Ask Your Question

Angie's List Answers is the trusted spot to ask home improvement and health questions and get answers from service companies, health providers and consumers. For ratings and reviews on companies in your area, search Angie's List.

Top 30 Days Experts
Rank Leader Points*
1 kstreett 240
2 Guest_9020487 110
3 Guest_9190926 105
4 GoldenKid 100
5 ahowell 95
6 KnowledgeBase 95
7 skbloom 80
8 Guest_98024861 70
9 Guest_9311297 70
10 Guest_9400529 70

*Updates every 4 hours

Browse Projects By Category

Question DetailsAsked on 6/11/2017

I need to find out what the cost will be to install bottled gas system and gas hot water heater

Currently using electric hot water heater, but it's on it's last legs. I want to convert to gas hot water heater and will need to have bottled gas system installed to supply it.

Do you have the same question? Follow this Question

1 Answer


Below are links to some previous similar questions with answers - note the ones asking for the cost to install a hot water heater are generally for the replacement water heater only - NOT including the tanks and piping. Here is another link to the most-asked question along that line - cost to install a new (replacement) water heater -

In your case, unless you go with a (much more expensive) high-efficiency water heater (which vents directly out the nearest outside wall), you cost would be higher first time to install a gravity flue up to and through the roof - normally in your case most people would avoid that.

In your case, depending on the amount of hot water use in your house (assuming you do not take the usual step of going to gas dryer and range and furnace/boiler or at least plumbing them for the conversion when you next change yours out), you may use in the general ballpark of 250-350 gallons of propane per year jsut for hot water in a normal house (3-4 people) - so a 100 gallon tank will need refilling several times per year. Some areas have 250 gallon tanks available which might be good for your hot water use only, or if that is not available or you expect to expand gas to all your heating/drying uses then the normal household size is 500 gallon.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

Related Questions

Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy