In Australia, the average hourly rate for TV antenna services is around $80. The most common antenna services usually consist of jobs like installing or repairing an antenna, which can be solved easily. However, if you are dealing with something more complicated, your electrician might have to charge more. For a simple job that is solved quickly, the antenna repairman could charge even less than the average electrician rates.
Some electricians might charge a per-project fee. In that case, repairing a standard television antenna will cost you between $200 and $250. However, these costs are only available if you are dealing with an easy-to-solve problem. If the job is straightforward, and there are no complications, you can expect to pay the aforementioned sum. If the electrician finds that certain parts must pe replaced, or that there are underlying issues that are difficult to fix, you might have to pay extra.
Installing and repairing antennas are not the only services that an antenna specialist will offer. He will also do check-ups and tune-ups to make sure that your home entertainment system receives high-quality reception. Because there are so many different jobs related to TV antennas, it’s quite important to know what factors can determine the final costs.
1. The size and the quality of the TV antenna
Like any other electronic device, a television antenna comes in different sizes and brands. Certain brands can make higher-quality antennas that have better features. An antenna that is more complex and that uses a complicated technology will usually be more expensive to install and to repair. You should never buy appliances that are way beyond your budget, as you might find that repairing them is something that you cannot afford.
2. The place where you install the antenna
If you want to install an indoor TV antenna in an attic, or in an inaccessible place, it will cost you more. In these circumstances, connected the coax cable can be quite difficult and time-consuming.
Although installing a television antenna in a hard-to-reach place can be quite pricey, you should never attempt to do it yourself. Installing and repairing antennas are not DIY projects and should only be done by antenna specialists.
If you want to know the average attic or roof antenna installation costs, you should ask several specialists for quotes. This way, you ensure that you are charged a fair fee.
3. The equipment used by the contractors
Installing an antenna in a hard-to-reach location can be done by using a remote control rotor. If you want the tradies to use this type of equipment, you should know that you might have to pay extra.
4. The state in which you hire the antenna specialists
If you are hiring antenna specialists in NSW, you should know that they will charge an average hourly rate of $82. The rates are similar in Victoria and South Australia where you can expect to pay about $80 per hour.
In Queensland, you can hire someone to install and repair your antenna for a bit less, more precisely around $75 per hour.
Before hiring antenna specialists make sure that they are qualified for the job. You should only hire insured and licenced tradies. Keep in mind that hiring unlicenced electricians is illegal in Australia.
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