How much does it cost to replace and install a new hot water heater?

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  • Homeroad Homeroad on Jun 02, 2019

    Hot water heaters are expensive and so is the labor. The hot water heater alone can run upwards of $1000.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Jun 02, 2019

    I replaced mine and increased the size by 20 gallons for about $1100.

  • Gk Gk on Jun 02, 2019

    To get your best estimate check with your local plumbing businesses. They will sell you the water heaters they keep in stock or you can just ask about installation and purchase your water heater elsewhere.

  • Far too much money. I replaced myself. Mine had to be replaced in 2015 and I refused to pay more than the cost of the water heater itself to swap them out. I had already drained it, disconnected it and called my junk hauler. They wanted $750. I did it myself and it took about an hour. BUT in some states you must hire a licensed plumber to do this for you.

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    • Yes mine is gas and I know exactly what I am doing. My ex hubby is licensed and I had him check it to be sure. The reason many places went to requiring a permit and to be performed by licensed individuals is because too many people "thought" they knew what they were doing and all sorts of things went wrong. The list is long . . . I also know my limits, if any doubt, hire out. Not worth the consequences. 🤗🌞

  • Oliva Oliva on Jun 02, 2019

    Some areas mandate installation by a licensed plumber. A 40 gallon tank, installed, was almost $1000.00 in the Pittsburgh, PA area.