Cost of Electric Hot Water Heaters

Item Buy Qty Low High
Material start qty $576.13 $746.09
Labor start qty $370.35 $496.81
Supplies, Tools $64.42 $74.53
Total   $1010.90 $1317.43


   capacity 30 Gal 50 Gal 75 Gal
6 year 1 0 0
9 year 0 0 0
12 year 0 0 0

Appliance Quality Basic - builder grade

Labor Type Vendor supplied

Job Complexity Direct fit replacement

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Electric Hot Water Heaters - Pricing and Installation Cost Notes

Homewyse cost estimates are approximate ranges for basic work in typical conditions. The estimates should only be used for preliminary planning. Homewyse estimates are NOT substitutes for 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.

  • Labor tasks - Mount and secure heater. Connect exiting electrical supply to heater. Connect water to existing supply lines. Leak and cycle test.
  • The homewyse cost estimates include all typical costs for removal and disposal of existing water heater, hardware and fittings necessary to secure, plumb, and power the water heater, and hardware and fittings necessary to provide proper drainage for the pressure relief system.
  • The homewyse Electric Hot Water Heater cost estimates do not include costs for repairs to, replacement of or relocation of existing electrical or water systems.
  • Higher priced Electric Hot Water Heaters may include features/attributes that include faster heating capability, greater energy efficiency, better tank insulation and energy saving temperature control system.
  • Electric Hot Water Heater installation costs are commonly quoted from a standard rate and can be estimated/quoted by the service professional after measurement and visual inspection at the job site.
  • The variation in installation costs for complex configurations (non-rectangular shape, many corners, multiple levels, etc.) can be considerable. For accurate cost estimates, collect detailed bids from several qualified professionals.
  • To maximize the payback of your Electric Hot Water Heater investment, use materials and installation quality appropriate for your home and neighborhood - but be careful not to over improve. Less expensive alternatives to Electric Hot Water Heaters may provide a better return on investment.
  • Reduce total project cost by having multiple vendors bid on the same, detailed work specification of your Electric Hot Water Heater project.
  • Save on installation costs by combining similar jobs and by being willing to have your project completed during low demand periods for the vendor/installer.
  • Save on material costs by shopping online or by choosing discontinued, odd lot, remnant or incorrectly ordered items from your retailer.

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