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"Mechanic was very professional and it only took him a half hour. Toilet works beautiful now. In 2006 my heat pump was going bad in the dead of winter. I called" numerous Plumbing, Heating and AC companies on a weekend for some help. Most didn't want to be bothered on a weekend ( including some you list favorably in your bulletin ) except . They were very helpful in getting us some temporary heat over the weekend and eventually replaced our whole heating system. They get all my plumbing, heating and air conditioning work because they were the only one to respond when I was in dire need of service. Another example of their promptness and concern for the customer was in 2011 when I was having sump pump problems in the basement. Water was accumulating and I couldn't get the sump pump to work. It was around Midnight on a Sat. My wife called and they sent a mechanic immediately! He got it working and even helped me find the pipe outside that was actually covered up. He dug it open and we finally got the water pumped out. I couldn't believe they came out at that hour. They subsequently installed a new heavy duty sump pump for me. These people are amazing. Also, in 2010 my water heater was leaking. They responded promptly to that and installed a new White Hot water heater. I can only say good things about this contractor. I just wish more were like them. They deserve the highest rating you give to contractors.

-Gary W.

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"They were great to work with. They were punctual and did the job in a timely fashion. The price was great! They were very friendly and courteous on the phone.

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You have to put your self in the shoes of a business that is in business to turn a profit of some sort. All businesses have different overhead which in turn decides what their bottom line would be on their services. I personally would not go with an unlicensed professional for this type of install. You are messing with gas, venting issues, electrical wiring{electric water heater} and updated code issues such as a drain pan and tempature and relief drain lines for heaters that currently do not have them. I do agree that there are some companies that are way out of line for their installs but most of these companies are the really big companies that have very high overheads  I would assume. Tank type water heaters have changed over the last several years and with these safety changes come bigger prices. The price of steel thanks to China is skyrocketing and tank type water heaters are made of steel. Most wholesale plumbing supply companies cannot match what the big box stores are selling at retail to consumers. I happen to think from research that heaters such as Rheem, Bradford White and AOSmith who have been in business forever make a better product than what you can buy in the big box outlets. You also have to take in consideration the location of the water heater that is being replaced. Is it in the house, basement, garage or attic. Most 40 and 50 gallon water heaters that are purchased in a plumbing wholesale store in Texas cost between 300-340 for a 6 year warranty heater with 6 year on parts and tank. Speaking of warranty. Most big box companies will take a least 24 hours to a week to get your warranty problem taken care of. Most reputable plumbing companies will give same day service if they installed the heater.

So lets break down a typical install at cost to a licensed plumber in Texas

Heater: $315, water shut off $6.50, water flex lines or unions to code $20, gas flex line and cut off to code $12, misc fittings $15, Total $368.50 Lets add a 35% profit which is some what low  for a business $129, Total 497.50

This doesnt  include permits, pan and drain or any venting issues. The vent must go from the heater to the outside of roof using double wall vent.

Cost of permit on average $60

Most plumbing companies allow for 3 hours of time for a water heater. This includes picking the new one up. Delivering out to house. Draining and removing old water heater. Hauling off old heater. Installing new heater up to code. Going down to city and pulling permit.

Average Labor charges for heater installs $400

That would make this install run without extras on any code issues $957.50

I just had a 50 gallon gas water heater installed in my house for $1200 but I needed a pan installed. I used a licensed plumber.

 

 

 

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I've seen and heard mixed reviews.  They aren't really popular here due to our super hard water which clogs and rots everything it sits in.  A company I used to work for tried electric units about 10 years ago in several homes but had to replace many of them within a few years because the build-up from the hard water hindered their productivity to little more than enough supply to run a sink.  I've heard better success with gas units since there are no electric elements to burn out and gas can get hotter, faster to get through the deposits on the tubing walls inside the unit.

