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showed up on time and replaced our water heater in about two and a half hours. Even though the water heater was totally jammed in between" another water heater and a brick wall and was very difficult to get out
did not charge any extra. He was very nice and we would definitely hire him again! As the daughter of a retired HVAC guy who had his own small business for 35 years I prefer to hire a guy who is self-employed and actually does the work himself.
is just that. In the long run you get a much better value for your money and they guy doing the work isn't just working for some large company that doesn't very well.

-Susan K.

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"Excellent service. This was an emergency in our home, but countless plumbers we called couldn't fit us in before the weekend. Evergreen was highly responsive." Someone picked up when I called. They scheduled us immediately, came within the 2 hour window we agreed upon, and gave us a better price than the other companies I contacted. Service was professional and quick; we had a new heater within 2 hours. The technician was friendly and knowledgeable. He explained exactly what he was doing and showed me how to use the new heater.

-Amanda R.

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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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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
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Water Heater Installation And Repair reviews in Providence

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This is the second time Mr.
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has done work on our house and both times we have found him to be very thorough, professional, and reassuring to work with. He gave us good advice, answered questions clearly, and was a pleasure to work with.
- REBECCA S.
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, the owner of the company, came out, estimated the job, which wasn't an emergency, scheduled the service at my convenience, and came with a highly skilled tradesman to do the job. The guttter cleaning went very well. I've had other companies do this service and they left a mess. NE Renovations left my yard as it was when they got there. I would definitely use this company again.
- Nancy S.
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is a 'traditional' plumbing organization that holds to tried and true technology. Not necessarily one to embrace new methods and products: ie prefers copper to 'pex'. However, that said we have used their services for 10 years and the work has always been completely satisfactory and serviceable. Last year the water heater that rusted out prematurely due to a manufacturing issue was replaced without question and with no charge to us for the product. Their response time has always been prompt and that is no small consideration when your basement is filling up with water!
- Christopher U.
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On Saturday 08/20/11 while filling up the bathroom sink, we noticed that the hot water coming from the faucet had an orange color to it. We tried all of the faucets in the house and they were all the same. The cold water however was coming out normally clear. Not being the "handy" guy, I searched the web to find that our issue appeared to be be the result of our Gas Hot Water Heater telling us that its time had come. We called
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on Sunday and as I told him that I believe we may need to replace the hot water heater he said "don't tell me...the hot water in all of your faucets is coming out orange." I told him that it was exactly what was happening. 12 years ago we had to replace the hot water heater that was already in the house when it was purchased, and we KNEW that we needed to replace that one when we happened to hear an odd sound of water in the basement. Luckily at that time, it happened 15 minutes after we got home from work. Lucky is right! But I told
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that with the orange water, I didn't know if it was an issue with the actual plumbing or the hot water heater. He made plans to be at the house on Monday and he was actually about 15 minutes earlier than we scheduled. He removed the old water heater, and unfortunately, had to wait for the new heater to be delivered. There was some type of hold up at the distributer and
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apologized several times for the delay. We had no issue with this, since he had gotten to the house earlier and he had no control over when the heater would physically get here. Once it got to the house
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got straight to work and before we knew it, we had hot (and clear) water once again.
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is very friendly and professional. He kept us updated and kept us updated thru the installation calling us to come down to the basement when he had something to show us that he wanted us to be aware of. When first seeing the total cost, it appeared to be a bit high, but then again, it had been 12 years since we had replaced a Hot Water Heater. But, when going back to our records, this new Hot Water Heater appears to be of a much higher quality and the funny thing, the cost of the LAST heater was only $100 lower! And that was 12 YEARS AGO! I would have thought that it would have been several hundred dollars MORE than it was back then. So, a mere $100 difference for a higher quality unit, is good in my book! We will definitely use
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& Heating again in the future!
- David M.
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I had a number of small projects that all had rapidly jumped to the top of my to-do list. The hot water heater was in imminent
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of failing, the window was starting to leak, etc. I wanted to find a company that could cover all these things so I wouldn't have to meet with several different contractors. Being your own general contractor may pay off on big projects, but it's not worth it for little stuff because of the time investment.
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had a great Angie's list reputation so I gave them a call.
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called me back later the same day and we scheduled the estimate for two days later - he was extremely flexible. He came out and evaluated what I needed and said he would be emailing me the estimate in a few days. The following Monday (we had met on Thursday) I had my estimate which was completely reasonable. I also liked the estimate because it broke down each task by price so I knew what each segment of the project was going to cost out of the whole. I agreed to the estimate and he immediately got me a contract by email. Once they received the deposit they scheduled my work. From when I called for the estimate until the work was completed, a total of 2 weeks had passed, which I consider quite good turn around.
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and his fellow workers were professional and friendly and I felt very comfortable with them in my home. The work was completed as described and I am very pleased. I plan on using them again - I have a 110 year old house and if it's not one thing, it's another around here!
- Elizabeth S.
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Excellent.
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did the work, very clean, and 6 months later all is very well with the installation, as it has beeN since day one. Now calling on him for another repair.
- Michael L.
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Outstanding work. Very professional and meticulous.
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knows more about state of the art heating and AC and water heater systems than anyone I spoke with anywhere in the area. He's professional and enthusiastic about his work.
- Robert H.
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Although the job was supposed to span two days,
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was here two days *in advance* (Monday) to
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the old heating pipes for the demolition company (to indicate where the pipes should be cut when the old boilers are removed). Due to a an unfortunate miscommunication on the part of the demolition company,
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had to come back that same day to drain the old boilers, disconnect them from the gas line, and disconnect them from the water line. The following day (Tue),
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was on hand to accept delivery of the new equipment, and along with a helper the new equipment was unpackaged and brought down into the basement. The packaging material was removed by
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et.
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. (obviously). On Wednesday morning
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+2 arrived promptly at 8 am (7:55, actually...), they set up shop and set off to work. Being a first-time homeowner, I spent a lot of time hovering, asking questions, etc. The crew was very pleasant and didn't seem to mind my presence at all. The installation of the two boilers and one water heater was completed on
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just before 1pm, so all in all about a day and a half of work. The boilers/heater look fantastic down there, expertly installed and solid as a rock. My basement has no
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of the job - all garbage was disposed of, floor was swept...they even locked the back door behind them. So what else can I say? Spending $11k is not easy, and these guys conduct themselves as if to show you that they know it. Highly recommend!
- Jonathan F.

