Electric Fired Boiler System Cost

In this guide

Electric-fired Boilers
Labor
Enhancements
Additional Considerations

How much does it cost to install an electric fired boiler system?

Boilers keep homes warm by circling cool water through heated pipes and distributing it through the home as either steam or hot water. This cost guide looks at the cost of installing an electric fired boiler in a 1,500 sq.ft. home.

There is a wide spectrum of boiler styles available. The cost varies between each boiler style.

Electric-fired Boilers

Also referred to as conventional boilers, they heat water rapidly in the pipes that run water through the tank and to the taps as needed. This style of boiler is popular for larger homes and buildings and are typically used for floor heating systems and other larger scale tasks.

BrandsFeaturesPrice
Thermolec

Heavy-duty, fully insulated heat generator

10 years warranty

Pre-wired elements electronically controlled

Full modulation

Low-watt density

Incoloy elements

High-limit termal protection

Approved for zero clearance to combustible materials


$1,900 - $2,400
Lattner

120 kw to 3600 kw

Three standard voltages: 480, 240 and 208

High and low pressure steam and hot water

Highest efficiency

$800 - $2,200
Slantfin

240 or 208 volt, single phase or three phase

System: hot water, electric

Capacity: 9 sizes, 8 - 40 KW (240V)

$1,500 - $2,500

Labor

An electrician can install an electric boiler system in between 3-5 hours and charge between $65-$85 per hour. Labor costs are expected to be between $195 and $425.

Enhancement and improvement costs

  • Install a thermostat 1 for between $200-$250.
  • Add a HEPA air filter for between $100-$300.

Additional considerations and costs

  • Removal and disposal costs range between $350 and $500.
  • If your ductwork has asbestos 2, the costs to remove will range between $800 and $1,200. New ductwork will need to be installed which can range between $2,500-$10,000.
  • There are often public and private rebates or financing incentives available to homeowners who upgrade their systems. These rebates and incentives can often save homeowners money.
  • While electricity is more expensive than gas, installing an electric boiler system is ideal for homeowners without access to natural gas or propane 3.
  • Combination and sealed system boilers can’t be purchased as electric units. They are only sold as gas or oil units.
  • Electric fired boilers require neither a flue 4 nor a chimney or vent and can be installed anywhere in the home.
  • When connected to energy from solar panels, electric boilers can be very eco friendly.

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Remodeling Terms Cheat Sheet

Definitions in laymen's terms, cost considerations, pictures and things you need to know.
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1 Thermostat: A device that senses and regulates temperature by turning heating and cooling devices on and off
2 Asbestos: A group of fire-resistant silicate minerals found in construction materials including paint, particularly in older homes. When the asbestos deteriorates, particles can become airborne and this is a serious health hazard.
3 Propane: A hydrocarbon gas used as a common fuel source
4 Flue: A duct or pipe through which exhaust gases from a fireplace, stove or boiler are released to the outdoors

Cost to install an electric fired boiler system varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

Labor cost by city and zip code

Compared to national average
Austin, TX
+13%
Baltimore, MD
+12%
Bethlehem, PA
+12%
Boston, MA
+40%
Bronx, NY
+32%
Brooklyn, NY
+16%
Buffalo, NY
-1%
Charlotte, NC
+6%
Chicago, IL
+40%
Cleveland, OH
+7%
Colorado Springs, CO
-3%
Columbus, OH
+5%
Dallas, TX
+10%
Denver, CO
+1%
Detroit, MI
+16%
El Paso, TX
-28%
Fort Lauderdale, FL
+2%
Fort Worth, TX
+6%
Fresno, CA
-6%
Houston, TX
+24%
Jacksonville, FL
-1%
Kansas City, MO
+4%
Las Vegas, NV
+7%
Long Beach, CA
+16%
Los Angeles, CA
+11%
Miami, FL
+1%
Milwaukee, WI
+12%
Minneapolis, MN
+25%
Nashville, TN
+21%
New York, NY
+77%
Norristown, PA
+44%
North Las Vegas, NV
+7%
Oklahoma City, OK
-12%
Omaha, NE
-10%
Orlando, FL
+2%
Philadelphia, PA
+40%
Phoenix, AZ
0%
Pittsburgh, PA
+9%
Portland, OR
+11%
Sacramento, CA
+8%
Saint Petersburg, FL
-11%
San Antonio, TX
-4%
San Diego, CA
+11%
San Francisco, CA
+53%
San Jose, CA
+33%
Scranton, PA
-9%
Seattle, WA
+9%
Tucson, AZ
-19%
Washington, DC
+23%
Worcester, MA
+11%

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