Tips for Saving on Water Heater Installation and Repair

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Your water heater has become an essential part of your daily living. From enjoying a nice warm shower to having water for your dishes to be washed in, you rely on your water heater to deliver you hot water. When it becomes time to have your water heater replaced or repaired, here are some awesome tips that can save you money.

Purchase Your Own Water Heater

Most homeowners who experience a problem with their water heater will simply call in a professional. The professional will evaluate it and give you a quote for replacing the actual water heater if need be. Their quote typically includes an upcharge for the purchase of the water heater. You can eliminate this extra fee by going to the store and buying your own water heater. Just ensure you purchase one that meets the code standards in your area.

Search Discount Codes and Coupons

Just like other industries, plumbers tend to run specials on their services. However, not all people take advantage of them. It only takes a few minutes to jump online and determine what professionals are available in your area. Then, see if they list any promotion or discount codes on their website. You may find discount codes for things like water heater installation or labor costs.

Consider DIY

Before you pick up the phone to contact your local hot water heater expert, you should take a moment to assess the problem yourself. There is a wealth of knowledge on the internet that can help you to fix simple water heater issues. It doesn’t hurt to exhaust your own solutions before calling in a professional. However, you should be certain that you only opt for trying repairs that you are comfortable doing. If you really don’t have any clue, then it’s worth spending the money to ensure you don’t further damage your unit.

Time Your Purchase During A Promotion

It’s not uncommon for both stores and installers to offer discounts on the products that they offer. The problem is that most people tend to wait until their water heater goes out before they purchase a new one. This leads to a panicked purchase instead of one that is controlled. If you know that your water heater is getting close to the end of its lifespan, then it’s time to start paying attention to the promotions. Time the purchase of your new unit so that you can save a bundle.

Saving money on a new hot water heater doesn’t have to be overly difficult to do. Rather, you can get it done by simply following the tips above. The tips that will work best for you will highly depend on your specific situation.


Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan


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