How Much Does Lowes Charge For Water Heater Install

How Much Does Lowes Charge For Water Heater Install?


One of my friends has replaced his traditional water heater. He bought another one from renowned retail store Lowe’s. He also took a recently launched installation service from the retailer. After the task completion, I asked my friend How much does Lowes charges for water heater install?

Let’s dig out what my friend said about the question. Before go to the answer directly we can be informed about Lowe’s in brief.  

Who is Lowe’s

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Lowe’s Companies, Inc is known as Lowe’s was founded by Carl Buchan and Lucias Smith Lowe. It’s a chain retail store. It specifically focuses on home improvement. They operate their business in the United States and Canada. Its headquarters situated in Mooresville, North Carolina.  

How much does Lowes charge for water heater install?

At first, we have to be clear about that, Lowe’s doesn’t install anything. Rather they have preferred plumber, contractors or installers who are ready to install anything you purchase from them.  

These are licensed installers or contractors who have contract with Lowe’s to work for them. Lowe’s get a percentage in labor price at an agreed rate in exchange for the service job.  


Usually, those contractors are the lowest bidder or willing to work by less than others. Typically, most of them are except whom have own business. Some says them bottom feeders in the business. It’s maybe they can’t sell enough work by own.  

Amount they charge

For installing hot water heater Lowe’s charge 325 dollar basic installation. So, if you need to do some work to be done, then total cost would be increased. Beside basic installation cost there are some other costs like inspection, quote or estimate cost and delivery cost.  

Before putting installation work, Lowes send installer to your home to give a quote or estimate. For this part Lowes charge 40 dollars. This cost will not be deducted from the final amount.

For installing, you need to fetch the unit you purchased from Lowe’s store. They have delivery service to send the unit to your home. For that Lowes charge 75 dollars.  

Alternative option for delivery service

If you want to save some bucks, you can take renting option. Lowes have van or vehicle renting service. You can rent a van to carry your unit to your home. It would cost 20+ dollar. By this you can save 50 dollars.

To get exact amount of cost to install hot water heater users are advised to fill a form or call at 1-877-GO-LOWES.  

Lowes Offer Benefits

Lowes offers some benefits for homeowners to install by their independent installers. First, they one-year warranty on labor. Secondly, they offer extended warranty by water heater extended protection plan.  

(Note: Lowe’s charge for installing hot water heater may vary from region to region.)

People Also Asked

Q. How much is the labor to install a hot water heater?

Labor cost to install a hot water heater may vary from region to region. On average, 400-1500 dollars require to install a hot water heater. To install a 50 gallons of water heater, a homeowner require spending 1000 on an average.  

Q. Does Lowes offer tankless water heater installation?

Lowes offers tankless water heater installation for selected area.

Q. How much does it cost to install a 40 gallon water heater?

It’s require 400-900 to install a 40-50 gallons of tank type hot water heater and 1470-2510 for a tankless water heater.

Q. Can a handyman install a water heater?

Ans: A person who can do almost any kind of job in around home is called handyman. So, a handyman can install a water heater also. He/she can also replace heating element, valves or others parts of a water heater.  

Q. How much should a 50 gallon water heater cost installed?

Ans: the cost may vary as per different variable. It’s requirement 800–2800 to install a 50 gallon water heater.

Q. Is it better to rent or buy a water heater?

Ans: On an average monthly rent of a water heater is 20. It’s may vary from region to region. This cost includes regular maintenance charges also. Though, renting service company may not visit your home unless you call. On the other hand, renting cost go up for 3.5% per year. So, the rate would be risen by 52.5% at the end of 15 years (lifespan of a hot water heater)

On the other side, if you own a hot water heater you will have some benefits like:  

you don’t need to pay monthly for maintenance.  

Your payment rates would never  go up.

At last, we can say that, renting is not an economic decision over owing a hot water heater. So, it’s better to buy a hot water heater.

Q. Do you need a plumber to install a water heater?

Ans. Installing a water heater is not DIY project. To do this one need some skills like plumbing, electrical, venting and carpeting. Beside this one also required to know about state as well as LOCAL code. For complying with regulation and having the specific skill to install a water heater you need a plumber.  

Q. How long should it take to install a water heater?

Ans: Exact time must be varied as per location to location. Typically, a professional and licensed plumber should take 2-3 hours to install a water heater.  

Q. Can I install a gas water heater myself?

Ans: There are some crucial things you should remember before think to install a gas water heater. Those are as follows:  

Required skills for soldering

Required experience to work with gas

Proper knowledge to follow local installation code

Above stated skill, experience and knowledge is very important for installing a gas water heater. If you have all these, you can install a gas water heater by yourself.

Q. Does Home Depot install water tanks?

Ans: yes, Home Depot install water tanks. They offer to install if you purchase water from their store. They also offer same day installation if you call them before 12 noon and you are a resident of around 30 miles from their store.  

Q. Should I replace my water heater before it fails?

Ans: If you notice that your water heater is going through rust then, their might a high chance your heater would be caused for a catastrophic as well flooding. To avoid this destruction, you should replace your water heater before it fails.  

Q. How hard is it to install a water heater?

Ans:  Obviously, it’s not hard in particular. But, you have to remember that, one must have some skill, knowledge and experience to that. Those are like skill to soldering, experience of working with gas line and knowledge about local installation code. You have to be very cautious about gas water heater installation specially. It’s requirement lots of good expertise. On the other hand, you have to be updated about local codes as those might be changed frequently.  


From the above article, you learn about hot water installation and get the answer to How much does Lowes charge for water heater install. If you require further assistance or advice just call Austin’s best plumbing company plumberson, we offer free consultation and affordable service charges with the best tool and updated knowledge and skills.

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