How Much Does It Cost To Install A Water Filter? [VIDEO]

In this article, we will cover a range of water filter installation cost.

Benchtop Gravity Water Filter Installation Cost

If you are just going to get a gravity filter that sits on your benchtop, I'm sure you or a handy friend can read the instructions, and it won’t cost you a thing.

They are very simple to install, and if there are videos with your product, check them out because they will walk you through the whole installation.

There are no ongoing costs with a Benchtop Gravity Filter, and they’re really easy to use. A Gravity Benchtop Filter just sits on the benchtop, and you simply tip water into the top tank and let it drop down into the bottom holder.

A Benchtop Gravity Filter is super simple and won’t cost you anything to install.

Benchtop Water Filter Installation Cost

A Benchtop filter is very similar to a benchtop gravity system in that you can install it yourself for free.

No matter if you have a single, twin, or triple benchtop water filter, the process is the same.

The first step is to remove the aerator off the end of the kitchen sink spout, put the diverter on, and the water then flows into the sink as normal.

Whenever you want the water to flow through the filter, just turn the diverter.

Generally, most people can simply install their diverters on their kitchen tap spout or have a friend help, so it doesn’t cost a thing.

Under Sink Water Filter Installation Cost

The process to Install an Under Sink Water Filter is very simple for a plumber or handy man. He needs to Install an Under Sink Water Filter kit which leads to the water filter.

The water filter is attached to the wall inside your cupboard under the sink, and the plumber finishes the job off by drilling a hole in your sink or benchtop to install the faucet.

If it's just a standard drinking water filter for under the sink, expect to pay an installer a minimum of $120.

If you plan on installing it yourself, click here to watch the tutorial.


How Much Does A Water Filtration System Installation Cost In Bigger Capital Cities?

The cost to Install an Under Sink Water Filter in Sydney or Melbourne is usually up to $160, and the installer should drill a hole in the sink for you for that price as well.

Try and get a plumber who's close to you or use one of our plumbers, just to cut down on the travel because traffic in capital cities can make it take longer to get to a job than to install the water filter.

For a simple under-sink water filter, you can have it done in less than an hour.

It's not a lengthy process at all and shouldn't be a costly one either.

In all cases, the benefits to your health far outweigh the cost, so it’s well worth the dollars to get one installed.

If you plan on installing it yourself, click here to watch the tutorial.

Whole House Water Filter Installation Cost

If you're going for a Whole House system, whether it's a triple, a twin or big Goldcarb, allow for about $500.

A common problem is when you've got a house, and it's just all concreted around the house; in this case, the plumber may have trouble finding the pipework. When he finds it, he might need a jackhammer or have to start digging up the concrete. That's when the price can escalate, and it can cost you more.

Typically, about $500 will cover a water filter installation for your home with the pipework, elbows, and on/off ball valves on either side.

Click here to watch the Whole House Water Filter Installation Video if you plan on doing it yourself.

It Pays To Shop Around

I have heard of plumbers trying to quote thousands of dollars to do a simple install for a whole house system.

Try a couple of plumbers and see what you can come up with, as it's straightforward for a plumber to install a water filter.

The plumber just uses tek screws to attach the system onto the house, plumbs in the pipework and tests for leaks.

The water filter system is already built, so the plumber just needs to get the water to flow through it.

How Much Does A Reverse Osmosis System Installation Cost?

Reverse Osmosis Under Sink systems are a little different.

You've got the tank and a little bit of extra fiddling around and connecting up.

Reverse Osmosis system installation cost shouldn’t break the bank. Allow up to $200 to have a reverse osmosis water filter installed under the sink.

For that price, expect the hole to be drilled right into the benchtop too.

Click here to watch the Reverse Osmosis Under Sink Installation Video Guide.

Let’s Summarise

Gravity Benchtop Filters: Free, just do it yourself.

Benchtop single, twin or triple systems that attach to the sink tap: Free. Just do it yourself or get a friend to help.

Twin Under Sink, triple under sink, or single under sink systems: $120 to 160 dollars.

Reverse osmosis system installation cost: Up to $200.

Whole house water filtration system installation cost: Up to $500.


We hope that helps; please contact us if you have any questions.



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