How Much Does It Cost to Repair or Replace a Water Heater in Texas?
Everything’s bigger in Texas — but, thankfully, not the bill you’ll receive if your water heater needs to be serviced. In the Lone Star State, the average cost to repair or replace a water heater is lower than the national average.
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Your water heater powers your dishwasher, clothes washer and the hot shower you crave at the end of the day. When it goes kaput, it's not so much a matter of whether you should have it serviced, but how much that service will cost. And if your hot water is already out, the last thing you want right now is to be blindsided by exorbitant water heater service fees. If you’re calling around for estimates, these figures should give you a ballpark idea of how much you can expect to pay in your state.
Repair and replacement costs vary depending on where you live. For comparison, the national average for diagnosis is $99, for repair is $493 and for replacement is $1,741.
The following average prices are based on aggregated HomeServe data reported by our network of contractors across the state of Texas:
Water Heater Diagnosis: $88
The diagnostic fee is what the technician will charge you to tell you what’s wrong with your system and whether it needs to be repaired or replaced. In Texas, this fee is about 11% lower than the national average.
Water Heater Repair: $325
Any of a number of things may be going wrong with your water heater — issues with the gas control valve, a faulty thermostat or a combination of several malfunctions. This average repair price includes replacement parts and the labor to install them. Repairs cost Texans an average of 34% less than the U.S. overall.
Water Heater Replace: $1,564
Water heaters don’t last forever, and a breakdown might be a sign that yours is on its way out. At the end of your water heater’s usable life (about 10 years), you'll need to spring for a new one. Texas’ average replacement price is more than 10% less than the nation’s.
(Note that HomeServe water heater data should generally be assumed to refer to conventional “tanked” models — the most common type — as opposed to tankless or “on-demand” models, which can cost roughly twice as much.)
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