Hot water heater element replacement parts can be purchased online through The Home Depot, Lowe's or ACE Hardware. As of February 2014, The Home Depot website carries over 30 replacement water heater element parts from many common brands, including Rheem, Camco and Eastman.
The water heater element parts range in price from $6.97 for a Eastman 7 1/2-inch, 240-volt, 1,500-watt straight water heater element to $72 for a Rheem Protech 240-volt, 3,800-watt titanium heating element for Rheem Marathon water heaters. The Home Depot offers free to-home and to-store shipping for customers who purchase replacement water heater elements through its website.
Lowe's carries a large inventory of replacement water heater elements from many brands, including Utilitech, Quickstrap and Honeywell. Lowe's also carries water heater tune-up kits, which contain replacement water heater elements as well. The parts inventory is organized by price and brand name, and the website provides customers with the option to check their local store's inventory via an "in-stock" search feature.
The Ace Hardware website carries water heater elements for Campbell, Cash ACME and Reliance water heater brands. Replacement water heater element parts sold through the website range in price from $12.99 for a TR 1440-watt, 120-volt screw-in flange element for electric water heaters, to $34.99 for a Reliance life-long water heater element.