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Water Heater

Same Day Install

We offer same-day water heater installation and replacement if you call us before noon and with same-day delivery within 30 miles of your local Home Depot store location.

Trusted Installers

All Home Depot water heater installers are handpicked, licensed and insured, and have been background checked before conducting a free consultation.

Flexible Financing

We offer a wide range of flexible financing options to kick-start your installation including Home Depot’s Consumer Credit Card and Project Loan, plus one competitive project price on any water heater replacement.

Rheem Water Heater Installation

The Rheem product range extends to gas water heaters, electric water heaters and tankless water heaters.


Water Heater Installation
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415 out of 467 (88%) reviewers recommend this service.
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Excellent and timely installation.

technician was able to explain in detail what to expect. they were very clean and professional with their work. I would definitely recommend to a friend.

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Pricey but good

The installation went very well, however, due to this code change and that code change, the installation price was double. The installer was great!

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Bedford, TX, USA
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Next Day Water Heater Install

So our water heater in a rental property needed to be replaced. I called and ordered it and scheduled the install after confirming with my renter. So the next day I arrived prior to the install to find my renter was a no-show and I didn't have any keys (yes, my fault). So I was pleasantly surprised when they rescheduled with no fee or any issues for the next day. The next day, the install was done professionally and timely without any issues. They took off their shoes, cleaned the area and more! I am very pleased with Home Depot and Home Depot Services.

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Minneapolis, MN, USA
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Good installation process and good job done

Excellent product and job well done. I like the product.

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Installer not well prepared

Installer was not well prepared: no booties, refused to remove shoes, no tarp to protect floors (when rolling in the new hot water heater), had to borrow towels to wipe up water, did not call in advance of arrival as requested and promised. Also, had requested a morning install; installer said they would call with a morning time; they didn't call--I had to call them; installation took place in the afternoon. Otherwise, a successful install; unit appears to be of good quality, but time will tell. Would recommend only with a cautionary note: lower priced installation means lower level of professional service.

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Fishers, IN, USA

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common water heater replacement questions

How do I know if I need a new water heater?

There are several signs that may indicate your water heater might be failing: water buildup in or around your water heater, water-quality issues, or the unit no longer provides the same temperature or duration of hot water as it did in the past. An in-home inspection can determine whether or not you need to install a new water heater.

What factors should I consider when replacing a water heater?

Your installer will help you consider the right fuel source (gas or electric), storage capacity (30 to 80 gallons available), tank type (tank or tankless), and warranty (The Home Depot offers 6, 9, and 12-year warranties).

What's the difference between gas water heaters and electric ones?

Gas water heaters usually cost less to operate, but are slightly more expensive upfront and less efficient overall. On the other hand, electric water heaters cost more to operate, but are more efficient and offer higher energy-factor ratings.

How long can I expect my water heater to last?

The Home Depot sells water heaters and, depending on what model you purchase, some come with a manufacturer's warranty. Please reference the product materials that came with your unit.

Can I install a water heater myself?

It is recommended that you hire a licensed, professional to install your water heater. Improper installation of a water heater could cause catastrophic damage or injury if the unit is not installed properly. Be sure to use a trained professional by scheduling an in-home inspection.

Water Heater Replacement and Installation

Heating water amounts to nearly 20% of a home’s energy costs. So, if you’re installing a new hot water heater or replacing one that no longer works, The Home Depot offers a full line of water heaters featuring the latest energy efficient technology. From standard high-capacity gas and electric models to hybrid, Wi-Fi enabled, tankless units that can deliver endless hot water, we’ve got the right water heater to match your family’s needs.

If you’re having trouble with your existing water heater, schedule an in-home consultation and let one of our professional, licensed and insured service providers inspect your unit. When your old water heater needs to be replaced, you can depend on The Home Depot to get the installation done right. In most areas, if you call before noon, we offer same day delivery and installation within a 30-mile radius of your local Home Depot store.

Starting with our no-obligation consultation and through expert installation, cleanup and haul-away, The Home Depot is ready to assist you with the installation of your new hot water heater.

The Home Depot Credit Options

The Home Depot Consumer Credit Card offers no annual fee, everyday special financing and exclusive Home Depot benefits.

There's also The Home Depot Project Loan. It offers affordable fixed monthly payments, a 6-month purchasing window and no prepayment penalty.

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Extended Service Agreement

Installation services are backed by a 1-year parts and labor warranty, along with manufacturer guarantees. We also offer an Extended Service Agreement that protects your HVAC system up to 10 years. For more information about The Home Depot Extended Service Agreement, call 866-413-8201.