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When Should I Replace My Water Heater?

Angie Hicks responds to a homeowner who says her water heater is past its expected lifetime.

Water heaters

Standard storage tank water heaters typically need to be replaced after about a decade, but they can last years longer with some homeowner maintenance. When the time comes to buy a new one, there are more options for consumers to consider.

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Water Heaters

Your family’s needs play a large role in whether a storage or tankless water heater is right for you.

A tankless water heater takes up less room and heats water on demand. It can last more than twice as long as a standard tank water heater. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Patti C. of Mobile, Alabama)
Water Heaters

There are good reasons why many folks choose to go tankless. Learn why saving money isn’t one of them.

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Water Heaters

You never know when you will need to shut off the gas.

More energy-efficient water heaters are coming this year. Learning the facts will help you to replace your water heater on your terms, rather than letting it become a last-minute problem. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Joseph K. of Boston)
Water Heaters

Changes coming this year will make water heaters more energy efficient, but may create some difficulties for homeowners.

Angie's Answers

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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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crews were exceptionally nice and exceptionally good at their jobs. All of the subcontractors were wonderful at their work and I was impressed. They provided us with a lot of services. They were really thorough and they were so good to satisfy my every detail without ever complaining. They got to know me well enough that we could discuss the situation until we found what would work best. They were so good that when they put in the new windows I knew I didn't like them but I wasn't sure why. They knew what needed to be changed before I ever even brought it up.
- Marlys J.
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The company and owner/provide was punctuational, profession, efficient and detailed the overall remove and replace/install process. I wish more contractors had
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- martin W.
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was very helpful with options to replace the Eternal Hybrid water heater. On day of installation, called ahead, arrived as expected, did the heater exchange in good time and explained the new heater.
- Elsa S.
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Gravange (owner) came to our house to drain a 15 year old electric hot water heater. Unfortunately, it wouldn't drain probably due to a clogged drain.
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did the best he could but it wouldn't drain.
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offered a solution but there was the possiblity the heater wouldn't start up again once drained, due to it's age. He and I decided the best thing would be to wait until the heater finally broke down (it's been working just fine) to replace it.
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gave me a complete quote for such a project and called Angie's List to get our $49 back.
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was professional and courteous throughout the entire process.
- Richard G.
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They showed on time, responded quickly, and did the water heater flush as promised. However, the plumbing inspection was sorely lacking. Specifically, they didn't check several areas of the house, and I had to follow up with them about the issue.
- STEVE G.
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So the guy showed up right on time. He was nice and personable. Thats great. He had a camera and snaked out using the cleanout in front of our house. He used the camera to go from the cleanout to the street and from the cleanout under the house. Our sewer line under the house looked great so thats not the problem. He then proceeded to inspect the rest of the house, looking for stuff he could sell me. Whatever. I played along. Our house was built in 1964 so this stuff isn't new. He wanted to replace our water heater. Yes I know it is old. It works. Not going to do it. Plus it is in an outside storage area so if it does flood no big deal. I was working from home so this song and dance wasnt amusing me after a while. Anyway I got him to focus on what I paid him to do which was fix in the drain in the shower. So we got down to business. He tried to snake out the drain but kept pulling back soil. Not good. So obviously we have a failure in the system. He then went out to his truck and proceeded to write me u an estimate for 1800. I checked with a knowledagle person who I trust and thats not a bad price.
The bad-- I went into the bathroom after he left and he left the drain grill and the screws on the floor. Not cool. Clean up after you are done. Also there was dirty water where his snake machine was -- not cool either.
Also-- I am a female. I have dealt with men all my adult life that try to put the fear of God in me to do something right now. Thats not how I operate. I get facts, get second opinions and then
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it over. He was very pushy and wanted to schedule the demo of the bathroom to fix the pipe now. Whoa
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. Not how I roll. Also he used language that was obviously trying to push me into doing something right now. I just didn't appreciate that part of it.
Why I won't use them to do the work on the bathroom that admittedly I probably need-- if he can't clean up and put the grill back on the shower and re screw it back the way it was-- do I trust him to do a good job on something like demo'
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a shower? No I don't.
- Michele D.
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was honest and patient in assuring me that the hot water heater did not need to be replaced and probably required nothing more than a minor adjustment.
He took the time to contact the manufacturer to determine that the problem could be resolved without having to replace the entire unit. The manufacturer suggested cleaning out the water inlet screen which
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did. He reconnected the water heater and now it works PERFECT!
As I own and manage a batch of residential rental properties, I need a plumber quite often.
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- Ross R.
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heater instead of the advertised 40
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one, he, without hesitation offered to add only the price difference which was much less than the other companies quoted for the larger capacity heater. He brought the new upgraded gas water heater to the house within an hour and the plumber that installed it completed the work promptly. Both were professional and knowledgeable about what needed to be done. The price included the required permit as part of the total cost which was below the much higher ones I received. I'd highly recommend this company for plumbing needs. The tenants in the house were very pleased that the work was done quickly and efficiently.
- Luz C.

