Fair Cost Guide - Gas Hot Water Heaters

April 2021

Gas Hot Water Heaters Calculator   Zip Code
 Item   details Low  High   
Includes basic coverage quantities and typical overage. Excludes sales tax, delivery upcharges, and items not included in the description and notes.
*load* $368.27 $520.00
Includes on site setup, site preparation, job completion, trash removal and work area cleanup.
*load* $368.27 $520.00
Supplies, Tools
Includes equipment allowance and supplies for preparation, job completion and site cleanup.
  $368.27 $520.00
Excludes sales tax, any applicable fees, dump charges, and costs for repair or remediation not mentioned in the work description.
  $368.27 $520.00


   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


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Gas Hot Water Heaters Cost Guide - Pricing Assumptions and Notes

Homewyse Cost Guides estimate approximate cost 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 new heater. Connect vent to existing vent ducting. Connect water and gas input to existing supply lines. Leak and cycle test. Any surface demolition, structural modifications and restoration if needed is extra.
  • The homewyse cost estimates include all typical costs for removal and disposal of existing water heater, hardware and fittings necessary to secure, plumb and vent the water heater, and hardware and fittings necessary to drain pressure relief system.
  • The homewyse Gas Hot Water Heater cost estimates do not include costs for repairs to, replacement of or relocation of existing gas supply, water systems and vent systems.
  • Higher priced Gas Hot Water Heaters typically offer more durable material, extended warranties and enhanced appearance and finish options
  • Gas 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 Gas 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 Gas 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 Gas 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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