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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How long is a water heater supposed to last?

Your water heater is an essential part of your home, heating water for showers, dishwashing, laundry and more. On average, a traditional water heater will last 8-12 years. The general consensus is that it’s better to replace your water heater with a new one than to repair one that’s 10 years old or more. Older models are less energy-efficient and thus more costly to run than newer models with better technology. Here are some indicators of when it may be time to replace an old water heater instead of repairing it:

  • Leaks: If leaking is not caused by loose connections, the water may be seeping out through slight fractures in the metal of the tank that have formed over time.
  • Strange noises: Clanking, rumbling and other noises can mean that sediment has formed on the base of your tank, contributing to fissures leaks, and inefficiency.
  • Age: If it’s more than 10 years old, it’s probably time to replace.
  • Discolored or rusty water: Have a pro check it out; if the problem isn’t resolved by draining and cleaning, you’ll want to replace the heater.
  • Lack of hot water: Inconsistent heating and hot water supply that runs out too quickly likely means it’s time for a new unit.

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

You’ll know when it’s time to install a new water heater. Water heater installation costs average between $360 and $780 nationally, with rates increasing depending on the project. The total project cost will be higher when you include the cost of the heater itself. Select your new water heater based on the number of occupants in your home and the number of gallons of capacity you’ll need. Installation costs can vary based on the type of water heater you are removing and the type you are installing, any necessary repairs, regional cost of labor, and whether disposal of the old heater is included. Natural gas water heaters retail on average between $650 and $900 for standard models. Electric water heaters range between $300 and $700 for standard models. Tankless electric water heaters retail on average between $250 and $700 for standard models. Tankless gas water heaters retail on average between $200 and $1,300.

A company may charge approximately $1,000 to replace a 50-gallon tank-style electric water heater (not including any upgrades required by building codes). Replacing a gas-powered water heater might cost $1,100 (not including code upgrades). Some companies roll the disposal of an old heater into the overall cost of the new water heater installation. Other professionals charge an additional removal fee that can range from $35 to $150.

How much does it cost to fix a hot water heater?

Nationally, the average water heater repair cost ranges between $120 and $200, although prices can range up to $400 or more. Water heater repair costs will depend on the type of water heater you have (tankless, electric, natural gas, etc.), the source of the problem, the cost for new parts, and labor rates in your area. Common water heater issues include problems with the thermocouple, thermostat, heating element and leaks. Most standard electric water heaters have two thermostats and two elements. One example for the cost to replace a bad thermostat is $185 for parts and labor. Replacing both the thermostat and the heating element could cost approximately $150-$200. The thermocouple is a safety device that senses when the pilot light is burning and signals the gas valve to close if the pilot light goes out. If your thermocouple is bad or corroded, the average cost to clean and repair it could be between $350 and $400. If your water heater has started to leak, it is usually more cost-effective to invest in a new water heater than to repair it, unless you’re covered by a warranty.

How much does it cost to install a tankless hot water heater?

Tankless water heaters usually cost more to install than traditional tanks, because many homes need to be retrofitted to accommodate the new system. Tankless electric water heaters retail on average between $150 and $1,200, and tankless natural gas water heaters retail between $200 and $1,300 on average. The lower prices ($150-$250) are generally for point-of-use tankless heaters that can be installed to boost hot water in high-demand areas such as the bathroom or kitchen sink. Tankless water heaters designed to heat whole homes usually start under $300 at the low end and go up to $1,400 or more. Pricing for whole-home varies with the heater’s technology and features. Nationally, standard water heater installation costs average $360-$780, but tankless water heater installation costs may range from $400 to $1,000, depending on the work needed. Some perks of tankless water heaters are that they have nearly double the life expectancy of traditional water heaters and are generally more cost-efficient. Homeowners may be able to save $100 or more per year on their utility bills with an Energy Star approved tankless heater, depending on how much hot water they use.

Why is the water in my house not getting hot?

