Installation cost will vary by location and difficulty of installation. Check craigslist, i have seen good 30 gallon heaters for $40 to $50 there. Even with shipping, it should be less than a new one installed.
I paid $550 and that included the heater. Buy the heater yourself at a store like home depot or lowes and then call a plumber. You might save money that way. I do not like sears. Call a plumber and he can get the heater at his cost and just charge his cost plus installation.
My name is shawn. I own a legitimate plumbing company(riverstone plumbing and heating) in becket, ma. I hold a license for massachusetts, connecticut, and colorado. Plumbers need to itemize thier estimates. Every other profession does why not us? Honesty is always the best policy. Always list your cost of the water heater, add 20%, a fee for your time (how much per hour) gas, and materials. That should be your number. The customer should ask and have the right to know what they are paying for. For example: to install and electric hot water heater. Cost about $300. 00 for the tank itself, time to install: three hours @$60. 00 per hour= $180. 00 plus material costs any pipe and fittings $100. 00 fuel to get to job $20. 00. Plus a profit usually a percentage of the whole job. Total cost 300+180+100+20=$600. 00 add 20% profit+$120, grand total of $720. 00. If your not making a profit, there is no since in getting up and out the door. You might as well work for someone who is making a profit and collect an hourly wage. This is the least amount of money that a water heater should cost. If you want a direct vent they are around $700. 00 our cost not list. If you want a wall hung gas fired they cost around a $1000. 00 just for the unit, not including labor nor parts. As little as possible. Shop around, there is a plumber on every street corner. I just had a 12 gallon replaced in a rental of mine. My last plumber charged me over $700. 00 because he didn't bother to measure the heighth of the old one which was under a kitchen sink. He installed the new one then discovered the sink top would not sit down because the new unit was too tall. He charged me for his incompetency. He is not my plumber anymore. Buyer beware. Bob... Have you considered using a cheap as possible person to do surgery on you to save money also? Amazing how people think the $700 goes directly into a legitimate contractors pocket. The folks never think about the training (10,000 hours apprenticeship) the insurance the cost of the truck, advertising, tools and other equipment and the sky high labor cost if you want to give health insurance besides all the government regulations and corporate taxes, cost of having an office and someone to answer the phones. Having a license cost money
$700 was too cheap the guy obviously does not know the true cost of owning a business.. You got away cheap. Not all contractors believe in paying their employees less then a decent living wage, i pay $45 per hr in the envelope plus benefits and $25 for someone just starting off as an incentive to continue in the profession and attend formal education in plumbing. Your an idiot! I do own a business and have for over 40 years and do perfectly well understand the costs of operating same. But there is no reason for someone to rip off the general public either by his negligence or his want for a better way of life. If you truly think $700. 00 plus is fair for installing a 12 gallon water heater, your living in a fantasy world. Stop! Your whining! Bob... Hey bob, peddling your mother out even for 40 years does not make you a businessman it does make you a pimp.. Plumber man relax dude you have to realize nyc is high priced compared to the sticks
The cost of installing a water heater will vary widely depending on the area of the country in which you live and the contracting company performing the service. The average cost of installation is around $450, not including the cost of purchasing the water heater. Source: http://forum. Doityourself. Com/water-heaters/277439-cost-install-water-heater. Html
Water heaters come for either electric or gas hookups. The tank-style heaters are further distinguished by their warranty period (6, 9 and 12 years are common). For a time, home depot was offering a lifetime warranty on one model, but i'm not sure if they have that promotion anymore.
the warranty period of the heater usually dictates the types of construction and insulation the model has. The higher the warranty, the higher quality parts, more features (like auto-flush), and subsequently, a higher price tag.
figure between $150 - $350 for the heater, plus about $200 more for installation. Make sure your install includes hauling away of the old unit (they tend to be heavy with built-up sediment).
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I would imagine where you live plays a part in how much it will cost. On average i would venture to say a average of $150 labor + the cost of the hot water tank. The tank itself will vary in cost --- depends on quality ---- around $300 to start , and up. It's not really difficult at all for a homeowner to do it --- if he"s a little bit handy --- either installing a 220v model , or gas. It's really not that big of a thing , and quite a simple,quick task to make "easy" money , in most cases. In some areas --- you are required by code to elevate the tank up 18"inches off the floor to the point of ignition on the tank --- this would be generally where the flame is. This is to prevent a "flashback" if you're using a solvent,etc. In the garage -- since fumes tend to stay closer to the ground level. There are some other things to remember ---- common sense mostly. If you own/buying your home --- then you may be able to do the job yourself. Anyway ----- just a few thoughts. +++spock+++
Naturally electric is an easier installation than gas and the unit typically costs less. A 30 gal. Electric would be about $250 while a gas one is usually about $30 more. Installation cost really depends on your location and whether or not it's an emergency. Also, if the contractor picks up the unit, there's likely to be an additional charge for that. So usually a minimal cost for a typical installation is about $150 but, like i said, there's a lot of variables involved. Water heaters are really not that hard to install and most homeowners, once they've done one, usually feel confident enough to do it again. Also consider moving up to 40 gal. (if there's two or more people in the home) since the additional cost really isn't that significant and take into consideration the warranty on it (minimum is usually 5 years).
Just go into your yellow pages under plumbing and call several places to get quotes. It also depends on the location of the hot water heater. That will determine the cost. If it's easy in and out you shouldn't have to pay more than $100 and they'll usually haul it off for free to the local metal (scrap)works. The main thing is to make sure that there are no leaks and if it's copper hook up the solder seams are clean/there should also be a stand or pan under the heater. Most already have legs attached to them
My plumber charges $500-550 for a standard gas replacement 40 gal.. Now this means replaceing with a similar unit. If the unit is taller, shorter, wider than the old one modifications will need to be made, this is more. if this is an installation in a place where there wasn't one before then you need to add for installation of vent, gas lines and or electricity. You may also have an add for installation of a freash air vent which is required by code to replace the air that the water heater burns (if it's gas). There may well be other things to consider (like the age of your pipes) depending on your situation and the codes in place in your area. If you are in a big city it will be more, if your out in the sticks it may be less depending on the demand and competition between plumbers.
you could be looking at between $400 and $2500. Depending in the situation