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A Good Plumber

405 Hope Furnace Rd
Hope

ACE PLUMBING & HEATING

1366 S Broadway
East Providence

Acorn Maintenance

1157 Main Avenue
Warwick

ADDESSI PLUMBING

903 Warwick Ave.
Warwick

Advanced Property Solutions, LLC

109 Pine Hill Ave
Johnston

All In One Service inc

735 main st
West Warwick

Alliance Plumbing and Heating, Inc.

290 Mendon Rd
Cumberland

Almeida Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

22B Lark Industrial Pkwy
Smithfield

Alpha Mechanical

100 Mauran Ave
East Providence

AMERICAN HOME AC & HEATING

115 Farmington Ave.
Providence

AMERICAN PRIDE AUTORIDE

34 N GALLATIN AVE

Anchor Plumbing & Heating Co

1142 Anthony Rd
Portsmouth

Bay Plumbing Service Inc

PO Box 1086
North Kingstown

Bexar Maintenance Supply

1275 Red Bluff Rd.

BILL GARDINER PLUMBING & HEATING LLC

58 Bliss St
East Providence

Blajego

21 Maynar St
Pawtucket

Boucher HVAC - R Inc

PO Box 5213
Wakefield

Brassard Construction, Inc.

70 Bucklin Street
Pawtucket

BRASWELL'S PLUMBING & HEATING

205 TEN ROD RD
North Kingstown

Buckley Heating & Cooling

1632 Kingstown Rd
Wakefield

C J Nemes Inc

37 Corey St
Woonsocket

C.W. Cummings Plumbing Co. Inc.

1010 Tiogue Ave
Coventry

Cool Pro

170 riverside ave
Cranston

DBA Dereck Curran

20 Princeton Ave
Warwick

DiRocco Plumbing Services

110 Railroad Ave
Johnston

Doug Matterson

79 Ricci Ln
North Kingstown

Dupuis Oil

401 Walcott St
Pawtucket

EcoSmart

400 Captain Neville Dr

F G LEES & SON INC

161 ADMIRAL ST
Providence

F M BODINGTON PLUMBING & HTG

49 MEETING HOUSE LN
Little Compton

Five Star Plumbing & Heating

PO Box 114406
North Providence

FRESSILLI PLUMBING

166 BEVERLY RD
Riverside

G&G Plumbing

44 Cross Park Ave.
North Kingstown

Gas Pro Inc

326 Cumberland Ave

gasman inc.