 

Standard electric water heater usually take a 30 amp circuit so they are often wired with 10 guage wire.  Electric on-demand units large enough to service an entire house usually take 50 amps (or more) from what I've researched in the past.  That means they need a 50 amp breaker and will be wired with 6 guage wire.  By the time you factor in the initial cost of buying the much more expensive on-demand unit and rewiring for it I'm not sure you'll save money in the long run. 

 

A better and cheaper option would be to put a timer on your standard water heater so it only kicks on during typical demand times.  They have override switches so you can turn it to cycle normally when you are off of work or need it during the day/night if not during the preset times.  A cheaper point of use water heater at the kitchen sink will ensure you have hot water there even when the main heater is off.  This is usually the point that requires hot water the most frequently.  Remember that your water heater will hold hot water for over an hour once it has cycled off.  Take advantage of that.

 

Todd Shell

Todd's Home Services

San Antonio, TX

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Depends a lot on your configuration - he may have been including direct outside venting because your existing heater/furnace duct was not large enough to handle the added load, and may have figured running larger piping to the jetted tub and maybe upsizing the valve and flex tubing at the gas line. This all assumes you have adequate access and installation space for the larger tank - they tend to be fatter rather than much taller.

I would talk to several plumbers - if you get quotes from 3 or more, it should become obvious right off if one is high-balling you. Of course, do not tell the others what the other's bids were.

The water heater itself will cost about $1000-2000 for that size - about double a 50 gallon, which usually costs about $800-1500 installed (replacing an existing plumbed-in one). The larger heater may take a bit of beefing up of the support platform for the added weight, but assuming you have adequate headroom, installation cost using existing ductwork and piping would not be any more than for a 50 gallon, so say $2000-3500 range installed. The $4500-6000 definitely sounds high if it assumed using existing hookups.

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There could be. Different municipalities have different rules (codes). However, I have never heard of a plumber being the code enforcement guy. I have never heard of a plumber being able to collect a fine from a homeowner. It may cost you $150 to bring it up to code, but that should be included in the repair cost. You would need to check with your city (usually Department of Code Enforcement or Plumbing Commission). If he put it in writing, you need to send them a copy.
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Make sure they get a permit if required. Ask if they will haul away the old. Type of new heater installed and tank warrantee. What kind of parts will the price include, you should have an expansion tank installed and make sure they counter balance the pressure to match the static pressure in the home. Should also include new dielectic unions, do not reuse the old ones. See what the rate for extras is in case they need to do additional work. Check references if possible.

Tim Littrell
Littrell Plumbing and Bath Designs

Water Heater Repair And Installation reviews in Harrisburg

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Woke up on a Thursday morning with no hot water and guests coming on Friday! What to do? Checked Angie's List and found this service provider. Company repsonse was within 5 minutes of request for service. Pricing was explained and agreed to. Repair request was added to service list with 30 minute arrival notice. About 2 hours later, company ...More called to inform me of 30 minute notice of tech arrival. Tech arrived, diagnosed water heater problem, explained options for repair. I chose to have the thermostats replaced. Repairs completed before noon on Thursday. Plenty of hot water for guests on Friday!
- Don D.
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Did an excellent job. is meticulous; his attention to detail is outstanding. Work was performed as described and each day, he left the worksite very clean. has excellent design ideas and her assistance with selecting the sink, vanity, countertop, flooring, and accessories was invaluable. Overall, a ...More very good experience!!
- Jo K.
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The water heater had started leaking rusty water and I called Mr.
to take a look at the thing. He has been to this house
several times in the past to do various plumbing work for me so I
trusted his judgement. It was determined that the water heater, over 30
years old, was not repairable and Mr. ...More recommended replacement
and gave me a verbal estimate for a new heater and labor. I asked him
to go ahead and do the job which was accomplished in about an hour. He
did not go over the estimate. Quick and efficient plus he fixed a
related problem with the kitchen faucet not working due to rust from the
old water heater. I will continue to use his services in the future.
- William N.
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The utility closet that houses the hot water heater is small and the options limited. Numerous were explored and it was recommend that the least expensive of the two final probable fixes be tried.
There were two service calls to examine the situation. There was no charge for them because I used the $75 coupon from Angie's List.
One ...More call was made by a man from their plumbing department who then consulted with his supervisor. From there it was referred to . He seems to be their expert in systems planning. ( He also did the plan for my new HVAC unit three years ago.) He had a specific technician with expertise in dealing with complicated situations such as this to install the part, I think it is called a mixing valve though it is the size of a propane can.
The option selected and installed solved the problem.
This is the second time I have used 's plumbing department and I've been very pleased with the service and the work both times.
- Ellie L.
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I wasn't sure if we needed a valve replacement or a new heater. I called this morning and they answered professionally and quickly. They were able to come out and replace our water heater after inspecting it and explaining all of our options. The serviceman was professional, punctual, and respectful.
I called the office to pay the bill ...More and again was treated as a valued customer . I would definitely recommend and use them again in the future.
Very pleased overall with this company.
- Thomas Z.

