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Cost to Replace a Hot Water Heater

Updated: January 2014

Cost to Replace a Hot Water Heaterzip code   heaters 
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Water Heater Cost
Non-discounted retail cost for common, mid-grade water heater.
1 heater$306.55$453.55
Water Heater Labor
Direct labor expenses to replace hot water heater.
5.0 hours$257.01$273.14
Water Heater Job Materials and Supplies
Cost of supplies that may be required to replace hot water heater including: connectors, fittings and mounting hardware.
1 heater$39.03$42.27
Water Heater Debris Disposal Costs
Costs to load and haul away old materials and installation waste.

Totals - Cost to Replace Hot Water Heater
1 heater$622.60$793.96
Average cost
per heater

Cost to Replace a Hot Water Heater - 2014 Cost Calculator

The cost to Replace a Hot Water Heater averages $622.60 - $793.96 per heater in 2014. This Hot Water Heater Replacement cost estimate is calculated from average material costs, unit labor producitivity rates and national average hourly labor wages. To refine the estimate for your Hot Water Heater Replacement project:

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Hot Water Heater Replacement - Average Cost Per Heater

Expect to pay in the high end of the $622.60 - $793.96 per heater 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 Hot Water Heater Replacement: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.

Cost to Replace a Hot Water Heater - Notes and General Information

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Cost to Replace a Hot Water Heater - References

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