How Much Should a New Water Heater Cost
One of the most common questions we receive is how much you should be paying for a new water heater? And how do I compare your water heater replacement cost to your competitors?
The answer is complicated and simple all at the same time. It’s easy for us to give you a cost, however, it is critically important that you understand what goes into that cost in order to make an educated decision on who is actually offering the best deal.
What We Charge & What Needs to Be Included
The simple answer; we charge $1,200 – $1,300 for a 50 gallon Ruud water heater. That price includes:
- New 50 Gallon Water Heater
- New Supply Line
- New Ball Valve
- Removal & Disposal of The Old Unit
- Workmanship Guarantee & Manufacturer’s Warranty
Many of our competitors tack on an additional cost for supply lines, ball valves, and removal/disposal of the old unit. Unfortunately, they are not always upfront about these costs and surprise you with the charges after they start the project.
Angry Pipe Solutions believes in being transparent up front and giving you a price that will not change from our original quote.
Why Brand Matters
The two common water heaters you’re going to hear about are actually the same company (think Chevrolet & GMC) Rheem & Ruud.
Rheem Water Heaters are widely available at Home Depot. However, replacement and repair parts are not. This can cause serious delays in repairing your water heater and may lead to an unnecessary purchase of a new unit.
We use Ruud (the professional version of Rheem) Water Heaters. We believe Ruud Water Heaters offer the best value to our customers and we have easy access to replacement parts at our commercial supply houses if we need to service and repair your water heater.
Angry Pipe Solutions stands behind our products and service with a 2 year workmanship guarantee on top of an already impressive 6 year manufacturer’s guarantee. Before deciding on a plumber to install your water heater, you need to make sure they are warrantying their work. If not, you may save a little on the frontend only to pay out the nose when something goes wrong.
Obviously, you can buy the cheapest water heater available and save money in the short term. However, this is usually a penny wise and pound foolish move. We believe in offering superior products that we know work and work well. A water heater is a critical component of your house that often gets taken for granted until something goes wrong. We know this is an investment you don’t want to make and will do everything to ensure you will be up and running for many years before needing service.
Repair vs Replacement
Repairing a water heater is often the cheapest method for getting you up and running, but not always the best. Disclaimer: We do not offer repairs on water heaters more than 10 years old.
Some of the challenges we run into repairing a water heater:
- Age of the current water heater
- Availability of replacement parts
- Overall condition of the current water heater
Thankfully, one of our top-rated Mesa plumbers will walk you through the options and show you the exact problem/s with your current water heater. If we recommend a replacement over a repair, you will know exactly what went into that decision.
Contact Us Today
If you are having issues with your current water heater, please call us today. We are Mesa and the East Valley’s top-rated plumber and will provide you with a free in-home estimate.
One of our Plumbers will walk you through the options of repair or replacement and help you make an educated decision on what’s best for you and your home.