Water Heater Pricing In Seattle
Seattle Hot Water specializes in hot water heating equipment - from point of use electrics to large commercial hot water boilers.
We will beat any water heater price quote from any licensed plumbing contractor in Seattle. Please call us for a quote!
Washington State requires that any water heater installer possess a plumber license. Improperly installed water heaters are dangerous. All of our installers are licensed plumbers with years of experience.
Brands: AO Smith, Bradford White, American, RUUD, Rheem, Everlast and others
Please see our water heater general information page: Water Heater Info
Typical Installed Replacement Costs
(Queen Anne, Magnolia & Ballard) Other parts of town slightly higher (add travel time). Please Call for price confirmation.
Prices include new pressure & temperature relief valve, new copper flex water heater connectors. Some models include heat traps. They do not include earthquake strapping, pans, expansion tanks or auxillary piping work. The prices quoted are for exact replacement in very accessible location such as a garage.
Please note that expansion tanks are NOT required in the City of Seattle (They are required in the county however). Many companies, especially the ones with full page ads in the yellow pages, are quoting low prices on the phone then jacking the price up after they arrive by telling the customer that expansion tanks are required by city code. Don,t believe it!
2018 Update: Important!
Virtually All water heater models changed in May 2015 to meet new federal energy requirements. These are the changes that are most significant:
- Dimensions changed: They got wider and taller - This can be a serious problem in confined spaces like closets!
- Electric residential models over 50 gallons are no longer available - Heat Pump Electrics are now required
- The price of the water heaters has increased dramatically since 2014
Call us to discuss any concern you may have about these changes
STANDARD HIGHBOY (56-60 inch tall +-) Installed Prices
These are ATMOSPHERIC type w/flue going into a chimney
(not power vented or Direct vent) 5-6 year tank warranty
|40 gallon electric||$1050.00 + varies w/ model|
|40 gallon gas||$1330.80|
|50 gallon electric||$1050.00|
|50 gallon gas||$1430.80|
|60 gallon gas||$1670.00|
|65 gallon electric||$Call - model is heatpump|
|75 gallon gas||$1770.00|
|80 gallon electric||$Call - model is heatpump|
|100 gallon gas||$call - many recovery options|
|119 gallon gas||$call varies w/output|
|119 gallon electric||$call varies commercial only|
|120 gallon electric||$call varies commercial only|
UNDERCOUNTER Water Heaters
|Note: labor varies - call|
|50 gallon electric 6 year tank warrantee||$1383.00 varies w/ access|
|40 gallon electric 6 year tank warrantee||
$1283.00 varies w/ access
|SPACE HEATING/DOMESTIC Tanks|
|46.5 gallon Combi-Cor Hydronic/Domestic||$Call Replacement only|
|75 gallon Combi-Cor Hydronic/Domestic||$Call Replacement only|
|Direct vent heaters require a separate vent kit|
|DIRECT VENT & POWER VENT Tanks|
|50 gallon direct vent DS-1 Bradford White||
$Call Replacement varies Dimensions have changed
|50 gallon direct vent DH-1 BradWhite Hi-Rec||
$Call Replacement varies Dimensions have changed
|Call for Power vented tanks|
|Direct vent heaters may require a separate vent kit||
50 gallon direct vent DS-1 Bradford White
Other sizes and configurations are available. There are hundreds of models available. Call with your model number.
Commercial / high recovery units vary greatly in capacity and price.
We have some creative options on high recovery commercial water heating utilizing some high tech water makers that can make expensive 5 year replacements obsolete.
We reserve the right to change the prices on the above without notice.
These prices assume the following: street level, no stairs, no obstacles, access to drain, job located in our neighborhood. Queen Anne Magnolia & Ballard prices - other areas in town may be higher.
Extra costs if applicable: extra man required, old tank disposal ($50.00 or $1.00 per gallon capacity whichever is higher), moving things out of the way, protecting carpets if heater must travel through house, replacing faulty pipes or valves, new fluepipes, troubleshooting electrical wiring problems, running new drains, new water heater pans, modifications required by code, new earthquake strapping. There is an extra charge for travel to a job outside of our no travel charge area - $39.95 per ¼ hour travel time. If possible, we will notify you of any apparent extra costs before we do the work if you ask. Most residential jobs do not incur extra costs.
Although most new water heaters have a shorter life expectancy than they did 30 years ago, they have maintained a relatively low cost. Thirty years ago the average life of a water heater was probably 15 - 20 years. Today a tank will probably spring a leak in 8 - 12 years. We have attempted to insure that we have a range of water heaters to fit our customers needs. For example you can make your water heater decision based upon price or quality. Buy a cheap water heater with a limited life expectancy if tank cost is your priority. Buy a top of the line water heater (stainless steel or commercial models) if the water heater is in a location that will cause water damage to floors, carpets, ceilings below etc.
The truth about warranties : Water heater manufacturers warrant tank replacement only. If the tank is defective and leaks in 18 months you have to pay a plumber (or do it yourself) to disconnect the heater and haul it down to the wholesaler or retailer and exchange it for a new one (then re-install it). Warranties typically are also prorated depending upon how long it lasted compared to the warranty. If you have a 10 year limited warranty and it fails on the 9th year you get a 10% credit on the tank cost only towards a new heater. Would you really want to buy another heater from that company if you thought they should give you a new one? Another thing that bugs us is that there is typically no difference between a tank with a 6 year warranty and one with a twelve year warranty!! The twelve year warranty has a sticker applied to it - thats it! Do you really want to pay $100 for a sticker and then have to pay the plumber to change the water heater? The labor costs more than most heaters. Needless to say we do not think much of most manufacturers warranties. Some are better than others though so you might want to discuss the subject with us before you purchase. For example we really do have a lifetime warranty available for some types of tanks really have long life.
We have skilled plumbers and boiler guys. We are gas fitters. If you want a pro to handle your hot water heating needs, please call us first. We do not sell on commission.