Water heaters are one of the most used household appliances in homes around the world. A functional water heater is nothing short of a blessing in winter. One of the things to consider when planning a water heater installation project is the installation cost. The cost of installing a 40-50-gallon water heater with a tank ranges from $400 to $900. The installation cost for a tankless water heater is usually between $1,470 and $2,500. The overall cost of owning a water heater will depend on a number of factors such as the number of people using the heater, operating expenses, and remodeling done in the home.
While several plumbing contractors in Alpharetta believe that tankless heaters are more energy efficient, many people argue that they are not as beneficial as they are billed to be. A tankless water heater can cost you up to as much as $2500 installed. A tank water heater is relatively inexpensive (up to $900 installed). Tankless systems are difficult to maintain. Though households using these systems report a saving of $70-$80/year, it takes those years to recover the difference in the initial cost. If you prefer using your heater to perform more than one task at the same time, opt for a tank water heater. These heaters are relatively easier to maintain, and provide hot water more quickly than their tankless counterparts.
Plumbers typically charge $45-$65 per hour. In most cases, a plumber will install a water heater in a day (6-8 hours). You can expect to pay between $270 and $520. Water heaters that are difficult to access can take extra 2-3 hours to install.
Some of the most popular types of water heater systems are natural gas systems, propane water heaters, electric water heaters, and solar water heater systems. Natural gas systems are known for their affordability ($500-$700). Expect to pay between $400 and $550 for natural gas water heater replacement in Alpharetta.On average, getting a new natural gas water heater system installation will cost you between $1,500 and $2,300. Propane water heater installation will cost you around $1,000-$1,500. Though getting an electric water heater installed normally costs between $350 and $450, the original cost can exceed $500 if there are structural complexities. A fully installed water heater can cost up to $5,000.
If you want to get an existing water heater replaced, add $500 to the overall cost. If you’re old water heater pipe is damaged or not compatible with the new system, you will have to purchase new piping ($8-$10 per linear foot). Check with your plumbing contractor in Alpharetta whether you need permits for a new water heater.
Your search for a plumbing expert ends at Fletch Barney. We are one of the most trusted plumbing contractors in Alpharetta. Whether you have a water heater repair problem in Alpharetta or need sewer line repair services in Alpharetta, we got you covered. To discuss your project with an expert, call us at 770-333-3031.
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