Water Heater Installation
Water heating amounts to nearly 20% of a home’s energy costs. If you’re installing a new hot water heater or replacing one that no longer works, Cunano Builders Corp offers a full line of water heaters featuring the latest energy-efficient technology. We’ve got the right water heater to match your family’s needs — from standard high-capacity gas and electric models to hybrid, Wi-Fi enabled, tankless units that can deliver endless hot water.
If you’re having trouble with your existing water heater, schedule an in-home consultation with Cunano Builders Corp and let one of our licensed and insured service professionals inspect your unit. When your old water heater needs to be replaced, you can depend on Cunano Builders Corp to get the installation done right.
From our no-obligation consultation to expert installation, clean-up and haul-away, Cunano Builders Corp is ready to assist you with your water heater replacement and installation.
PLAN AND DETAILS
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Your installer will help you consider the right fuel source (gas or electric), storage capacity (30 to 80 gallons available) and tank type (tank or tankless).
Gas water heaters usually cost less to operate but are slightly more expensive up front. On the other hand, electric water heaters cost less up front and use less energy, but the cost of electricity typically makes them more expensive to operate.
Some water heaters sold by The Home Depot come with a manufacturer’s warranty. Please reference the product materials included with your unit.
We recommend that you have your water heater installed by an experienced, licensed service professional.
water heater installation cost guide
Tankless Water Heater
New Tankless Water Heater and Installation Costs
Average Total: $2,979
Nationwide costs generally fall within the range of $2,044 to $5,898. Our overall estimate includes the following:
• Tankless water heater.
• Installation materials.
• Installation labor by a local, licensed and insured plumber.
• Removal of the old unit.
How Different Features Impact the Cost
The price of a traditional water heater depends largely on its size, as a bigger unit will typically cost more. Units with increased energy efficiency and upgraded features, like hybrid models, may also raise the unit’s price. However, government rebates may be available to help lower the price of a more energy efficient unit. If additional upgrades are required to create space for the new unit and bring the installation up to code, the overall installation cost will increase.
Energy Efficiency and Money Saving
ENERGY STAR™ certified models are available for water heater tanks. While tankless water heaters typically cost more upfront, these energy efficient units help lower utility costs and government rebates are often available for high-efficiency units.
Tank Water Heater
New Water Heater Tank and Installation Costs
Average Total: $1,308
Nationwide costs generally fall within the range of $952 to $2,098. This estimate includes the following components:
• Basic tank water heater
• Installation materials
• Installation labor by a local, licensed and insured plumber
• Removal of the old unit
The price to install a new water heater will likely be higher if you change fuel sources or switch from a water heater tank to a tankless unit. To lower these additional charges, our trusted professionals will discuss your options and recommend installing your new tankless unit near existing water and fuel sources. This will facilitate ventilation and reduce the amount of extra labor needed. There are a variety of other features that affect the total cost: • The cost of the permit • The amount of work required to bring your plumbing connections up to code • The size of your new water heater (measured in gallons) • The length of the warranty • Energy efficient certification and other special features on the new unit Other upfront costs may also be accrued for a tankless model with elite features and a higher efficiency grade. Gas heaters are also historically less expensive than electric heaters to run.
Energy Efficiency and Money Saving
Installing a tankless water heater is a greater upfront investment, but these units can significantly cut the cost of monthly utilities. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that in homes using 41 gallons or less of hot water, on-demand tankless units can conserve between 24% to 34% more energy than tank water heaters.
Gas vs. Electric Costs
Homeowners often ask if a gas water heater or an electric unit is more cost-efficient. The answer depends on your home. While gas models are less expensive to operate, they do require an existing natural gas line. The price tag of an electric water heater is usually lower, but it can be more costly to operate. Electric varieties are also easier to install, and unlike gas units, they are less likely to lose heat.
Both tank and thankless units come with a manufacturer’s warranty. If you would like to extend this coverage.
Permits are required by most regions in the United States to install a new water heater. Please contact the governing department of your town or city before installation to ensure your paperwork is in order.