Cost to Install a Tank Heater

Updated: January 2016

Tank Heater Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Water Heater Cost
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 50 gallon capacity, 11,000 watt electric heater. 0.95 energy factor. 70 gallons per hr recovery rate at 90F temperature rise. 12 yr limited warranty.FALSE
1 heater$576.18$647.75
Water Heater Labor
Labor estimate to install tank heater. Mount and secure new heater. Connect vent to existing vent ducting. Connect water and gas input to existing supply lines. Leak and cycle test. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
5.0 hours$280.33$483.63
Water Heater Materials and Supplies
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install tank heater including: connectors, fittings and mounting hardware.
1 Heater$40.06$46.05

Totals - Cost to Install Tank Heater - 1 Heater $896.57$1,177.43
Average Cost Per Heater  $896.57$1,177.43

Get an INSTANT estimate of the cost to Install a Tank Heater! Our free calculator uses recent, trusted data to estimate costs for your Tank Heater Installation project. For a basic 1 heater project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Install a Tank Heater ranges between $896.57 - $1,177.43 per heater.

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Cost to Install a Tank Heater - Notes and General Information

Homewyse cost estimates are "ballpark" ranges for basic work performed in normal, serviceable conditions. The estimates should only be used for preliminary planning. Homewyse estimates are NOT substitutes for firm quotes from qualified vendors. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for an accurate assessment of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Tank Heater Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Tank Heater Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Tank Heater Installation. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Install a Tank Heater - References

Tank Heater Installation - Average Cost Per Heater

Expect to pay in the high end of the estimated price range for a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and for complex or rush projects. Hire carefully, only after verifying prior work quality.

For the best value on Tank Heater Installation: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.

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