Water Heater Installers in Harrisburg

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A C & H Services

904 Hamilton St
Carlisle

AC Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

897 Pine Grove Rd
Fredericksburg

Accurate Air

933 E. Market St.
York

ADVERTO TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS

258 KIRSTA LN
Dallastown

Aero Energy

230 Lincoln Way E
New Oxford

Affordable Home Services

89 Governor Stable Road
Elizabethtown

Allwein Plumbing & Heating

94 N Cornwall Rd E
Lebanon

Alone Eagle Remodeling LLC

113 Bungalow Rd
Enola

America's Choice Remodeling

3050 C Canby Street
Harrisburg

American Clear Water

12 Butternut Lane
Mechanicsburg

ANDERSON MECHANICAL HVAC LLC

298 Market Street
Highspire

AppliancePartsPros.com

16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

B&B PLUMBING & HEATING & A/C

36 S FRONT ST
York Haven

B&D Contracting Services

6101 Embers Lane
Harrisburg

B&W Inc

8100 adams drive
Hummelstown

Bahret Church Interiors, Inc.

135 North Fairview Ave
Harrisburg

Baymont On Call

19 Golf Course Rd
Dillsburg

Belmont Solar

3376 Harvest Drive
Gordonville

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

518 Running Pump Rd
Lancaster

Benscoter's Plumbing Service

5532 Ridgeview Dive
Harrisburg

Blacks Water Conditioning Inc

147 Old State Rd
Gardners

Brandt's Custom Builders

Paradise rd.
Duncannon

CAM Remodeling LLC

2819 Candlelight Dr
York

CF Acri & Son Inc

3601 N 6th St Rear
Harrisburg

Chad Boltz Plumbing

187 S Main St
Dallastown

Chesney's Plumbing

5122 Earl Dr
Harrisburg

Chubb Plumbing Company

303 Rosedale Avenue
Highspire

Clean Water Solutions

47 Spruce St
Ephrata

Comfort Zone Heating & Cooling

924 Lewisberry Rd
Lewisberry

Construxx Inc

922 Valley Rd
Enola

COUNTY LINE MECHANICAL

80 W MAIN ST
Reinholds

Craig Layton Home Improvements

807 Pheasent Road
Harrisburg

Cropf Brothers Inc

1590 State St
Camp Hill

Custom Plumbing & Heating

719 Columbia Ave
Lancaster

Daflure Heating & Cooling

22 8th Street
New Cumberland

Dan White's Plumbing Heating & AC Inc

501 Mulberry Dr
Mechanicsburg

DaSu Distributors

150 McGee Drive

David LeRoy Plumbing Inc

539 Old York Rd
New Cumberland

Deitch's mechanical and electrical

1400 mountain road
Harrisburg

DNM Contracting, INC

7389 Paxton St
Harrisburg

DON UPDEGRAVE CONSTRUCTION CO

701 BLUE MOUNTAIN PKWY
Harrisburg

DRAIN DOCTORS

8 CEDAR CLIFF DR
Camp Hill

Dutch Valley Contractors, LLC

53 S Charlotte St
Manheim

E Draft Services

5241 Simpson Ferry Rd
Mechanicsburg

E. Brown Plumbing and Residential Solutions

Roberts Valley Road
Harrisburg

E. R. Lighty Co.

3069 E Harrisburg Pike
Middletown

Eshenaur & Son, Inc.

