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Contact Us For Emergency Water Heater Services

Call 1-800-HOME-DEPOT and get help right away if you’re experiencing urgent issues with your water heater, such as:

  • No or not enough hot water
  • Taking too long to get hot water
  • Leaks
  • Rusty or cloudy water
  • Discolouration on or around your water heater
  • Poor reliability

What’s Included In Your Water Heater Replacement & Installation Project?

✔  A brand-new, energy-efficient water heater

✔  A free, no-obligation quote for your entire project.

✔  Discuss your options with our expert water heater installers during your free consultation.

✔  Licenced, background-checked Home Depot Installers.

✔  A Home Depot backed 1-year labour warranty.

✔  Flexible Financing with Project Loan – Credit available for up to $50,000. No annual fees.

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

Energy Rebates for Water Heater Installation

Apply for the Canada Greener Homes Grant and save on energy costs.

Find out if you’re eligible for:

Take advantage of our free consultation to see how Home Depot can guide you through the Greener Homes Grant application process.

Installation With Grant

If you meet the basic eligibility requirements for the Canada Greener Homes Grant, please review the anticipated process below. Our Home Depot installers are trained to guide you step by step through entire grant application process for a hassle-free experience.

Free consultation

1 Free Consultation

  • Your project begins with a free consultation to help you select the best water heater for your home.
  • During your consultation, the installer will provide helpful product recommendations, including heat pump water heaters that qualify for the grant.
  • At the end of you free consultation, you’ll also receive a quote for the cost of your entire project for a hassle-free experience

2 Pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation

  • After your free Home Services consultation, you must contact an official NRCan Energy Advisor to schedule your mandatory pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation
  • The Energy Advisor will visit your home to evaluate your home’s heating and cooling efficiency and provide your pre-retrofit EnerGuide Report
  • Once completed, your pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation must be submitted with your Greener Homes Grant application, along with supporting documents, for consideration of any eligible grants
Professional installation

3 Water Heater Replacement & Installation

  • Installation includes removal and disposal of your old water heater
  • After installation, you must contact an official NRCan Energy Advisor to schedule your mandatory post retrofit (post installation) EnerGuide evaluation
  • Submit your post-retrofit EnerGuide Evaluation to the Government’s portal along with supporting documents to receive your Canada Greener Homes Grant

4 Maintenance

  • After your water heater has been installed and inspected, we’ll provide you with helpful recommendations for proper maintenance
  • Your installation is also protected by our 1-year manufacturer guarantee

Hot Water Tank Installation Process

Please review our process and submit your request for a free consultation.

Free consultation

1 Free Consultation

  • Our licensed Installer will help you choose the right water heater based on the needs of your home.
  • The Installer may also conduct an on-site inspection to ensure the installation meets local code and if any additional permits are required
Professional installation

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.
Follow-Up Inspection

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

Hot Water Tanks Vs. Tankless Systems: Which Should You Choose?

When choosing between tankless water heater and hot water tank replacement, each has its advantages. It’s important to weigh your options carefully before deciding which system is right for you. Contact our water heater installers for more information.

Hot Water Tanks


  • Affordable and economical
  • Easy to install, especially if replacing an existing tank
  • Reliable, consistent hot water delivery
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated options available

Tankless Water Heaters


  • ENERGY STAR®-rated systems: up to 30% more energy efficient than a hot water tank
  • Wall-mounted & takes up less space
  • Heats water immediately and on demand
  • Long-term cost savings despite higher initial investment

Why Rent When You Can Buy?

Save up to $1800 when you purchase your tank type water heater instead of renting*, Save up to $2400 when you purchase your tankless water heater instead of renting it*

When you buy your water heater instead of renting it, you’re likely saving money over the life of your equipment. In fact, the total cost advantage to buying your water heater can be significant. Here’s an example of what you might expect:

Water Heater Type

Cost to Buy (installation included)*

Cost to Rent (10-year total)*

Estimated Savings

Power Vent 50 Gallon gas hot water tank




Condensing Gas tankless water heater




*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. 10-year total rental costs depicted in the chart are based on rental rates of $28/month for the Power Vent 50 gallon hot water tank and $40/month for the Condensing Gas tankless water heater.

Ideas & How-to

Check Before You Contact Us

Having these key details on-hand about your current equipment will give our water heater installers a better idea of what you need for your water heater replacement project:

   Type of water heater (i.e. tank or tankless, gas or electric)

   Size and location of your existing water heater

✔   Type of venting it uses (i.e. metal chimney or PVC piping)

Why Choose Home Depot?

Home Services

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.

Trusted Installers

Trusted Installers

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.

Flexible Financing with the Home Depot Credit Card

Flexible Financing

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 Questions

Installation Questions

Product Questions

Current Offers

No offers currently available.

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.