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How much does Central Heating Installation cost?

Average Price
$2,000 - $9,000

What is the price of Central Heating Installation?

Want to install some heating in your property but not sure of the cost? Read our handy guide to find out how much your contractor will charge for their services.

What is Central Heating?

Central heating (also known as ducted heating) is the most popular and efficient method of heating homes in Australia. It works by drawing air into your home through a fan and circulating it through a heat exchange. This warms the air that is subsequently released into the room.

How much does Central Heating Installation Cost?

The cost of central heating (or ducted heating) ranges between $2,000 and $9,000 with an average cost of $5,500.

Average cost of central heating (or ducted heating)
Average cost$5,500
Minimum cost$2,000
Maximum cost$9,000

The true cost will depend on the system you have installed and the complexity of the installation.

The cost of central heating varies depending on several factors, including: 

  • Choice of brand

  • Zoning

  • Installation difficulty

Choice of brand

Various brands manufacture heating including Braemar, Lennox, Brivis and Rinnai. As with most items, brands vary from basic to luxury, and this ultimately affects the cost. Your installer may be able to get a trade discount by buying from the manufacturer directly, so ask if this is possible.


Zoning allows you to section off areas of your home, so that you can control which sections are heated and to what temperature. The more zoning you add, the more expensive it will be to have installed. 

Installation difficulty

Some properties will make installation a breeze, and others can be extremely challenging. The complexity will affect the cost since it will take more time and possibly labour to complete if it’s not straightforward for the team.

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