If the water in your house is not getting hot, it may be time for water heater repair. Nationally, the average water heater repair cost ranges between $120 and $200, although prices can range up to $400, depending on the problem and materials. Competent homeowners may also be able to try DIY fixes, whether they have a traditional gas or electric water heater or a tankless gas or electric heater. Troubleshooting the different issues that can arise with each of the styles requires some knowledge of how they operate and what red flags to look out for. For a natural gas water heater, the first step is to check whether the pilot light has gone out. It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s directions if you want to relight it yourself. If you smell gas, stop everything and call your gas company — the smell could signal a dangerous gas leak. If your household’s water is not getting hot enough, you can try increasing the temperature on the water heater’s front dial above the standard setting of 120 degrees; for safety, always turn off electricity to the unit before adjusting temperatures. If you keep running out of hot water, your household may simply need a higher-capacity water heater, so consider upgrading. Quick professional fixes include replacing the thermostat or heating elements and cleaning and repairing the thermocouple.

Can I install a water heater myself?

Your best bet is to leave this job to a licensed professional, which is also recommended because your warranty and local building codes may require it. Before you install a water heater by yourself, check to find out if you need a permit and if it’s allowed in your building.

Installing a water heater yourself requires experience working with plumbing, as well as a good knowledge of your home’s water system and pipe routing. You’ll also need plenty of experience working with electrical systems. 

Is a permit required to install a hot water heater?

While some areas may not require a permit to install a hot water heater, chances are you live in an area that does. Many cities issue permits to install or replace hot water heaters to protect the safety of the public.

How long does it take to install a water heater?

For a licensed professional, it should take a few hours to remove an existing water heater and install a new one. This assumes that the site and materials are ready for the plumber to work and that no unforeseen issues arise.

