What you’ll actually pay to replace a water heater element for your electric water heater depends on the following factors:
We’ll cover those cost factors in more detail. In this article, we’ll cover the following information:
Let’s start by looking at why water heater elements give out in the first place...
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Only found in electric water heaters, the heating element is the part that actually heats the water that’s delivered to your home.
The following situations can cause a heating element to fail:
Your electric water heater has 2 heating elements: an upper element and a lower element.
If one of the elements goes out, you’ll notice lukewarm water. If both go out, you won’t have any hot water at all.
Since it requires more labor and parts, if you need both heating elements replaced you’ll pay more than if you just need one replaced.
You can choose between 3 different types of water heater elements:
More experienced contractors typically charge more for their services. But they also do the job right the first time which prevents you from spending money on additional future repairs.
We’ll share a few tips to help you find a quality contractor:
You’ll come across some sources online that say you can do this job yourself. But we have a few reasons you should hire a professional instead:
But if you hire a professional that is licensed and insured and something goes wrong on the job, they’ll be financially responsible for any damage that happens to them or your property.
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