200 South 41st Street
Harrisburg

F J PLUMBING

500 HERLOCK ST
Harrisburg

Five Star Contracting llc.

3825 Bonnymeade Circle
Harrisburg

Five Star Contracting llc.

507 Market Street
New Cumberland

FM Berkheimer Inc

1400 Williams Grove Rd
Mechanicsburg

Fred Cramer

6 Redwood Place
Camp Hill

G F Bowman

201 W Penn Ave
Cleona

Gary Glenny Plumbing

1621 Terry Ln
Harrisburg

George H. Bixler Inc.

564 Broadway
Hanover

GEORGE W WILSON INC

1199 CHERRINGTON LN
Harrisburg

Griesemer Construction

606 vine st
Middletown

Groff's Heating Air Conditioning Inc

3012 Willow St Pike N
Willow Street

Guardian Plumbing LLC

830 Rudytown Rd
New Cumberland

H & H SVC CO INC

4510 WESTPORT DR
Mechanicsburg

H L Bowman

2259 Woodlawn St
Harrisburg

Haller Enterprise Inc

263 S Whitford rd
Exton

HALLER ENTERPRISES

9 BRENNEMAN CIR
Mechanicsburg

HALLER ENTERPRISES

33 E MAIN ST
Palmyra

Haller Enterprises Inc

212 Bucky Dr
Lititz

Handyman Matters of Harrisburg

4219 Derry Street
Harrisburg

handyman specialist

292 n muddycreek rd

HB McClure Co

600 S 17th St
Harrisburg

Home Climates Inc.

1947 Ridge Rd
Elizabethtown

Horner's Corner BBQ

1900 Spring Rd
Carlisle

Hostetter True Value Hardware

1225 W Main St
Mount Joy

J L Ruth Electric Inc

22 E Locust St
Mechanicsburg

J W Weaver Plumbing & Heating

5219 Crestwood Dr
Harrisburg

JAG Construction Services LLC

31 Sample Bridge Rd.
Mechanicsburg

James Heating

Harrisburg

Jeffrey A Wilbur Plg/Htg

6508 Brandy Ln
Mechanicsburg

JJ Mobile Home Repair

1550 Williams Grove Rd
Mechanicsburg

JKG Services

503 Lansvale st

JM Leone Heating & Cooling

PO Box 462
Morgantown

JSL Mechanical Inc.

515 Wollups Hill Road
Stevens

Just In Case Plumbing & Electrical, LLC

2080 Broad St
East Petersburg

JW Construction & Remodeling Services LLC

6018 Jonestown Rd
Harrisburg

Ken Adams Mechanical Inc

470 Fleshman Mill Rd
New Oxford

KENAROW ENTERPRISES INC

4044 E HARRISBURG PIKE
Middletown

KWH Home Improvements

3 Reynolds Street
Mechanicsburg

Lancaster Plumbing Heating & Cooling

1184 Enterprise Rd
East Petersburg

Lanco Construction Co

13 Shybrook Ct
Elizabethtown

larrys remodeling & repair llc

1780 Trinity Rd
Felton

LAS Home Services, Inc.

