Costco is a great place to purchase new appliances because they offer a variety of appliances at great prices. But if you purchase a new appliance at Costco, do they install it for you? Here is what I discovered!
Does Costco Install Appliances?
Costco does install appliances such as fridges, dishwashers, ovens, built-in microwaves, etc. Depending on the appliance, the delivery and installation costs may be included in the purchase price. Additionally, it is the customer’s responsibility to prepare the area (e.g., water, electrical, gas) for the installation.
To learn more about the appliances Costco installs, pricing, and more, keep on reading!
What Appliances Will Costco Install?
There are several appliances that Costco will install for you, including:
- Built-in ovens
- Built-in microwaves
- Built-in dishwashers
- Dishwasher hoods
- Microwave hoods
It’s your responsibility to make sure that your home has the proper water, electrical, and gas supply lines and shut-off valves that are required for the appliance(s) that you’re having installed.
When Costco delivers your appliance(s), make sure that you have someone 18 years or older present during the delivery and ensure that there’s a clear path from the street to the home entrance.
This includes snow, debris, and even toys and furniture. This ensures that nobody gets hurt during the delivery and installation process and keeps your appliance(s) safe too.
How Much Does It Cost to Have Appliances Delivered by Costco?
Typically, the price of installation is included in the price of the appliance that you purchase from Costco. However, delivery is typically always free for appliances bought at Costco.
For example, if you were to purchase a brand-new Whirlpool dishwasher for $349, then this price would typically include the price of delivery and installation.
This saves you the hassle of figuring out delivery and installation costs on top of the appliance’s original cost.
What Does Costco’s Installation Process for Appliances Include?
When Costco delivers your appliances to your home, the delivery team will:
- Visually inspect the appliance to make sure there’s no damage. If you see any damage, Costco asks that you contact them and report the damage
- Connect the new appliance to existing home utilities and test that the appliance works
- Remove all packaging materials from your home
- Either remove the appliance that’s being replaced from your home or relocate the appliance being replaced to a lower floor, garage, or basement
- When Costco moves a “haul-away” item from your home, they’ll recycle it following strict and environmentally friendly guidelines
For your safety and the Costco delivery team’s safety, they can’t:
- Remove their shoes, but will be extremely careful to protect your merchandise and home
- Hoist or lift appliances over countertops, banisters, or other obstructions, or through windows
- Relocate used appliances to new addresses or re-connect relocated, used appliances to your home’s utilities
- Perform plumbing, electrical, or carpentry work or install appliance trim kits
- Install slide-in or free-standing range without installing a range anti-tip device
When Is the Best Time to Buy New Appliances from Costco?
The best time to purchase new appliances is when new models come out. Typically, for washers/dryers in September and October, fridges in May, and ovens/ranges in January.
When new appliance models are released, retailers tend to lower the prices of the older models to create room for the new models.
So, if you can hold off until the month when your appliance typically has new models come out, you’ll end up saving a lot more money when you buy from Costco.
Another great time to buy appliances is during the holidays. This is because retailers tend to have great sales on appliances these days, and you can save up to 50 percent on appliances if you’re lucky.
Is Buying Appliances from Costco Cheaper?
Costco is the champion when it comes to low prices on most items. For new appliances, this holds true. You’ll find that you spend way less on appliances at Costco than you would at major appliance retail stores.
When you think about Costco’s prices, they typically include the price of in-home delivery, basic hookup, parts, and haul-away services.
What Is Costco’s Return Policy on Installed Appliances?
Costco will accept returns within 90 days from the date you receive your major appliance, including:
- Over-the-range microwave
- Water heaters
Additionally, they extend the manufacturer’s warranty on major appliances to two years.
Where Can I Find the Estimated Shipping Time Frame for My Costco Appliance?
If your Costco appliance delivery goes through Innovel, they have delivery windows Monday through Saturday. However, it can take three to four weeks before they receive Costco’s item – which is way longer than the promised ten days.
If this happens to you, you do have the option to refuse the delivery, and it will go back to Costco, and you’ll be refunded for the appliance.
Should I Tip Costco Appliance Delivery?
There isn’t any requirement for you to tip Costco delivery for their services. However, you’re more than able to do so if you’re able to or feel they deserve it for their hard work.
Will Costco Delivery Remove Doors to Deliver Appliances?
Costco delivery will only remove exterior doors (hinge pins) to gain access to your home. They will not remove any interior doors, screen doors, handrails, banisters, or remove any personal possessions to perform any installation or delivery services.
Is It Cheaper to Buy More Appliances at Costco Than Only One?
If you’re planning on buying more than one appliance at some point – say you’re redoing your kitchen, or your fridge has just broken, and it matches your aging dishwasher and stove – you can actually save a lot of money by bundling and buying more than one appliance.
Buying three or more appliances together at one time could save you more than 20 percent on the retail price. Plus, when you consider how low Costco’s prices are already, you’re saving even more money on your appliances.
To learn more, also see my posts on whether or not Costco installs TVs and if they can deliver furniture.
Yes, Costco does install appliances. The cost of installing and delivering appliances is typically included in the sale price of the appliance.