203 Easton Ave
Warwick

Gem Plumbing & Heating

1 Wellington Rd
Lincoln

HOME DEPOT

95 HIGHLAND AVE

HOME DEPOT INC

700 CENTRE OF NEW ENGLAND BLVD
Coventry

HOME INSPECTIONS BY DHR INC

146 GIBBS AVE
Newport

Iasimone Plumbing Heating & Drain Cleaning

27 Allen Ave
North Providence

imperial tile & marble works

1006 Charles St
Providence

J & K Supplemental Plumbing Inc

2843 S County Trail
East Greenwich

J D MELLO JR PLUMBING & HTG CO

64 HALSEY ST
Newport

J JOYCE PLUMBING & HEATING

685 W SHORE RD
Warwick

Jade Plumbing & Heating

213 Belleville Ave

JAMES STEITZ

601 GIBSON HILL AVE
Greene

JIM DORSEY & SON INC

82 Ingell Street

JOE ROY THE PLUMBER

133 BROOK ST
Woonsocket

Johnny's Oil +Heating Inc.

232 Pocasset Ave
Providence

LAG Home Improvement

481 Joslin Road
Harrisville

LAWRENCE AIR SYSTEMS INC

P.O. Box 449
Barrington

Manning Plumbing

11 Oniska St.
Warwick

Martel Plumbing & Heating

845 Smithfield Ave
Lincoln

McKee Brothers Oil Corp

8 Davis St
Cumberland

Michael Freitas Plumbing & Heating

525 E Wallum Lake Rd
Pascoag

MJF Plumbing & Heating

42 Butterworth Dr.
Bristol

morrair hvac

17 Creekwood Dr
Warwick

morrair hvac

17 Creekwood Dr
Warwick

Mourato Remodeling Inc.

30 Kenyon Street
West Warwick

Mr Fix It

966 Narragansett Blvd
Providence

Multi-State Restoration Inc

1135 Charles St
Providence

NEWPORT PROPANE

50 UNDERWOOD LN
Middletown

North Providence Plumber

1019 Charles St
Providence

Northeastern Remodeling

1 Edith St
Cumberland

OCEAN STATE PROPERTY SERVICES

542 RIVER AVE
Providence

Omni Plumbing Inc

49 Westchester Dr

PHD PLUMBING & HEATING INC

2113 GRAND ARMY HWY

Phillips Plumbing & Mechanical

313 Warwick Ave
Cranston

Phoenix Home Improvement

Providence County

Plumbing & Heating Solutions LLC

2065 Division Rd
East Greenwich

Plumbing By Paul

385 Elmwood Ave
Providence

Premair HVAC

47 John St
North Providence

Priority Plumbing & Heating

21 Greenwood Ave
Warwick

Rambone & Sprague Oil Service Inc

PO Box 568
North Scituate

RB Construction

Pawtucket

REDDY PIPING CONCEPTS INC

PO Box 8099
Cranston

Regan Heating And Air Conditioning

235 Georgia Ave
Providence

Reinhold Heating & Plumbing

10 Cynthia Drive
Johnston

Renewable Plumbing Heating Solar & Air

550 Warren Avenue Building B.
East Providence

Rhino Rooter

11 Cushing Ave

Rhody Plumbing

400 Putnam Pike
Smithfield

Rinfret's Appliance Service

1015 Aquidneck Ave
Middletown

Rooterman of Rhode Island

2211 Hartford Av
Johnston

S B Carbone Plumbing & Heating

101 Comstock Pkwy
Cranston

SAKONNET PLUMBING & HEATING

PO BOX 132
Little Compton

SEARS

1235 W Main Rd
Middletown

STANDISH HEATING & AIR COND

120 HILL FARM CAMP RD
Coventry

STATEWIDE PLUMBING & HEATING CO INC

160 NORTH VIEW AVE
Cranston

STEDMAN & KAZOUNIS PLUMBING INC

P.O. Box 1750
Charlestown

Stephen A. Almeida Plumbing Co.

P.O. Box 1
Portsmouth

The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island Inc

2200 Nooseneck Hill Rd (Rt. 3)
Coventry

Thibault Electric

106 Gardners Neck Rd

Thompson Brothers Plumbing

8 Bosworth St
Providence

Tom's Plumbing

PO Box 123
Manville

Top Notch Plumbing

21 Wildacre Dr
Cranston

Trademark Heating & Air Conditioning

274 Woonasquatucket Ave
North Providence

Tri Star Heating

1187 Plymouth ave

United Sewer & Drain

431 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket

Vaughn Oil Co

264 Putnam Pike
Smithfield

Vicmir & Sons Inc

94 Grassy Plain Rd
Riverside

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

White Fuel Co

12 Hylestead St
Providence

Wickford Appliance & Lighting

207 Newport Avenue
Pawtucket

WILLIAM J RILEY PLUMBING & HTG

15 NEW ENGLAND WAY
Warwick

WOODS HEATING SERVICE

22 ALMEDIA AVE
East Providence

ZAWADZKI PLUMBING & HEATING

834 W SHORE RD
Warwick

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