717 Market St
Lemoyne

Leggett Inc

1989 Hummel Ave
Camp Hill

Long's Smart Solar

157 Boulder Hill Rd
Mohnton

LUV HVAC

4900 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg

Lynch Mechanicals

3715 Rosemont Ave
Camp Hill

M.A. Rullo Carpentry

885 S. Spruce Street
Annville

Mark Stone Home Improvement

82 Linda Dr
Mechanicsburg

McArdle Home Svc

2749 Meadow Cross Way
York

MIKE LEONARD'S PLUMBING

337 W CHOCOLATE AVE
Hershey

Mister Systems

Harrisburg

morret construction

2 albert lane

Morrison Plumbing

5434 Beagle Rd
Elizabethtown

Nest Care Construction

1111 S Prince st
Palmyra

Noel Enterprises Inc

2 Scenic Drive
Lewistown

Nolt Companies

2814 Willow Street Pike N.
Willow Street

Northeast Energy, Inc

210 King St
East Stroudsburg

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning

516 Running Pump Rd
Lancaster

Plumb-Rooter

Middletown

Pringle Electric and Building Services

394 S, Main Street
Pleasant Gap

Property Therapy Co

144 Florence Dr
Harrisburg

Pulse Plumbing

542 Industrial Drive
Lewisberry

QDI - Quality Degree Inc

135 N 4th Ave
Royersford

R R Kling and Sons LLC

4522 N Sherman Street Ext
Mount Wolf

R. S. Hoffman HVAC

82 Linda Dr.
Mechanicsburg

Ramer Mechanical LLC

303 Shed Rd
Newville

Reigle Home Comfort Inc

PO Box 213
Jonestown

ReMod Squad

1721 Mountain Road
Dauphin

Roeting Mechanical Assoc Inc

6645 Evelyn St
Harrisburg

Rooter 7 Plumbing

414 Boyd Dr
Red Lion

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

4197 East Harrisburg Pike
Middletown

RSC Heating and Air Conditioning

139 Supervisors Rd
Lancaster

S&G Homes, Inc

5525 Locust Lane
Harrisburg

SARCON llc (Appliance Repairs)

4617 Locust Ln
Harrisburg

Schamber's Contracting LLC

102 Park Place Circle
Womelsdorf

Scientific Air Conditioning & Quality Services

26 W WILLOW TERRACE, PO BOX 1261
Mechanicsburg

Scott Wise Plumbing And Remodeling

107 Hampden Ave
Camp Hill

Scott's Remodeling, LLC

439 Elder Trail
New Cumberland

SECCO Home Services

1111 Primrose Ave
Camp Hill

Service Oil Co

3798 Paxton St
Harrisburg

Shadel and Knoll HVAC Inc

PO Box 126709
Harrisburg

Shea-Kat Inc

PO Box 28
Enola

Smart Energy Solutions

302 Court of Elm

Snyders Handyman Svc.

8145 Spruce drive

Strine's Heating & A/C Inc

1549 Coffee Mill Ln
York

Susquehanna Oil Co

1105 Sheaffer Rd
Dillsburg

Swope Home Improvements

1609 Susquehanna St.
Harrisburg

TAPPER & SONS

7 Rutherford Road
Harrisburg

tate services

Lancaster

The Repair Ranger

1510 Kathryne Street
New Cumberland

Total Home Care & Restoration

1024 Herr St
Harrisburg

TRIANGLE HEATING & AIR COND

3200 OREGON PIKE
Leola

TRUE VALUE PLUS

836 E FORREST AVE
Shrewsbury

UGI Heating Cooling & Plumbing

2221 Sycamore St
Harrisburg

UGI Heating Cooling & Plumbing

340 W Roseville Rd
Lancaster

UGI Utilities Inc

1500 Paxton St
Harrisburg

Vent and Cover

306-7337 137 st

Vertex Mechanical Inc

21 Stevens Rd
Stevens

Viastream inc

3051 Fishing Creek Valley Rd
Harrisburg

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

WellHome of Harrisburg

4400 Lewis Rd
Harrisburg

Wilt Mechanical

5810 Wisteria Lane
Harrisburg

WM Buffington Company Inc

115 Lusk Ave
Highspire

Worley & Obetz Inc

85 White Oak Rd
Manheim

Yordy's Heating & Air Conditioning

316 N Nyes Rd
Harrisburg

Zimmerman Plbg & Htg

110 E Allen St
Mechanicsburg

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