Cost to replace a Water Heater

At KC Water Heaters, we are committed to providing clear and upfront pricing as much as possible. Generally older homes built before 1980 can have additional code upgrades that can impact cost. Our standard water heater replacement packages typically range from $1325 to $1650, which includes the unit itself, professional installation, and necessary materials such as pipes, fittings, and disposal of the old unit.

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However, some homes may require additional equipment or modifications to meet local codes and optimal operational standards. These might include:

  • Pressure Reducing Valves (PRV) for areas with high water pressure
  • Thermal Expansion Tanks required for closed-loop systems
  • Replace portions of the venting
  • Extended warranties for added peace of mind

Remember that city permit costs can vary, and we provide these specific fees on the individual city pages on our website for your convenience.

Send Us a Photo for an Accurate Estimate

For a more accurate estimate, consider sending us a photo of your current water heater setup. By seeing the exact layout and space constraints, along with any existing equipment, we can provide a more precise quote. Please email your photos to kcwaterheater@gmail.com.


Water heater warranty, thermal expansion


Bradford White 50 gal Open Loop Package – $1325

If your home has an open loop system and is located in an area where a thermal expansion tank is not required, our Bradford White Open Loop Package is a great choice. Starting at $1315, this package includes:

  • 6-year manufacturer guarantee
  • 1-year labor guarantee
  • Must be an open loop system
  • Must be in an area where a thermal expansion tank is not required
  • Water pressure must be less than 80psi
  • 40 gal can be installed for $1325

Bradford White Standard Package – Starting at $1425

For homes that require a thermal expansion tank or are located in areas where it is necessary, our Bradford White Standard Package is an excellent option. Starting at $1425, this package includes:

  • Installation of a Bradford White 50 gal water heater
  • 6-year full warranty on tank and parts
  • 1-year full labor warranty
  • Includes thermal expansion tank
  • Haul away of old tank
  • New copper and fittings
  • Gas line code updates
  • New 3/4″ ball valve (upgraded)
  • Open loop system
  • Minor adjustments to venting included
  • Water pressure must be below 80psi

Upgrade to Gold Package for Enhanced Warranty and Features

Upgrade your Standard Package to our Gold Package for an additional $160 and enjoy extended warranty coverage and a new whole houses PRV. A properly calibrated PRV can actually increase the lifespan of your water heater, especially in areas with higher water pressure.

Gas water heater cost, Bradford white

Bradford White Gold Package – Starting at $1525

  • Installation of a Bradford White 50 gal water heater
  • 6-year full warranty on tank and parts
  • 2-year full labor warranty
  • Supply and install new PRV (Pressure Reducing Valve)
  • New Angle Stop for Humidifier
  • New 3/4″ ball valve (upgraded)
  • Water Heater Pan and Drain (if needed)
  • Haul away of old tank
  • New copper and fittings
  • Hard pipe gas line, new gas union, and fittings
  • Minor adjustments to venting included

Additional Options and Services

In addition to our water heater packages, we offer various optional services to enhance your water heater replacement. These options include:

  • Water heater pan
  • Drain pipe from pan to floor drain
  • Installation on bricks
  • Replacement of vent connector
  • 4 gal thermal expansion tank
  • Replacement of gas cock (1980 & older homes only)
  • Upgraded ball valves with FIP, dezincification resistant brass

We understand that every home is unique, and we’re here to accommodate your specific needs.


Book an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please reach out to us via email at kcwaterheater@gmail.com or call our answering service at (913) 962-7000. Provide your address and request a call back for prompt assistance.

We accept preferred payment method by check, and a 3% fee is added for credit card payments.


Thank You for Choosing KC Water Heaters

Based on 128 reviews
Bryan Evans
Bryan Evans
2023-05-01
Called on a Sunday evening and had my new water heater installed by noon on Monday. Chase was honest and knowledgeable and didn’t try to sell unneeded things. Great value as the final bill came under what I thought or even quoted over the phone. Hopefully I don’t need a new water heater for the next 15-20 years, but I will call kc water heaters when I need another one!
Lue Xiong
Lue Xiong
2023-04-27
I am glad to have worked with Chase and KC Water Heaters. Not only did he take the time to educate me on my very old gas water heater and how to optimize gas and heat efficiently, but he was a very pleasant person to talk to. Compared to other companies, he was very knowledgeable, communicative, and passionate about his work. I absolutely appreciate this. He quoted me on the same amount that other companies charge BUT did a LOT more for me than what the other companies had to offer. I will recommend him to my HOA community.
Troy Bandy
Troy Bandy
2023-04-08
I had the pleasure of working with Chase and Cooper and I cannot recommend them highly enough! From start to finish, they were professional, knowledgeable, and incredibly efficient. Chase took the time to answer all of my questions and concerns and provided me with a detailed explanation of what needed to be done. They were extremely transparent throughout the entire process and made sure that I was fully informed and comfortable with the work being done. Overall, I am beyond impressed and will recommend them to anyone in need of water heater services. Their level of professionalism, expertise, and commitment to their customers is truly outstanding. Five stars all around!
Scott Manley
Scott Manley
2023-03-12
These guys are great at what they do. Showed up on time, explained what they would be doing, and actuallcost was less than quoted. Great to support a local small family business. Would definitely use again and highly recommend!
Allan Enriquez
Allan Enriquez
2023-03-11
Responded promptly and professionally to a last-minute weekend need. Chase was EXCELLENT and we so very much appreciated his help. He explained everything and how it all worked. Can’t say enough good things his service!
John Norton
John Norton
2023-03-04
Chase was awesome to work with! Came highly recommended and just as promised showed up on time, took the time to look the whole system over, and explain exactly what the process would look like to install my new expansion tank. Helped make moving into our first home a little more painless!
Feng Huang
Feng Huang
2022-12-20
It's been 8 months since I got them replaced my old water heater and it is working good since then. Chase was willing to giving estimate based on the pictures of my existing component, explaining what's needed for the new installation and what can still work. Their pricing was lower than other large company in the market. The installation was neat, everything cleaned out after completion. He also explained to me how the atmosphere draft type of heater suffer when there is negative air pressure in the basement, and how my old unit is suffering from top panel rusted out. Adequate new air for the combustion, suggested me to install air louver allow air from the finished basement to supply new air. About the Bradford brand heater he installed, I think it is good, we got 6 people showering same night(not concurrent) and hotter water did not run out.
Grant Fergerson
Grant Fergerson
2022-11-30
This was a great experience. We got a quote from another, larger, company in the area that was almost double what we paid KC Water Heaters. It really felt like Chase cared more about doing the job well and helping us out more than getting our money. Plus I learned a lot about our plumbing and chimney/exhaust from him.
Paul Cheney
Paul Cheney
2022-06-09
If you need a new water heater Chase at KC Water Heaters is the only call you need to make. He is very knowledgeable, professional, honest and meticulous. He will also save you a lot of money over some of the larger companies out there. For one thing, he won't try to sell you everything under the sun that you probably don't really need. I wish there was a company like KC Water Heaters for AC and all the other things that need service/repair/replacement in a home over time.