Water Heater Installers in Tucson

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1800Plumbing of Arizona

2500 N Coyote Dr
Tucson

24/7 PLUMBING INC

PO BOX 5961
Tucson

A/C Smart Heating & Cooling

4875 N. Shamrock Pl.
Tucson

AAA COMPANIES INC.

7950 S Farmbelt Dr
Tucson

Aarow Plumbing Co

2331 W Placita Algodon
Tucson

Abacus Plumbing

3555 E Hardy Dr
Tucson

Able Refrigeration Inc

PO Box 11309
Tucson

Acra Construction LLC

880 W. Camino Casa Verde
Green Valley

ACS Air Conditioning Services

4925 N Shamrock Pl
Tucson

ALBERT'S PLUMBING

5821 E 7TH ST
Tucson

AMERICAN APPLIANCE SVC & PARTS

612 D AUTREMONT AVE
Bisbee

American Conditioned Air Inc

107 W Blacklidge Dr
Tucson

American Five Star Plumbing

9841 E. Domenic Ln.
Tucson

AMERICAN PRIDE AUTORIDE

34 N GALLATIN AVE

Apperson Plumbing Service Inc

4440 N La Cholla Blvd
Tucson

AppliancePartsPros.com

16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

Arico Plumbing Heating Cooling

1100 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson

ARIZONA PLUMBING CONTRACTORS

3620 N STONE AVE
Tucson

ARIZONA PROFESSIONAL PLUMBING

1440 S ALVERNON WAY
Tucson

Arizona Service Plumbing

7157 N Camino Verde
Tucson

Arizona Style Construction

2626 S Camino Seco
Tucson

ARIZONA'S BEST NATURALLY FRESH

7941 E LAKESIDE PKWY
Tucson

Arriola Sonrise Plumbing Inc

2425 W Armadillo St
Tucson

ARS / Rescue Rooter Tucson - 8052

1780 E Benson Hwy
Tucson

Avalos Restoration

11646 N. Red Creek PL
Tucson

B & J Refrigeration Inc

422 S Olsen Ave
Tucson

B & M Professional Plumbing

PO Box 18103
Tucson

B&B Plumbers

233 E Corona Rd
Tucson

Bahena's Handyman Services

9610 E. Irene Street
Tucson

Bexar Maintenance Supply

1275 Red Bluff Rd.

BROOKE'S HEATING & COOLING SPECIALISTS

3717 S Anchorage Ave
Tucson

CAL'S PLUMBING INC.

5959 S COUNTRY CLUB RD
Tucson

Caruthers Construction

8151 S Fuller Rd
Tucson

Cher Plumbing

Sahuarita

Choice Air Conditioning & Heating

2543 E. 22nd St
Tucson

Classic Plumbing Co Inc

3085 S Kinny Rd
Tucson

Coconino Electric

1000 W Rte 66
Flagstaff

Comfort Dynamics LLC

PO Box 631
Cortaro

Cool Breeze Comfort Solutions

2050 W Hyw Dr
Tucson

Cool Running Plumbing

2326 N 3rd Ave
Tucson

Curtis Plumbing Co Inc

4281 E Tennessee St
Tucson

D and A Plumbing LLC

3051 N Sycamore Ave
Tucson

Desert Valley Aire Inc

7575 North 75th Ave
Glendale

Desert Valley Aire Inc - Tucson

1015 W Prince Rd
Tucson

DirectBuy - Tucson

1951 W Grant Rd.
Tucson

Disaster Prevention Services

3208 E. District St
Tucson

DON'S PLUMBING SERVICE INC

5553 E ROSEWOOD ST
Tucson

Doucette-Ewer Construction

3044 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson

Economy Plumbing Service LLC

8220 E Rivenoak
Tucson

EcoSmart

400 Captain Neville Dr

Ed Houston Construction Inc

PO Box 85010
Tucson

Emmco Inc

3445 E 44th St
Tucson

Etchart's Lakeside Plumbing

10300 E Placita Guanajuato
Tucson

Expert Solar Systems

11700 E Sneller Vista Dr
Tucson

Family Air LLC

2021 East 12th St
Tucson

Foremost Plumbing

PO Box 1572
Cortaro

Foxx Plumbing LLC

PO Box 794
Cortaro

Fred Velasco Contracting

101 W Camino del Emperador
Vail

GAR-LEE CONSTRUCTION, LLC

7912 N. Lime Star Drive
Tucson

Gas Tech Service (GTS)

8151 E 18 Street
Tucson

Gene Kelley's Mobile RV Repair

1420 W. Panama Lane
Tucson

Green Comfort LLC Heating & Cooling

931 W. Estrada St
Tucson

Hamstra Heating & Cooling, Inc.

