas stove installation, as well as why DIY is not a good idea with this service.
How Much Does Gas Stove Installation Cost?
In our experience, the installation cost for a new gas stove is typically around $400–$600. The precise cost will vary depending on a number of factors, including the location of your gas stove and whether gas infrastructure is already in place.
For example, most of the cost to install a gas stove comes from running gas lines. The farther it is from your installation point to existing gas infrastructure, the higher this cost will be, both in terms of materials and labour hours.
In some rarer cases, additional services may be required to make installing a gas stove possible. For instance, some homes may need new flooring, additional vents, or even all new gas infrastructure before a stove can be installed. In these cases, the total project cost will be higher.
Stay in Compliance: Gas System Compliance Certificates
While DIY may seem like an ideal method to reduce the cost of a gas stove installation, this is never a good idea. A major reason is that any work involving gas lines here in Brisbane requires a compliance certificate that ensures work has been done properly and safely.
A gas system compliance certificate is simple to acquire for licenced professionals like our team here at S&J, but rarely given to homeowners to complete work themselves. What’s more, if you decide to forgo this certification, your home will not be insured in the event that something goes wrong with your gas lines.
Other Risks of DIY Gas Stove Installation
It likely goes without saying, but any type of work involving gas lines carries a significant amount of risk. During work, it’s crucial to be intimately familiar with gas systems to ensure gas supplies are cut off at the appropriate times. It also takes great care and experience to install gas lines without risking leaks.
In the most mild cases, DIY installation of gas lines could leave you with a poorly functioning oven or burners. However, the more significant risks include the possibility of fires, carbon monoxide leaks, or even explosions from significant amounts of leaking gas.
So while completing a gas stove installation yourself could cut down on the upfront cost, the overall safety risks and lack of insurance coverage simply aren’t worth it.
Get a Quote from S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting!
At S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting, our experienced team has installed countless gas stoves and other gas infrastructure over the years. Our licenced and professional gasfitters will acquire all necessary certifications and complete work both efficiently and safely, leaving you with a versatile new gas stove to enjoy.
Whether you’re looking to switch to gas for your stove or replace an outdated gas stove, the S&J team can help! Contact us today to get a quote and learn more about the cost of our gas stove installation services.