Price of a water heater

As with many home appliance installations, the final cost of your water heater will depend on several factors. You will have to take into account the price of your ball, influenced in particular by its size or capacity, but also the model chosen.

Being able to have hot water at will and at any time is an undeniable comfort that we can enjoy thanks to the development and installation of water heaters.

In general, more and more homes are equipped with electric balloons because they allow easy installation and maintenance. However, there are a lot of different models. You must therefore find the one that best suits your needs and your budget.

What are the different types of water heaters? And how much will its installation cost? We present the most common options below to familiarize you with the world of water heaters.

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The different models of water heaters

It is possible to acquire a water heater in specialized stores and have it installed by a professional, but you can also purchase it directly from the installer.

Regardless, the model you choose should meet your needs. To do this, you will have to make your choice based on two criteria: the water heater itself and its power source.

Here are the most common water heater options:

  • The mini water heater : it is a small model which is recommended for low consumption . It can be ideal as a backup heater for a small apartment.
  • The instantaneous water heater : like the mini water heater, it is often used as an auxiliary heater . Indeed, as it does not have a storage tank, it cannot accumulate heated water.
  • The cumulus water heater : this is the model most used in France , because it has a tank. It therefore allows a large amount of hot water to be heated and stored so that it can be used at any time.

As for the energy source that will power it, it will have a direct impact on your electricity or gas consumption budget. In terms of energy, there are four types of water heaters:

  • Electric : it is the most widespread . The water is heated by a resistance supplied by electricity. It is very efficient but involves a logical increase in your electricity consumption.
  • Gas : as its name suggests, the water will be heated by gas.
  • Solar : in this situation, the water will be heated by solar collectors.
  • Thermodynamics : the water is heated by a heat pump.

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Cost of a water heater

As with many home appliance installations, the final cost of your water heater will depend on several factors. You will have to take into account the price of your ball, influenced in particular by its size or capacity, but also the model chosen.

Depending on the model you have selected, your budget may be multiplied by 10. Here is a price estimate for the different models:

  • Mini water heater : count on average 350 € .
  • Instant water heater : its price is between € 300 and € 500 .
  • Cumulus water heater : it is obviously more expensive. You will need to plan from € 500 to more than € 2,000 .

The price differences in each category depend on the capacity of your model and the quality of it. However, the type of power that will be used to heat your water also greatly varies the price.

For example, if you decide to make an ecological purchase by favoring the solar water heater , you will need a very high budget, around € 4,000 . This is explained by the complexity of its technology. This type of balloon can therefore only be profitable from the age of 10.

As for the thermodynamic water heater , its price is higher than that of an electric or gas water heater: you must count between 2,000 € and 5,000 € . Among thermodynamic water heaters, those operating on extracted air are the most expensive, but they are also the least energy consuming. The energy saving is therefore important and you will make great savings to heat your water. This investment can then be profitable in a few years.

To all of these prices, you will need to add the cost of installation by a skilled craftsman or professional.

Installation of a water heater and its price

After purchasing your water heater, you will need to install it. This requires special skills in both plumbing and electricity , as well as compliance with certain installation standards . It is for this reason that it is recommended to call a professional. This will prevent future problems or even damage to your home.

In addition to his expertise for the installation, a craftsman can guide you and offer you the solution best suited to your needs in terms of consumption and lifestyle.

If the installation is done by a professional

The cost of installation can vary greatly depending on the type of balloon you have chosen. Here are the prices to consider for the installation of your water heater, depending on the model chosen:

  • Electric water heater : the cost is generally between € 350 and € 500 . It may be a little higher depending on the complexity of the models.
  • Gas water heater : the price of the installation is on average between € 2,000 and € 3,000 , including supply. Depending on the extent of the gas connection to be made, the budget may be greater than € 3,000.
  • Solar water heater : the cost can go up to 6,000 € , including the price of solar collectors.
  • Thermodynamic water heater : for this type of tank, you will need between € 500 and € 1,000 for installation and commissioning.

To know the price in more detail, check with different professionals. You can ask them for a quote that meets your needs and compare the different options available.

If you do the installation yourself

In this case, you will have to take into account the cost of the supplies necessary for its installation :

  • Mounting brackets : € 20 to € 40;
  • Plumbing supplies : from € 40 to € 120;
  • Electric water heater : from € 200 to € 600;
  • Gas water heater : from € 280 to € 1,200;
  • Electric hot water tank : from 100 € to 900 €.

Usually the installation only takes a few hours. However, the duration always depends on the complexity.

Water heater maintenance

Like any appliance that operates continuously, it is important to maintain it regularly to avoid costly repairs.

If you don’t want to do it yourself, you will need to contact a professional to make sure the cleaning and maintenance is done properly. To find out the maintenance rates, you will need to contact a professional to tell you their prices.

Remember that it is better to spend a small amount on a regular basis to avoid big expenses in the event of a breakdown or, in the worst case, your water heater to stop working.