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All figures based on 2020 Canada-wide averages.
Why Rent When You Can Buy?
Save money by purchasing your tank instead of renting it. Our Installers will help you choose the right water heater for you based on the needs of your household. Book either a virtual or in-home consultation to get started.
*Prices and charges exclude applicable taxes and are current as of July 23rd, 2020, and subject to change. Rental charge information based on Ontario market rates and subject to change. Estimated rental charges may vary from $28 to $35 for a gas Power Vent model, $40 to $49 for a condensing gas tankless model. Power Vent 50 Gallon (1000792787) ($929) + Home Depot estimated installation fees (approx. $585) = $1514.00 (excluding tax). 10 year Ontario average market rental rate at time of production (approx. $3360, based on $28.00/month) - $1514.00 = $1846.00 approx. savings. Condensing Gas Tankless (1000730128) ($1749) + Home Depot estimated installation fees (approx. $640) = $2389.00 (excluding tax). 10 year Ontario average market rental rate at time of production (approx. $4800, based on $40.00/month) - $2389.00 = approx. $2411.00 savings.
When Should You Replace Your Water Heater?
If you’re experiencing any of the following issues, it may be time for a water heater replacement:
✔ It’s over 10 years old
✔ It’s leaking
✔ Poor reliability
✔ Rust or cloudy coloured water
✔ The warranty has expired
✔ Rising energy bills
✔ It takes a long time to get hot water
1 Free Virtual/In-Home Consultation
- Our licensed Installer will help you choose the right water heater based on:
- Current water consumption
- Size and location of your existing water heater
- Type (gas vs electric, tank vs tankless)
- Your budget
- The Installer may also conduct an on-site inspection to ensure the installation meets local code and if any additional permits are required
2 Professional Installation
- At a pre-scheduled time, the Installer will complete your water heater installation while observing all relevant safety protocols. The old water heater will be removed, then hauled away for safe disposal.
3 Follow-Up Inspection
- Once the project is complete, the Installer will familiarize you with the proper use of your new water heater, ensure a thorough cleanup and perform a final inspection of the new equipment with you to confirm your satisfaction
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Why Choose Home Depot?
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Hot Water When You Need It
Our selection of high-quality brand name and ENERGY STAR® certified water heaters provide hot water to your home in a variety of methods, to fit any need. From traditional tank-type to under-sink mounted point-of-use heaters, no matter where you need it, you’ll always have an efficient hot water solution.
Our team consists of licensed Home Depot Installers who have passed background checks, so you can be confident in their reputation and the quality of their work.
We provide flexible financing options that will help you better manage your budget for your home improvement projects with The Home Depot Consumer Card and The Home Depot Project Loan.
Frequently Asked Water Heater Installation Questions
Consider fuel source (gas or electric), storage capacity (up to 80 gallons), tank type (tank or tank-less), and manufacturer warranty options. Also consider the hot water heater installation cost or water heater replacement cost.
The price depends on which water heater you choose and the usage needs of your home.
You have many options. We carry a variety of Rheem traditional tank water heaters in both gas and electric.
Gas usually costs less to operate, but is a slightly larger upfront investment and less efficient. Electric costs more to operate but is more efficient and offers higher energy-factor ratings.
A conventional tank constantly heats stored water, is good for high usage demands and is economical. It can be stored in a closet, basement or garage and has a capacity of up to 80 gallons. A tank-less water heater has lower operating costs, uses less space and can reduce energy consumption by as much as 30%. It can also provide continuous hot water at a precise temperature; however, it does require more upfront investment and may need venting.
Permits are governed by local cities and municipalities and are required to ensure that a local plumbing inspector is dispatched to the site as a third party to review the workmanship of the installer. This is meant to ensure that the install has been executed safely, is in line with local municipality, city or provincial plumbing codes, and ensures that the quality of workmanship by our licensed professional installers meets plumbing standards.
Permits are required on most water heater installs and pricing varies by province, city and municipality. Our installation professionals can review the permit process and pricing with you and answer any questions you have.
All of our Installation Service Professionals carry an orange The Home Depot Home Services badge that feature a picture and authorization number. If this badge is not visible, ask to see it. This badge means they have undergone a thorough background screening process and are properly licensed and insured.
Depending on your needs, inquire about product efficiency ratings, first-hour hot water delivery and recovery time, and automatic shutoff valves. Self-cleaning units automatically fight lime and sediment buildup to lengthen tank life and maintain peak efficiency for a longer period. Recovery speed is the amount of time it takes to heat a full tank of water. If you tend to use a lot of hot water, look for a model with a fast recovery speed. An automatic shutoff valve helps prevent fires by shutting off the flow of gas if there’s movement in the ground or the gas flow experiences a sudden, sizeable increase.
You should flush your water heater once per year to help remove sediment or rust that may be building up. This will greatly increase the life of your water heater and can even extend it beyond the manufacturer’s warranty timeframe.
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The Perfect Hot Water Heater for You
Water heaters are responsible for heating your water and supplying it to household fixtures and appliances, such as dishwashers, showers, and more. Every home uses their hot water supply differently, and it’s important to understand the different types of water heaters and features best suited for your household needs. The cost of installing a water heater varies by the type of heater as well as the size of your home and usage needs. Tank water heaters store water and heat it on demand, while tankless water heaters heat the water using coils, without storing it. Tank water heaters are generally less expensive and can accommodate high-demand households, while tankless are more expensive up front, but can reduce your energy usage by around 30 per cent.
Having your water heater installed by a professional is the recommended as they can involve natural gas, carbon monoxide and pressurized tanks, all of which can be dangerous if you’re unsure of how to properly complete the installation. Our installation professionals are trained in water heater installation, licensed and can get the job done safely and efficiently. They’ll even remove your old unit and replace it with your new one.
Whatever your water heating needs, The Home Depot Canada has everything you need to get the job done right.