How Much Does A Water Heater Cost?

worker installing gas hot water heater

Are you in the market for a new hot water heater? If your old water heater recently broke, or if you’re considering replacing your existing one with a newer model, you may be wondering what a hot water heater unit and installation will run you.

In short, there are many factors that contribute to the price of installing a new water heater in your home. Are you looking to install an electric or gas hot water heater? Standard vent or power vent? Tank or tankless?

All of these factors, combined with the size of your home, number of bathrooms, and household use contribute to the final cost of your water heater.


What’s included in Empire State Plumbing’s installation?

“Other companies charge customers extra hidden fees. Not us.” says Tom Darling, founder of Empire State Plumbing, the Albany and Saratoga area’s water tank repair and installation experts. “Many companies will charge customers to take away their existing water heater or charge extra for extra fittings or valves they need. Those services are included in our installation fee.

Empire State Plumbing’s installation includes the removal of the existing water heater, as well as redoing the venting, plumbing, and gas piping for your new water heater. Depending on the make and model of the water heater you choose, the installation can take two hours or a whole day’s work.


How Much Does a Hot Water Heater Cost?

The following are the various types of water heaters that homeowners typically purchase, and the starting prices for the installation each type:

Standard Tank Gas Water Heater

starting at $1375

Standard Tank Electric Water Heater

starting at $1250

Power Vent Unit Water Heaters

starting at $2100

Tankless Gas Water Heater

starting at $3500 for a two bathroom house and $4000 for a three bathroom house

Tankless Electric Water Heater

starting at $2000 (while fairly inexpensive to install, you may need to pay an electrician in addition if you need to add volt circuits to your home)


***Need help picking out the right water heater for your needs and budget? Contact Empire State Plumbing online today or call us at (518) 213-9256 for a comprehensive consultation. We are the hot water heater experts in the Albany and Saratoga areas!