How It Works
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.
All Home Depot water heater installers are handpicked, licensed and insured, and have been background checked before conducting a free consultation.
We offer a wide range of flexible financing options including The Home Depot Consumer Credit Card issued by Citibank, N.A. and The Home Depot Project Loan issued by GreenSky, LLC, 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.
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 is the difference between gas and electric water heaters?
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 new 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 Installation
Heating water amounts to nearly 20% of a home’s energy costs. 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.
From our no-obligation consultation to expert installation, clean-up and haul-away, The Home Depot is ready to assist you with your water heater replacement and installation.
Replacing a Water Heater
Once you decide to have a new water heater installed, we’ll deliver the new water heater to your home (within 30 miles of a Home Depot store location) at no additional charge! Then our installers will inspect the old unit and discuss any work required to bring your replacement water heater up to local plumbing codes. The new water heater will be connected to the existing gas, electric and water lines, and a test will be conducted to ensure the new water heater works properly. We’ll even haul away your old unit and recycle it for no additional cost! Our installers then conduct a final cleanup of the job site and walk you through the project, how to operate the new water heater, and answer any of your questions.
Cost: Establishing Price
Our water heater installation pricing consists of four components:
1) Cost of Product
Unless you buy a new water heater in advance and ask us to install it separately, any in-home consultation that includes a replacement water heater install will have the product’s cost included.
2) Basic Installation
Our installation process consists of several basic tasks: delivery of a new hot water heater to your home, proper disconnection of the old unit, installation of the new unit, and proper testing to ensure the new hot water heater is installed correctly. Depending on code upgrades required and the complexity of the replacement, additional charges may apply.
3) Permit Charges
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 installer’s work. This should ensure the installation was safely executed and is in line with all plumbing codes and standards. Permits are required on most water heater replacements and pricing varies by state, city and municipality. Our installers can review the permit process and cost with you.
4) Bringing the System up to Code
A final inspection of the installation will be completed to finish the replacement process.
Home Depot Service Provider Licensing and/or Registration Information
Home Depot local Service Providers are background checked, insured, licensed and/or registered. Any license or registration numbers held by or on behalf of Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. are available here or at the Special Services Desk in The Home Depot store. State specific licensing information includes: Alabama 03010, Alaska 25084, Arizona ROC252435 ROC092581, California 602331, Florida EC00001440 CGC1514813 CAC1813767 CFC1426021, Georgia EN216765 CT22120 LMP2977, Massachusetts 112785, Michigan 2101089942, Nevada 38686, Oklahoma 9190, Oregon 95843 RI 9480, Texas TECL24447 TACLA1574C TACLB14980C M-16451, Washington HOMED088RH, West Virginia WV036104.
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.
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.