Water Heater Installation
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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.
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Hot Water For Less
Enjoy more hot water for less by replacing your water heater with a more reliable, energy-efficient Rheem unit. Heating water amounts to nearly 20% of a home’s energy costs, so making sure you have a reliable water heater is key in saving energy and money.
Rheem Water Heaters
For over 92 years, Rheem has been committed to developing quality hot water solutions that are designed to fit any budget with a great balance of performance and features. Their selection of cutting-edge tank, tankless, gas and electric water heaters ensure that you’ll always have hot water, wherever you need it in your home.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to common 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.
You have many options. We carry a variety of Rheem traditional tank water heaters in a variety of fuel sources (gas, 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.
Water Heater Installation Process
When you visit in-store, an associate will help you select the right water heater for your needs based on your current water consumption, the location of your existing water heater and its dimensions, as well as whether you require a gas or electric model. They are able to provide you with a quote, however, many of our providers conduct an on-site inspection to ensure the installation meets local code.
2 Professional Installation
Your installation will take place on a pre-scheduled date that is convenient for you. Your Installation Services Professional will remove the existing unit and install your new Rheem water heater, maintaining a safe work site at all times and ensuring a thorough cleanup.
3 Follow-Up Inspection
Once the project is complete, your Installation Services Professional will familiarize you with the proper use of your new water heater, and perform a final inspection of the project with you to confirm your satisfaction.