How Much Does Tado Installation Cost in 2023? | Checkatrade
Review a Trade

Have you completed a project recently? Let your tradesperson know how they did.

Advice Centre

Get Inspired! Check the latest industry expertise and read insider tips from our vetted tradespeople.

Search For A Trade

We interview and vet all our tradespeople to ensure they meet our high standards.

Join Checkatrade

Join us and benefit from the millions of potential customers who use Checkatrade to find reliable tradespeople.

Advice Centre

Grow your business! Check out top tips and expert advice for boosting your reputation online.

Login To Your Account

Edit your profile, view callback requests and ask for feedback from customers.

Last updated on April 12th, 2023

Tado installation cost guide

Now becoming increasingly popular, smart thermostats come with a wide range of features and functions. Read on to discover Tado installation costs and other helpful information.
The Checkatrade guarantee
The Checkatrade guarantee

When you book a job with Checkatrade, our guarantee covers you for up to 12 months. You can claim up to £1,000. Exclusions and T&Cs apply.

Why install a Homeserve Tado thermostat?

Thermostats can be found in most homes as a method to control central heating. Unfortunately, these older models are usually not great at effectively heating homes to a specific temperature.

In this guide we will be focussing on Tado smart thermostats, however, there are a number of other options from brands such as Hive and Nest. In order to learn more about these, in particular Hive, please read our Hive installation cost guide.

With Tado smart thermostats you can not only upgrade your old system, but also save on energy bills and gain better control over your central heating.

Tado installation cost

Whether you choose to pay a Tado installation engineer to install the device as a package when purchasing your Homeserve Tado thermostat, or you prefer to hire an electrician to do the work, this will impact the total cost of installation.

Cost provided itemAverage UK cost
Installation after buying Tado£75
Tado smart thermostat£179.99
Tado smart thermostat with hot water control£199.99
Tado radiator thermostat£119.99
Electrician (per hour)£40

Our costs are ballpark averages – get a local tradesperson to quote now

It is a wise decision to pay a set fee for professional installation after buying your Tado smart thermostat, which can cost £75 on average. On the other hand, hiring an electrician could prove more cost-effective, depending on the time required to install the Tado smart thermostat, with electrician hourly rates being on average £40.

Benefits of a Homeserve Tado thermostat

Most smart thermostats offer a range of benefits, however, the Tado thermostat, in particular, has the following features:

  • Improves energy efficiency.
  • Can be controlled remotely from any smart device.
  • Adaptable to your environment.
  • Adaptable to your presence.
  • Cheaper than some other brands, such as Hive.

Tado smart thermostat home controlCost of Tado smart thermostat

Of course, in addition to the Tado installation cost, you will need to purchase the thermostat itself. On average the cost of a Tado smart thermostat is £179.99.

Can I install a Homeserve Tado thermostat myself?

Choosing to upgrade to a smart thermostat is usually a streamlined and simple process. When paying for a Tado installation engineer you can be sure of a stress-free, quick and easy job.

Despite this, some people choose to install their thermostat themselves.

While Tado has an intuitive online installation assistant to help you along the way, you should ensure your skill level and physical ability is sufficient before choosing to complete installation yourself. There is also a high potential for damage and injury if not done correctly.

Installing homeserve tado thermostatTo find a local, reputable, tradesperson in your area and get a personalised Tado installation cost use our free search feature.

Tado installation cost calculator

Thankfully the majority of Tado installations are pretty straightforward and will be charged at a fixed rate. That said, you’ll need to factor in the need for any additional electrical work to be done.

If the Tado installation engineer needs to carry out preparation work before installing the Tado thermostat, that will increase the price you pay.

We always recommend asking for a breakdown of costs when you get quotes for your Tado installation, so that you know exactly what you’ll be paying upfront.

Tado installation quotes

We always recommend obtaining at least three quotes from our trusted tradespeople. Our request a quote feature is perfect for getting quotes for your new Tado smart thermostat – you post details about the job you want doing and we’ll send it out to local tradespeople in your area. Try it out!

Tado installation hourly rates

The average hourly rate for a Tado installation engineer or an electrician to install a Tado thermostat is around £40 per hour – depending on the individual tradesperson, their experience, and where you live.

It’s worth confirming any hourly rate with tradespeople you contact before hiring them, in case that affects your decision of who to hire.

Key takeaways for Tado installation costs

  • You can choose to agree a set fee for installation or pay the hourly rate of a local electrician.
  • Benefits of the Tado thermostat include energy efficiency and remote control.
  • Other smart thermostat brands exist such as Hive and Nest.
  • For a quick and easy process, hire a professional to install your Tado smart thermostat.
See the tradespeople we've checked and recommend for your job
Blue tick
The tick you can trust

8/10 homeowners would choose a tradesperson endorsed by Checkatrade over one who isn't*

Claims are sourced from a survey conducted by Deep Blue Thinking on a nationally representative UK sample in November 2021. *8 out of 10 people would choose a trade endorsed by Checkatrade compared to one that isn’t endorsed.

Tell us what you think

Please leave your comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

What others think of this article:

No comments yet!

Also in this project

How much does it cost to install Hive?

Want to install a Hive smart thermostat? Find out the different installation options and the average UK cost of professional installation....

Read more
Cost to move a radiator

Moving a radiator is a great way to complete decorating jobs, improve efficiency and refresh the design of your room. Get our top tips on ways to reduce the costs....

Read more
How much does underfloor heating cost?

Wondering how much underfloor heating costs to install? Do you have a cold home? Is our famously damp British climate making your feet freeze over? Well, picture waking up on bitter winter mornings, s...

Read more