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In our modernized world, it’s easy to take for granted all of the wonderful things that make our lifestyles what they are. That is of course, until those wonderful things such as plumbing, electricity, air conditioning and the various other utilities we use stops working. Categorizing which circumstances are worse is up to subjective opinion. And although nothing ever lasts forever, this is especially true for your hot water heater, which is one of the most common utilities that breaks down in America homes. Hot water heaters are pretty general, and pricing is pretty competitive and affordable for homeowners. However, how much should you pay to have it installed? There are many variables to determine the price of your installation and chances are it may be considerably more or less than it costs your buddy who just had a new water heater installed.
Just like any large utility installation, a reasonable estimate will not be reliable without first examining the installation site of the water heater. There are several variables that arise as the installation site is examined including; the physical setting i.e.: closet, garage, utility room, etc…the model of the new water heater they wish to install; the plumbing connections the home offers, plus updating the plumbing and setting the water heater to the updated county code.
If you are pretty handy and comfortable at performing many trades, then installing a water heater yourself should be a pretty fun and slightly time consuming task. However, if you are not comfortable with plumbing, electricity, gas, and in some instances carpentry and drywall, then it is highly recommended to hire a licensed and insured contractor to install your new water heater. A professional contractor will make sure that any modifications to the home’s plumbing, electricity, or gas lines are done safely and correctly. If a lack of hot water is your dilemma, I guarantee an incorrectly installed hot water heater will bring on much greater issues to you and your family including flooding fire, or gas poisoning. An electric hot water heater is one of 3 utilities in a home that requires 240 volts of electricity making it fire prone. And gas water heater is capable of producing poisonous carbon monoxide gas due to combusted fuel. If not professionally ventilated, you run the risk of gassing you and your family.
As for how much you should expect to pay for installing a new water heater? The only real way to know is to get estimates and get lots of them. As for a dollar figure, the range is generally between a couple hundred bucks, however in some instances it can range as high as $2,000-$3,000 dollars.
Live in the Arizona metro area and need water heater repair? Service Star is one of the top water heater repair specialists in Mesa AZ. Contact them for a quote on this installation if you are not comfortable doing it yourself.