Reviews for Denver water heater installation professionals
Adam P.
Both Lee and Henry were great guys to work with. They came out an installed a tankless water heater with professionalism and quality workmanship. Needless to say, I am super happy with the install and the water heater has been flawless! Thank you!
KMG Heating & PlumbingKMG Heating & Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Great service, very quick install & removal of hot water heater. Great pricing, reviewed the new hot water heater with me. I would defiantly hire them again for all of my future plumbing needs.
EURO PLUMBING LLC(Licensed&Insured)
Shawn B.
Seriously saved us on short notice with getting a new water heater installed and the old one that went out disposed of. Highly recommend.
Simpson Home ServiceSimpson Home Service
Hue T.
Vanko came on Labor Day and installed my new water heater. He was fast, efficient, and cleaned up his job in no time.
EURO PLUMBING LLC(Licensed&Insured)
Amy O.
I had a fantastic experience with Euro Plumbing! They replaced my 22 year old water heater and went out of their way to ensure the correct size water heater was installed along with all the updated parts. They were right on time (called 30 mins in advance), professional, honest, friendly and walked me through the maintenance of my new water heater. As a female, I always fear being taken advantage of with inflated fees, but Euro Plumbing offered me fair and honest pricing. Will definitely use again!
EURO PLUMBING LLC(Licensed&Insured)
Jon C.
Charlie and his son came out and installed a water heater at my place it took them the amount of time they said it was and was very reasonable. I appreciated all their hard work after not having hot water for a week. Would gladly use them again!
Simpson Home ServiceSimpson Home Service
Racquel J.
We just bought our house and had a couple things that needed attention. Charlie installed our water heater and a new toilet for us. He was quick, thorough and the value of his work is worth every penny.
Simpson Home ServiceSimpson Home Service
David C.
Charlie was able to quickly and efficiently install a new water heater in my condo unit for a fair price. He was very responsive and both he and his son were friendly and attentive to their work. I would recommend them to anyone.
Simpson Home ServiceSimpson Home Service
Thumbtack Customer
Johnathon installed a hot water heater in my mobile home. He called the city and picked up the permit needed. Also went back-and -forth to Home Depot. He did honest work for a good price. I will be using him in the near future.
J&N Plumbing ServicesJ&N Plumbing Services
Thumbtack Customer
Todd was amazing. He came out and got the job done for the quoted price in record time. He was so friendly and helpful even cleaned up any mess they could have left. I would really recommend Todd to anyone who needs water heater installation!
Acorn PlumbingAcorn Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Would hire again and highly recommend. Tim is professional, knowledgeable and thorough. Hired to replace older existing hot water heater in the basement. Tim brought everything up to code and did pristine work installing new valves, piping, exhaust vents and drip pan. Very pleased with how the project turned out.
Havens HVAC LLCHavens HVAC LLC
Thumbtack Customer
This job was quite the headache! There seemed to be issue after issue with our tank-less water heater installation (sizing, vents, etc.). However, with all the headaches and stress, Johnathon did not leave us hanging and made the sure the job was done correctly and every problem was fixed. He put in a lot of extra time into our installation and was reasonable and honest. It’s been over a month and so far we have no issues with our tank-less hot water heater! Jonathon even called back a few weeks after the job was done to make sure everything was working. Bottom line, it was nice to know that even with all the issues, that we had hired a plumber that was going to make sure everything was working before he was done with the job.
J&N Plumbing ServicesJ&N Plumbing Services
Jon C.
Got a price for a new water heater. Day of the install comes 8-10am window and guy shows up at 12:45 and says that they can’t do it for even close to the price they quoted me even though I submitted them pictures of the unit and model number of the previous unit so everyone was on the same page
Pipe It UpPipe It Up
Laurie M.
Bob did a fantastic job patching up my old hot water heater and then installing the new one when it arrived. He was VERY knowledgeable and reasonably priced, his costs were almost half the price of the other quotes I received. He was very good at explaining every step along the way and was extremely personable and friendly. I highly recommend Bob, if you need a plumbing/heating/cooling guy... Bob is your man!
Colorado Solar Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.Colorado Solar Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Highly recommend! - Paul gave me a free estimate , explained my options then worked within MY budget without trying to give me the hard sell. He was extremely professional, experienced, and installed a new water heater within 3 hours! He even took the time to give me advice on yearly maintenance, something I've never done, nor knew about. Great guy, great family owned business and I have already referred them to 5 people today!
Flatirons PlumbingFlatirons Plumbing
Graham P.
One always hopes things go smoothly when hiring a plumber. In this case, not only did things go smoothly, expectations were exceeded. Euro Plumbing gave me a 2 hour window for arrival, followed up with a accurate ETA, and even hauled away my old unit, something we hadn't made part of the service call. Thank so much for the wonderful job installing my water heater and updating my supply line shut-off valve! Would hire again.
EURO PLUMBING LLC(Licensed&Insured)
April D.
I had a really great experience with Jarrod and Peter from Mechanical Solutions and will definitely use them again. They responded to my request for quotes on installing a tankless water heater with a ballpark range that was within my budget, and after coming out to inspect the job in person, stayed within their original quote. (I had a lot of trouble getting other companies even to give me a ballpark quote up front, and then when I took the time to have them come see the work, they were widely outside my budget. This is always a huge waste of time and I won't work with companies who won't give me a ballpark price range up front anymore. So huge props to Mechanical Solutions for being up front about this -- it made it much easier to work with them.) They were also better priced than the majority of other quotes I received. Jarrod spent a bunch of time helping me choose the right model for my needs. They were super easy to schedule the work with, pleasant, and honest. They made payment really easy for me and continue to respond quickly to any questions or issues I've had. Jarrod also promised to come back in a few months to show me how to clean the water heater, which needs to be done once or twice a year. I now have unlimited hot water at my house, and I'm extremely happy that I went with Mechanical Solutions. I strongly recommend using them and will go to them again myself in the future. I really appreciate you guys!
Home Guardian Heating and AirHome Guardian Heating and Air
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