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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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Littleton water heater installation professionals
Dave Y.
I was glad to get a new hot water heater installed in about 5 hours from discovering the old one was out.
EURO PLUMBING LLC(Licensed&Insured)
Thumbtack Customer
Our hot water heater stopped working overnight. We were referred to Jonathan through Thumbtack. He was prompt, thorough, and very helpful. We had a new water installed within hours and are very satisfied.
J&N Plumbing ServicesJ&N Plumbing Services
Mitchel K.
Very quick to respond and get the job done. He responded in the first couple mins I posted and the water heater was done and installed by the next couple hours.
Heat Air LlcHeat Air Llc
Sarah v.
They did a great job installing a new 75 gallon water heater in my home. I would not hesitate to hire this company again or refer to friends and family.
Elite Home ServicesElite Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
Installed water heater in basement crawl space. Very quick response and provided quote. Came very next day and did an outstanding job for a fair price. Very complete job, no trying to upsell, provided good advice and how to keep water heater maintained to last. Cleaned up after job done and very polite. Highly recommend.
Havens HVAC LLCHavens HVAC LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Johnathon was great! He called ahead to let us know he was on his way and was very prompt. He did a great job with our water heater installation and we even have a follow up visit scheduled for some additional work. We would recommend him to anyone!
J&N Plumbing ServicesJ&N Plumbing Services
Jonathan B.
I was shopping around to replace my water heater. I happened upon Pipecraft through Thumbtack. Jacob was responsive and flexible. His quote was very reasonable compared to many of the other prices I had seen. The installation went very well and his team was very helpful. He will probably be my plumber on future projects.
Pipecraft Plumbing, Inc.Pipecraft Plumbing, Inc.
Gerry G.
I first spoke with the owner Dimitar and he was totally upfront about his quote and no hidden charges for installing a new water heater. I already made up my mind of the water heater I was going to purchase from Home Depot but he offered to buy and pick it up for me and install on the same day. I was immediately sold and their 5-star rating had me convinced I found the right people for the job. Andon showed up to do the work where he greeted me in the most polite manner by anyone who has showed up to do work at my home. He walked me through the process and pointed out what needed to be up to code before getting started. He kept me informed on the way and kindly asked if I had any questions. When he was done he explained everything about the water heater, operation, and maintenance that I could perform myself. Everything was brought up to code and indeed there were no hidden charges including pulling a permit for inspection. Also to my surprise they warranty their workmanship for 2 years which I got in writing. Now I see why they have a 5-star ratting. This company is top notch and you will be making a huge mistake if you do not hire them.
EURO PLUMBING LLC(Licensed&Insured)
Jerry D.
Dimitar told me he would be here between 1 pm and 3 pm. He arrived promptly at 1, and my new water heater was installed by 2 pm. He and his assistant were extremely courteous and professional. They cleaned up after themselves even though they didn't really make any mess. The price quoted was the final price that was charged. I would recommend Dimitra and Euro Plumbing to anyone who is in need of their services. And the price was very reasonable.
EURO PLUMBING LLC(Licensed&Insured)
Liz W.
Dimitar was prompt, courteous, and friendly. he started work immediately in a professional manner. The quote he gave us for the water heater installation was exact with no hidden charges. He even picked it up from Home Depot and took the old one away no extra charge. We would recommend him and his Euro Plumbing company over any other. Superb experience! We hired him to come back and fix our other leaky main pipe tomorrow! Thanks again Dimitar!
EURO PLUMBING LLC(Licensed&Insured)
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