How to save on water heater installation cost? Aside from the installation itself, you should also think about the long-term operating costs of a water heater. Also, the type of unit can also require varying installation costs.
For instance, solar water heaters can be very expensive to purchase and install. Each unit might cost up to $4,000. The installation can also be expensive because they’re often roof-mounted and there’s additional piping needed.
Although the upfront costs are relatively high, the long-term savings will be significant. Solar energy is free which means you save on electricity costs (while helping the environment). You only have to pay for the unit and installation (and some regular maintenance to keep it efficient).
Gas water heaters are more affordable in terms of purchasing and installation. You might even find an efficient unit for as low as $1,500.
However, there are safety concerns about gas water heaters. There are safety risks especially when it comes to gas leaks. They can endanger lives and properties. That’s why if you’re planning to buy one, make sure only experienced professionals handle the installation.
These hot water units are proven and reliable. They might also fall in the same price range as gas-powered water heaters.
Electric hot water units might be considered safer than the gas-powered ones. In addition, you have the option to choose whether tankless or not. Tankless water heaters generate on-demand hot water for bathing. This could mean energy savings and lower electricity bills. In addition, you might get instantaneous hot water whenever you need it (especially if you purchase fast warming units).
In summary, gas-powered and electric water heaters require lower upfront costs (unit pricing and installation) than the solar-powered ones. When it comes to long-term operating costs, you might save on the solar water heaters (solar energy is free).
There are different pricing and other considerations when it comes to installation, unit performance and safety. If you have any questions about water heaters, send us an enquiry.