Thermostat Cost

How much does it cost cost to install a thermostat?

In an era with lots of technical advancements, many people are choosing to upgrade their thermostats to newer models. For this example, we'll look at the cost of installing a standard digital thermostat, which typically costs $200-$250 for a standard 2000 square foot home. Although you can hire a professional, many thermostats can be installed on your own.

Cost breakdown

Enhancement and improvement costs

  • Many wireless smart thermostats 1 come with a remote for programming, but an additional remote can add around $200 to your total cost. You may also need to purchase a hub to connect the thermostat 1 with your wireless internet, which can add another $100-$200.

Additional considerations and costs

  • A built-in 2 on-unit thermostat 1 can be easier to install, which may lead to a lower overall cost, but a wall thermostat 1 tends to be more accurate.
  • The more expensive thermostats 1 can often break the home into different zones to automatically change the heat at different levels throughout the house. This is much more difficult to do with manual thermostats 1.
  • Most electronic smart thermostats 1 require a smartphone or tablet with the corresponding app installed to control the system remotely.
  • Digital and electronic thermostats 1 are the most energy efficient and can lead to energy savings in the long run.
  • Some electronic smart thermostats 1 can sync with your home security system or smoke detectors 3, allowing you to monitor everything from the same app.
  • Most thermostats 1 are compatible with central heat or central air, but if you have a less common heating system, such as gas, oil or electric, you may need to double check that your new thermostat 1 will connect to the system.
  • Some thermostats 1 allow users to program the settings every day for a week, while others apply the same settings to every day, regardless of the day of the week. Make sure you know exactly how programmable your thermostat 1 is before you buy it.

Remodeling Terms Cheat Sheet

Definitions in laymen's terms, cost considerations, pictures and things you need to know.
See full cheat sheet.
1 Thermostat: A device that senses and regulates temperature by turning heating and cooling devices on and off
2 Built-in: An item of furniture, such as a bookcase or set of cabinets, that is built directly into the structure of the room. Built-ins are therefore customized to the room and not detachable
3 Detectors: Device that responds to a physical event or change in the environment by emitting an output signal

Cost cost to install a thermostat varies greatly by region (and even by zipcode). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

National average

$200 - $250

(digital thermostat plus labor)

Low: $50
(DIY - manual themostat)
High: $400 - $700 (electronic thermostat plus labor)

Cost cost to install a thermostat varies greatly by region (and even by zipcode). Get free estimates from electricians in your city.

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Labor cost by city and zipcode

Compared to national average
Addison, IL
+42%
Alexandria, VA
+2%
Allen, TX
+23%
Alpharetta, GA
+9%
Ann Arbor, MI
+13%
Atlanta, GA
+24%
Aurora, CO
+10%
Austin, TX
+13%
Ballwin, MO
+14%
Baltimore, MD
+12%
Baton Rouge, LA
+19%
Bellwood, IL
+40%
Birmingham, AL
+6%
Broken Arrow, OK
-17%
Bronx, NY
+32%
Brooklyn, NY
+16%
Brownfield, TX
-40%
Buffalo, NY
-1%
Burlington, IA
+1%
Carlisle, PA
-3%
Chicago, IL
+40%
Chino, CA
+19%
Cincinnati, OH
+6%
Cleveland, OH
+7%
Columbia, MD
+26%
Columbus, OH
+5%
Dallas, TX
+10%
Dayton, NJ
+36%
Denver, CO
+1%
Detroit, MI
+16%
Durham, NC
-1%
El Paso, TX
-28%
Escondido, CA
+9%
Fairhaven, MA
+7%
Fort Lauderdale, FL
+2%
Fremont, CA
+35%
Garland, TX
+8%
Glen Ellyn, IL
+42%
Hanover, PA
-13%
Houston, TX
+24%
Indianapolis, IN
+6%
Jacksonville, FL
-1%
Kansas City, MO
+4%
Katy, TX
+63%
Las Vegas, NV
+7%
Los Angeles, CA
+11%
Louisville, KY
-7%
Lubbock, TX
-22%
Malverne, NY
+31%
Marietta, GA
+10%

Labor cost in your zipcode