You can pay anywhere from $400 to $1,600 for a new electric or gas water heater. However, the cost can vary depending on how much labor is required, including removing the old model, and the type of water heater you choose.
If you need a new water heater in a hurry, call Ambient Edge at (702) 948-7201 right away. Not only can a leaking water heater cause damage around it, but hot water makes life much easier and more comfortable. Showers, hand washing, washing dishes, washing clothes, and more are accomplished much more smoothly and comfortably when you have hot water available.
How to Choose a New Water Heater
There are many considerations when it comes to choosing your new water heater:
- Find out if your water heater power source is electric or gas. In some cases, a water heater might use propane.
- Determine how often you use your water heater, how large your home is, and how many people live in the home. The larger your home and the more people who live in it, the more capacity and power you will need from a water heater.
- Water heaters use about 17% of a home’s energy, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. You can save a significant amount of money on your energy bills by having an energy-efficient water heater installed.
Tank Water Heaters vs. Tankless
If you currently have a conventional tank water heater, simply switching to a newer, more energy-efficient model is an easy, cost-effective choice. The average cost of a conventional tank water heater is typically cheaper, but they need to be replaced more often, with an average lifespan of about 10 years.
However, a tankless water heater can save a great deal of space, energy, and ensure you’re not wasting water by using it on-demand. While the upfront costs of a tankless water heater are usually several thousand dollars more than a tank, lifespan is often more than 20 years. And the amount of energy they save can make the return on investment more than worthwhile.
Traditional tank water heaters are typically easier to install, but they do take up a lot of space and, because they are always on and running, use a great deal of energy. They are also subject to corrosion due to the amount of standing water always in the tank.
Tankless water heaters are smaller, offer a limitless, on-demand supply of hot water, and can save up to 25% on your energy bills. They can be, however, more labor-intensive to install.
Factors that Can Affect the Cost of a Water Heater Installation
If you are replacing one type of water heater with a newer model in the same space, the cost of replacement can range anywhere from several hundred to about $2,000. However, there are several factors that can affect the cost of your water heater installation:
- Required permits and fees (set by your city or locality)
- Electrical or wiring costs
- Adding a water or gas line
- Carpentry costs, if you are moving the location of your new water heater or if you need to upgrade the space to allow for proper venting
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Clues You Need a Replacement Water Heater
If your water heater stops working or has sprung a leak, obviously it needs to be replaced.
If it hasn’t yet gotten to that point, there are signs to watch for that indicate your water heater is failing:
- Warm water only or water that only runs hot for a very short time
- Rusty, cloudy or metallic-tasting water
- Small leaks or moisture around the base of the unit
- Loud noises coming from the tank
- Your current water heater is 10 years old or more
Schedule Your Water Heater Replacement Today
For 24-hour emergency water heater service, call Ambient Edge at (702) 948-7201 immediately. Our experienced technicians charge a flat rate with no hidden fees, and we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We repair and replace all types of water heaters, regardless of model or year, and offer full-service installation.