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The cost of home fire sprinklers


The cost of installing home fire sprinklers averages $1.35 per sprinklered square foot for new construction, according to a Home Fire Sprinkler Cost Assessment report from the Fire Protection Research Foundation. That cost is down from $1.61 per sprinklered square foot that was announced in a 2008 report from the Research Foundation.

To put that into perspective, many people pay similar amounts for carpet upgrades, a paving stone driveway, or a whirlpool bath. Sales in many U.S. communities where sprinkler systems are available show that, not only are consumers requesting this feature, but also that houses with sprinkler systems are selling faster than those without.

Installing home fire sprinklers can help residents:

  • significantly reduce property loss in the event of fire
  • cut homeowner insurance premiums
  • help qualify home for a tax rebate
  • help support local fire service efforts