How much does it cost to install a manual transfer switch?
This can vary depending on many factors. Typical installations can start at $400 to $800 for a surface mounted switch located near the main distribution panel. Most transfer switches come with clear documentation and can be installed by the owner in about two hours for the cost of a permit. Some factors affecting cost include: • Distance from the contractor: Travel time and mileage costs money. The farther you are from the contractor, the higher the cost. • Type of transfer switch: Transfer switches come in a variety of makes, models, and sizes. They can be surface mounted, flush mounted, or designed for outdoor use. • Type of installation: Surface mounted switches take less time to install than flush mounted switches, resulting in a lower cost of installation. • Distance from the main panel: Most manual transfer switches are designed to be installed within two feet of the main panel. Additional materials and labor would be necessary to install the switch away from the main panel and w