The cost of a professional heated towel rack installation could be determined by what type of towel warmer you opt for – basically whether it operates via a hot water central heating system, electric power, or both in the form of a dual fuel towel rail.
You might discover that some qualified tradespeople are well versed in both electrics and plumbing, but this certainly isn’t the case with all of them, so to find the best value, it is essential you identify the right person for your specific job.
If you are planning to install a plumbed heated towel rack – one that will work in a system with boilers and other radiators – a certified plumber will be needed to complete the work.
Alternatively, if your towel warmer will work by connecting to the main electricity supply, then you’ll have to hire a qualified electrician.
A fair bit of paperwork can be required to ensure your work is coherent with building regulations, so make sure your chosen professional has plenty to recommend them.
Finally, if you’re looking to fit a dual fuel towel rack, you’ll have to consult a professional who can complete both jobs legally, or hire a separate plumber and electrician.
With all that considered, and the many variables involved, the resulting installation costs can vary somewhat significantly.
It is also worth remembering that the installation price may fluctuate depending on your location, the workload of the professional you’re hiring, and whether an emergency call-out fee needs to be paid.
The costs listed below represent a rough estimate of what you’re likely to pay on average.
For the installation of a conventional heated towel rack, you can expect to pay –
- Between $270 and $420 for labor
- Between $200 and $300 for the component
To install an electric towel rack, you’ll be charged –
- Around $270 for labor
- Between $200 and $270 for the appliance
And to fit a dual fuel heated towel rack, you’ll probably have to part with –
- Between $400 and $700 for labor
- Between $200 and $300 for the towel warmer
NOTE: A good way to reduce the cost of your towel rack installation is to purchase the appliance yourself and pay only for the labor to fit it.