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Help with condensing gas water heater

Constantin Member Posts: 3,796
Ladies and Gentlemen,

A colleague of mine is working with a utility to set up incentives/rebates for, among other things, gas water heaters. He has a pretty good idea what these sorts of appliances cost wholesale but what matters to the homeowner most is the total package cost... For this particular case, we're looking into <b>installation cost</b> data for condensing gas water heaters like the AO Smith Vertex or AWHG Polaris that are limited to heating domestic hot water.

I wonder if the Wallie community would mind sharing such data with me (<em>but without posting it here</em> since the site does not like cost discussions). My colleague is looking just for the installation costs and the appliance that was installed to get a sample of the min, max, average, and mean installation costs for these kinds of water heaters. If it's easier, total cost is fine also (just let me know). Either way, we need the make and model to see if there are significant differences.

We take privacy very seriuously and I am aware how sensitive this sort of data is. If you like, we can sign an Non-Disclosure Agreement with you. However, NDA or not, nothing identifiable will be shared with the client - i.e. results will be aggregated and no names will appear in any communication to the client. Please contact me via e-mail if you'd like to participate (cvonwentzel at navigantconsulting.com).

Naturally, I asked Dan first if he'd allow this query to be posted and only went ahead after he blessed the proposal. To show my appreciation, I am still negotiating with my colleagues to see if we can't make a donation to the Wall if we actually get a good amount of usable data. Cheers! Constantin
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