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Question DetailsAsked on 8/20/2013

How much will a 30 gallon electric hot water heater cost with installation?

How much for a standard installation of Electric hot water heater new?

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Impossible to tell without knowing a lot more information. For example, here are some factors that will affect cost:

1- labor rates and trip charges in your area

2- taxes in your area

3- tax credits you might be eligible for

4- efficiency of the water heater (more efficient = more expensive usually)

5- length of heater warranty (12-year costs more than 6-year, for example)

6- any current discounts or sales

7- charges, if any, to dispose of or recycle old heater

8- possible utility company incentives (rebates)

9- accessories required by current building codes (drain line?, pan?, etc.)

10- whether installed in a mobile home or not

My suggestions would be to first check with one of the big box home improvement stores in your area for product cost and their installation charges for your area. You can get this easily on their websites after selecting a local store. Then you have a basic idea and answers to some of the key items above. Then you can get answers to the other items above to determine final costs, or alternative sources such as local suppliers and plumbers on Angie's list.

Answered 7 years ago by SalisburySam


Here is a link to 47 answers to previous questions on that subject -

General consensus seems to be about $1000 plus or minus $250, except where significant code upgrades are necessary. Since you are talking 30 gallon rather than 40-50 (the normal), probably about $100 less than that range on size, but depending on your areqa maye $100 more for electric, so might even out. It is funny - depending on the utility normally used for water heaters in an area, that type tends to be more expensive than the other by about $100. Couldn't be price gouging by any chance, could it ?

I would question why a 30 gallon - that is considered significantly undersized for anything less than a single-bedroom or efficiency apartment - normally home buyers want at least a 40-45 and 50-60 is becoming more common. If there is a chance you will be moving in the next few years, I would go for a 45 gallon minimum size so you don't end up having to replace it to get a deal with a buyer.

Answered 7 years ago by LCD

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