When your hot water heater is on the fritz, it’s most likely time for a Sutherland Shire area plumber to perform needed repairs.
And since most units have a life expectancy of anywhere from eight to 14 years, if it’s acting up and older than that, it may be time for a new one, so you’ll need to know the hot water tank replacement costs.
We’ve compiled a list for you of the types of units available, some information about them, and the hot water heater costs of each appliance. Keep in mind, these are estimates and doesn’t include the labor and other parts necessary for installation.
Here Are Some Types and the Hot Water Heater Costs You Need to Know
Let’s start off with the different types and prices for gas water heater costs and electric water heater costs:
Conventional tank: This type of water heater holds water that is continuously heated. This the most common model. The smaller sizes, holding around 25 liters, have one heating element, while the large sizes, which can hold up to 400 liters of water, have two heating elements for faster heating operation.
Tankless: Uses heated coils to heat the water as it runs through the unit continuously. These on-demand models are becoming more popular because they’re energy savers as well as have no limit to how much water can be heated so that you won’t run out hot water anymore.
The prices of the above-mentioned gas water heater costs range from $450-$1,800. The prices vary depending on the size and style of the unit in question. The lifespan of each also varies.
Now that we’ve looked at electric water heater costs and gas water heater costs, let’s look at hybrid (or heat pump) and solar water heaters:
Hybrid: A hybrid takes the heat from the air and uses a pump and heating element to heat the water. This type of system costs more and need to be placed in an area where it doesn’t get too cold and needs enough air around it to work properly, generally outdoors.
The hybrid model is a highly efficient system and can save money. It uses the same technology that some air conditioners use. The price range is from $3,300-$4,000.
Solar: These are also becoming more popular particularly if you live in an area like Sutherland Shire where you get a lot of sun. They are more expensive, as they can range from $3,600-$6,500, depending on whether they are rooftop models or split system models.
Also, some models have a gas powered backup system for when the solar system isn’t getting enough sun and needs a boost. They’re extremely efficient and profitable.
Do Your Research and Call Your Best Sutherland Shire Plumber for Hot Water Heater Installation and Service
So when you find yourself needing a new hot water heater, call us, and we can help with the different hot water tank replacement costs and also perform the necessary installation.
We have over ten years of experience, and a team of highly skilled and reliable plumbers respected for our work in the Sutherland Shire area.
If your hot water runs cold, trust in us to get it hot again. We provide services and installation on all makes and models of water heaters as well as any and all other residential plumbing concerns you may have.
So call us today for a free consultation, and we’ll get you out of your hot water blues.