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All figures based on 2020 Canada-wide averages.

For emergency water heater replacement, call 1-800-HOME DEPOT (1-800-466-3337
), and get help from our licensed installers.

Why Rent When You Can Buy?

Save money by purchasing your tank instead of renting it. Our Installers will help you choose the right water heater for you based on the needs of your household. Book either a virtual or in-home consultation to get started.

Save up to $1800 when you purchase your tank type water heater instead of renting*, Save up to $2400 when you purchase your tankless water heater instead of renting it*

*Prices and charges exclude applicable taxes and are current as of July 23rd, 2020, and subject to change. Rental charge information based on Ontario market rates and subject to change. Estimated rental charges may vary from $28 to $35 for a gas Power Vent model, $40 to $49 for a condensing gas tankless model. Power Vent 50 Gallon (1000792787) ($929) + Home Depot estimated installation fees (approx. $585) = $1514.00 (excluding tax). 10 year Ontario average market rental rate at time of production (approx. $3360, based on $28.00/month) - $1514.00 = $1846.00 approx. savings. Condensing Gas Tankless (1000730128) ($1749) + Home Depot estimated installation fees (approx. $640) = $2389.00 (excluding tax). 10 year Ontario average market rental rate at time of production (approx. $4800, based on $40.00/month) - $2389.00 = approx. $2411.00 savings.

When Should You Replace Your Water Heater?

If you’re experiencing any of the following issues, it may be time for a water heater replacement:

   It’s over 10 years old

   It’s leaking

   Poor reliability

✔   Rust or cloudy coloured water

✔   The warranty has expired

✔   Rising energy bills

   It takes a long time to get hot water

Installation Process

1 Free Virtual/In-Home Consultation

  • Our licensed Installer will help you choose the right water heater based on:
    • Current water consumption
    • Size and location of your existing water heater
    • Type (gas vs electric, tank vs tankless)
    • Your budget
  • The Installer may also conduct an on-site inspection to ensure the installation meets local code and if any additional permits are required

2 Professional Installation

  • At a pre-scheduled time, the Installer will complete your water heater installation while observing all relevant safety protocols. The old water heater will be removed, then hauled away for safe disposal.

3 Follow-Up Inspection

  • Once the project is complete, the Installer will familiarize you with the proper use of your new water heater, ensure a thorough cleanup and perform a final inspection of the new equipment with you to confirm your satisfaction

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Hot Water When You Need It

Our selection of high-quality brand name and ENERGY STAR® certified water heaters provide hot water to your home in a variety of methods, to fit any need. From traditional tank-type to under-sink mounted point-of-use heaters, no matter where you need it, you’ll always have an efficient hot water solution.

Trusted Installers

Trusted Installers

Our team consists of licensed Home Depot Installers who have passed background checks, so you can be confident in their reputation and the quality of their work.

Flexible Financing with the Home Depot Credit Card

Flexible Financing

We provide flexible financing options that will help you better manage your budget for your home improvement projects with The Home Depot Consumer Card and The Home Depot Project Loan.

Frequently Asked Water Heater Installation Questions

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Request a FREE in-home consultation with a licensed Home Depot Installer.

Call 1-800-HOME DEPOT (1-800-466-3337), visit a store, or request a consultation online.

The Perfect Hot Water Heater for You

Water heaters are responsible for heating your water and supplying it to household fixtures and appliances, such as dishwashers, showers, and more. Every home uses their hot water supply differently, and it’s important to understand the different types of water heaters and features best suited for your household needs. The cost of installing a water heater varies by the type of heater as well as the size of your home and usage needs. Tank water heaters store water and heat it on demand, while tankless water heaters heat the water using coils, without storing it. Tank water heaters are generally less expensive and can accommodate high-demand households, while tankless are more expensive up front, but can reduce your energy usage by around 30 per cent.

Having your water heater installed by a professional is the recommended as they can involve natural gas, carbon monoxide and pressurized tanks, all of which can be dangerous if you’re unsure of how to properly complete the installation. Our installation professionals are trained in water heater installation, licensed and can get the job done safely and efficiently. They’ll even remove your old unit and replace it with your new one.

Whatever your water heating needs, The Home Depot Canada has everything you need to get the job done right.