Water heating amounts to nearly 20% of a home’s energy costs. If you’re installing a new hot water heater or replacing one that no longer works, The Home Depot offers a full line of water heaters featuring the latest energy-efficient technology. We’ve got the right water heater to match your family’s needs — from standard high-capacity gas and electric models to hybrid, Wi-Fi enabled, tankless units that can deliver endless hot water.
If you’re having trouble with your existing water heater, schedule an in-home consultation with The Home Depot and let one of our professionals inspect your unit. When your old water heater needs to be replaced, you can depend on The Home Depot to get the installation done right. In most areas if you call before noon Monday through Friday, we offer same-day delivery and installation within a 30-mile radius of your local Home Depot store.
From our no-obligation consultation to expert installation, clean-up and haul-away, The Home Depot is ready to assist you with your water heater replacement and installation.
Replacing a Water Heater
Our installers will inspect the old unit and discuss any work required to bring your replacement water heater up to local plumbing codes. The new water heater will be connected to the existing gas, electric and water lines, and a test will be conducted to ensure the new water heater works properly. We’ll even haul away your old unit and recycle it for no additional cost! Our installers then conduct a final cleanup of the job site and walk you through the project, how to operate the new water heater, and answer any of your questions.
Cost: Establishing Price
Our water heater installation pricing consists of four components:
1) Cost of Product
Unless you buy a new water heater in advance and ask us to install it separately, any in-home consultation that includes a replacement water heater install will have the product’s cost included.
2) Basic Installation
Our installation process consists of several basic tasks: delivery of a new hot water heater to your home, proper disconnection of the old unit, installation of the new unit, and proper testing to ensure the new hot water heater is installed correctly. Depending on code upgrades required and the complexity of the replacement, additional charges may apply.
3) Permit Charges
Permits are governed by local cities and municipalities and are required to ensure that a local plumbing inspector is dispatched to the site as a third party to review the installer’s work. This should ensure the installation was safely executed and is in line with all plumbing codes and standards. Permits are required on most water heater replacements and pricing varies by state, city and municipality. Our installers can review the permit process and cost with you.
4) Bringing the System up to Code
A final inspection of the installation will be completed to finish the replacement process.