Water heaters are an important feature in any home. They provide water for bathing, cooking, and washing. They come in various sizes, with larger water heaters like a 75-gallon tank-style heater being most commonly used in homes with large families or homes with large bathtubs and other high water needs.
The national average cost range to install a 75-gallon water heater is $2,000 to $4,000, with most people paying around $3,000 for an energy-efficient, gas-powered 75-gallon heater in a direct replacement in an easy-to-access area. This project’s low cost is $1,500 for an electric 75-gallon heater installed in an open and accessible area. The high cost is $6,000 for a high-efficiency, gas-powered 75-gallon heater with a new vent in a difficult-to-access area.
75-gallon water heaters are a relatively common size. They can be found in many types and are powered by electricity or gas/liquid propane. At this size, most 75-gallon water heaters need to be at least fairly energy-efficient because heating this much water can take a lot of energy. The best heaters have multiple factors to improve their efficiency levels, while the most basic heaters have the fewest efficiency modifications. Below are the average costs for a 75-gallon heater of different qualities.
75-Gallon Water Heater Costs
|75-Gallon Water Heater Cost (Material Only)||$1,100 - $1,400||$1,400 - $2,200||$2,400 - $4,800|
|75-Gallon Water Heater Installation Cost (Labor Only)||$300 - $400||$500 - $1,000||$800 - $1,500|
|Total Costs||$1,400 - $1,800||$1,900 - $3,200||$3,200 - $6,300|
|75-Gallon Water Heater Cost per Gallon||$18.67 - $24.00||$25.33 - $42.67||$42.67 - $84.00|
Electric water heaters are the least expensive to purchase and install. They also cost more to run in most areas than gas or propane heaters. Gas and propane heaters are more popular because they are more efficient, but they cost more upfront. The best quality heaters can be electric or gas but often have many modifications to make them ultra-efficient. This includes condensing the fuel, heated coils in the center, and better insulation.
The average replacement cost ranges from $2,000 to $4,000 for a 75-gallon water heater. However, your costs can be higher or lower, depending on the model and where it is installed.
Most tank-style water heaters last 10 to 15 years. Some may last longer, while others may not last as long.
75-gallon water heaters are designed for families of 5 or more. They can also be used for smaller households with higher-than-average water needs.
Yes, there are many 75-gallon electric water heaters, including some hybrid models that use an electric heat pump to heat the water for better efficiency.