Water Heaters

What does it cost to replace a water heater?

replace water heater 300x160 2The cost of water heaters Tucson Arizona can vary depending on the type of water heater and the installation costs. With the introduction of tankless water heaters, price ranges can now range between $900 and $3,000. You should also consider the electric water heater installation cost as it takes much longer to install than a traditional water heater.

A tankless water heater is going to come with a higher expense than a regular water heater. However, in the long-run, a tankless water heater will save you up to 25% on your water heating bills. With a traditional water heater, you should consider the size and capacity when thinking about costs. The larger the tank, the more expensive the cost.

Costs of replacing a water heater can depend on many different factors. These factors include:

  • Location
  • Size of heater
  • Type of water heater (hybrid, electric, gas)
  • Contractor costs
  • Length of time taken to install
  • Removal of old water heater

Each of these factors will be assessed in the beginning and you will be quoted with a final price. 

Electric Water Heater Installation Cost

When it comes to a water heater installation cost, electric water heaters are a considerable amount higher. Due to the planning and electrical work required, the labor costs are much higher. When considering an electric water heater installation cost, you should be estimating between $500 and $800. This will include labor and materials required to install the heater.

As mentioned previously, this number could differ depending on the size of the water heater. You also have to consider that your old water heater will need to be removed in the process which is what constitutes towards the higher fees. 

Cost of High-Efficiency Water Heater

The cost of a high-efficiency water heater can vary depending on the quality of the water heater, labor charges, and the size of the heater. You should expect to pay anywhere between $1,200 to $3,000 for a high-efficiency water heater. If you are unsure on what size and type of water heater you require then you should consult a professional. 

If a high-efficiency water heater is too expensive for you in the meantime you can consider a gas water heater. This will come with reduced costs for labor and the water heater itself. Here are some of the best gas water heater brands:

  • Rheem
  • A.O. Smith 
  • Takagi
  • Eccotemp

You should research the brands beforehand and discuss with your contractor on the best option for your home. Each of these gas water heaters come with their own qualities and prices. You should equally consider the savings that you can make in the long-term when you choose to have an energy-efficient water heater installed in your home. 

Schedule Your Water Heater Replacement Today

If you have been told that you need to replace your water heater or even if you are unsure, you should contact Code Blue Plumbing to discuss your options. We have a range of different types of water heaters and services that will cover your needs.