The Home Depot calculates its installation charges for gutters and water heaters on a case by case basis. Customers request a free consultation from a Home Depot installation professional. Upon completion of the consultation, the installation professional provides a quote for the cost of installation.
The water heater price quote is based on four criteria: the cost of the new water heater, basic installation charges, the costs of new permits and bringing the system up to code if required. The basic installation includes free delivery of the new unit, disconnection of old water heater, installation and testing of new unit, and removal of old unit.