Hot Water Heater Installation/Replacement

When you hop in the shower or wash the dinner dishes, you rely on your hot water heater to keep the water warm. As one of the more expensive appliances in your, you expect it to last a long time, and it will. However, there comes a time when you need a hot water heater replacement.

Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Hot Water Heater

You may wonder if it’s okay to repair the hot water heater instead of replacing it. There are some signs that it’s time to replace it, and here’s what you need to look for:

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If you have some of these signs or something different that makes you think it’s time to replace your hot water heater, it’s always a good idea to discuss it with a professional. A technician can provide you with options for replacing or repairing the unit, and they can help you pick the right replacement heater.

What Size Hot Water Heater Do You Need?

If you know that you need to replace your hot water heater, you begin to wonder about the size. The units come in a variety of sizes from 20 gallons to 50 gallons and larger. The size hot water heater you need for your home depends on the number of people living there. A single person needs a lot less hot water than a large family with three kids.

You want to make sure that you have enough hot water, but you don’t want a heater that’s bigger than you need because it’ll run up your utility bills unnecessarily. According to the Department of Energy, you need to determine how much hot water is used in your home during the time that you use hot water most. Once you decide when the peak time is, the Department of Energy offers a worksheet to determine how much hot water you’re using.

If you’re still unsure what size hot water heater you need, it’s always a good idea to turn to a professional that you can trust.

What Is the Cost of Replacing a Hot Water Heater?

Of course, there are many variables that go into the cost of replacing your hot water heater, including brand, model, location, and more. The two main costs of replacing your water heater are the cost of heater and the cost of installation.

You might consider installing the water heater yourself. However, you’re working with water and gas or electricity, and this can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing even trained professionals need to be careful.

The average cost of replacing a hot water heater in the United States is between $804 and $1,549 according to If you opt for a tankless hot water heater, it can be more expensive.

At Red Rooter Plumbing, our team of professionals is ready to help you replace your hot water heater whenever you need it. We offer competitive pricing on gas, electric, tankless and commercial water heaters. Contact us today for more information.

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