Cause of Varying Water Heater Prices

Water heaters are one of the reasons most people enjoy winter mornings. A hot shower on a wintry morning could make someone’s morning before a hot cup of coffee. There are a lot of different water heater models on the market to choose from.

Water heater prices vary from $800 to $5,000 including installation. Before buying a water heater, a wise consumer will always consider the price of the item. Given the price range, what makes the prices of water heaters vary?


This is probably one of the leading causes of variations in water heater prices. Brands play a role in convincing consumers to buy water heaters. This is because brands have different ways of marketing their water heaters. Offering extra benefits to the consumer can also increase the price of the water heater. Additionally, some consumers will buy an appliance like a water heater solely based on the brand and its reputation. They assume the more well-known the brand is, the more effective the appliance will be. However, this is not always the case. Brand name can be a good indicator of appliance effectiveness, but sometimes an appliance from a relatively unknown brand can work more efficiently than an appliance from a popular brand.

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Water heater prices may also vary due to different models. There are traditional tank models, and there are tankless options that use either gas or electricity. Tank models are generally more affordable than tankless models. Even without installation, a tankless water heater can cost around $1,000 to $2,500. Tankless water heaters are more portable than traditional water heaters. This is because they are more delicate than traditional water heaters. Moreover, tankless water heaters are expected to last longer than traditional water heaters. Tankless water heaters can last up to 20 years.

Size and water accommodation (in gallons)

Size can also play a role in the varying prices of water heaters. Bigger water heaters tend to be more expensive. This is because more portable and smaller water heater models are usually easier to assemble and install. Bigger water heaters require time, effort, and manpower to install. The size of the water heater should correspond to the size and needs of the family. However, there are some smaller, portable water heaters that are more expensive than the bigger ones. This will depend on the model of water heater. Moreover, the more water the heater can handle, the more expensive it will be.

Aside from the varying prices of water heaters, the factors mentioned above can also be determining factors for consumers when buying a water heater, leading consumers to the right water heater for their home and family. Consumers should take into consideration the service and efficiency of a water heater over time, in addition to price. Buying a water heater is not simply an immediate need but a lasting commodity. Every consumer should bear this in mind when shopping for one.



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