Last updated on March 25th, 2023
Electric wall heater installation cost guide
Wall heaters are a common source of heat for many British households, and having them installed is a pretty simple process – but you want to make sure it’s done right. In this guide, we look at the average electric wall heater installation cost in the UK.
Wall heaters are a common source of heat for many British households, and having them installed is a pretty simple process – but you want to make sure it’s done right.
In this guide, we’ve covered the average electric wall heater installation cost in the UK.
How much does electric wall heater installation cost?
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Our costs are ballpark averages – get a local tradesperson to quote now
The cost of installing electric wall heaters can actually vary massively, depending on whether you’re paying for the installation alone or for the supply of the electric heater as well. The average electric wall heater installation cost (including supplying the heater itself) is around £500, but could be anywhere between £80 – £1,100 in total.
Installing an electric baseboard heater can often prove less expensive than other heating options as it doesn’t require ductwork as part of the installation process.
If you’re looking for more information on other heating solutions, check out our guides on storage heating costs and the cost to move a radiator.
Pros and cons of electric wall heaters
To help you decide whether an electric wall heater is the right heating solution for you and your home, here are some of the pros and cons:
Pros of electric wall heaters
- They’re quick and easy to install. If you have the correct wiring in place already, an electric heater can be installed and working in as little as an hour.
- They provide excellent targeted heating. One of the great benefits of an electric wall heater is that they provide spot heating to heat specific parts of your home without heating up the rest of the property.
- No ducting is needed. Electric wall heaters are completely self-contained and don’t require any duct network to operate.
- They’re affordable. Installing electric wall heaters can be much less expensive than installing a central heating system, though be warned that running costs for electric wall heaters can quickly add up.
Cons of electric wall heaters
- They’re not energy efficient. Unfortunately, electric wall heaters don’t offer the most energy-efficient heating option. As soon as they’re turned off they stop heating the room – a steam or water radiator continues to release heat.
- They can be noisy. The nature of an electric wall heater means it blows hot air, which creates a noise that some homeowners would notice if used in a quiet part of the home.
- A less desirable heating solution. Electric wall heaters are generally considered a low-quality heating solution, which could affect the value of your home if you’re trying to sell.
Electric wall heater installation cost quotes
As with all tradespeople, we always recommend obtaining at least three quotes from different electric wall heater installers in your area. You’ll want to shop around to make sure you’re paying a fair and competitive price for the work. And, thankfully, we’ve got a tool that makes finding multiple quotes super easy.
Our request a quote feature is perfect for getting quotes: you post details about the work you need doing and we’ll send it out to local tradespeople in your area. Try it out – it’s quick and easy!
Do wall heaters use a lot of electricity?
As a general rule, electric heaters are considered to be 100% efficient as they turn all the electricity they use into heat for your home. That said, it doesn’t mean they don’t use a lot of electricity and they can be quite expensive to run – especially if you opt for an electric wall heater with a higher power rating.
Do wall heaters need their own circuit?
Yes, an electric wall heater will require its own dedicated circuit. That means you’ll need a separate circuit breaker for your wall heater.