2035 E 17th St
Tucson

Handyman Hotline

7619 E Callisto Circle
Tucson

Hardcore Plumbing

7662 S Dorset CT
Tucson

Hester Plumbing

4100 N Romero Rd
Tucson

Horizons Unlimited

P. O. Box 861
Green Valley

Interior Trends Remodel & Design

3227 N Palo Verde Ave
Tucson

J&L Contracting

4440 E. 29th st
Tucson

John Smith Home Repair & Remodeling

3115 N. Fairview Ave. #207
Tucson

Just Water Heaters

7485 N Cortaro Rd
Tucson

KODI'S PLUMBING & LEAK DETECTION

9300 N JERSEY LN
Tucson

Levelup Enterprises, Inc.

18862 N. 62nd. Drive
Glendale

Longview Co General Contracting

3392 N. Soldier Trail
Tucson

Lowes TurnAround Home Services, LLC

10611 E Pleasant Pasture Drive
Tucson

M & L Remodeling & Home Svc

1393 E Stewart Pl
Tucson

MECHANICAL SYSTEMS INC

2055 E 19th St
Tucson

Mr B's Plumbing Sewer & Drain LLC

455 East Windy Vista Place
Tucson

MR BUILD IT FIX IT

7887 N La Cholla Blvd Apt 1085
Tucson

Mr. Rooter of Tucson

1870 W Prince Rd
Tucson

Northridge Home Services LLC

9250 E Old Spanish Trl
Tucson

Nye Inc

PO Box 18012
Tucson

Oasis AC & Heating Inc

700 W Camino Casa Verde
Green Valley

On The Way Plumbing

5142 e. kittentails dr
Tucson

One Stop Home Repairs & Services, LLC

9537 N Albatross Dr
Tucson

Perry Heating Cooling

3266 E Grant Rd
Tucson

Pioneer Plumbing

1312 E Wieding Rd
Tucson

Plumb Plumbing

545 W Plata St.
Tucson

Plumbing 360

7014 E Golf LInks #11
Tucson

PREFERRED PLUMBING SVC

16140 S COUNTRY CLUB RD
Sahuarita

PROGRESSIVE POOLS & SPAS

4742 S TENNESSEE PL
Tucson

PROGRESSIVE SOLAR INC

620 E 19TH ST
Tucson

PT Plumbing Inc

615 E Florence Blvd
Casa Grande

R&R Plumbing Services LLC

7739 E. Broadway Rd., Suite #351
Tucson

Ram Plumbing Co-Tucson

4558 E 28th St
Tucson

RePipe Tucson

Pima/Cochise county

RICE PLUMBING CO

2222 N 7TH AVE
Tucson

Rite Way Heating Cooling & Plumbing

5712 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson

Robert's Plumbing

1821 S Kevin Dr
Tucson

ROOTER 2000

2115 E CEDAR ST
Tempe

Rosario's LLC

PO BOX 23220
Tucson

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

5318 S Nogales Hwy
Tucson

Roto-Rooter Service & Plumbing Co.

3190 N. Freeway Industrial Loop
Tucson

Rush Rooter LLC

750 West Vanover Rd
Tucson

RUSSETT SOUTHWEST CORP

705 E 17TH ST
Tucson

Sahara Mechanical Inc.

3887 E Ajo Way
Tucson

Sahuarita Plumbing

345 E Calle Minerva
Green Valley

Sahuarita Plumbing

851 W Calle Muro Fuerte
Sahuarita

Sam The Handyman Services

1808 N Wagon Wheels Pl
Tucson

Sears - Tucson

5950 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson

Sebastian's Home Repair & Remodeling LLC

3811 N. Tres Lomas Pl
Tucson

SHARP ELECTRIC, LLC

7049 E Tanque Verde Rd.
Tucson

Signature Design & Construction

245 E Sunburst Cir.
Tucson

Silverado Rooter & Plumbing

1208 W Roger Rd
Tucson

Spartan Plumbing

6211 East Speedway Blvd
Tucson

Strongbuilt Enterprise, LLC.

7400 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 162C
Tucson

Struse Plumbing

77 Calle Portal
Sierra Vista

Sun Valley Solar Solutions LLC

3225 N Colorado Street
Chandler

Sundown Home Repair & Contracting

8446 East Hawthorne Street
Tucson

Sundown Home Repair & Contracting

8446 East Hawthorne Street
Tucson

Tailored Mechanical

5750 N. CAMINO ESPLENDORA
Tucson

The Home Depot

7677 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson

The Sunny Plumber

2551 N Dragoon St, Ste 157
Tucson

Total Comfort Heating & Cooling LLC

2802 N El Burrito Ave
Tucson

Veteran's Plumbing and Drain, LLC

1645 W. Valencia Rd
Tucson

Walkers Plumbing

P.O. Box 89957
Tucson

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

WARREN PLUMBING

633 W EL CAMINITO PL
Tucson

Water Heater Heroes

4238 N Ocotillo Canyon Dr
Tucson

WATER HEATER MAN INC

570 W. FREEDOM AVE

WESTERN WATER TECHNOLOGIES

3365 E MICHIGAN ST
Tucson

William Birchard Remodeling

5826 E Waverly St
Tucson

Williamson's Heating & Cooling, Inc

2110 S Alvernon Way
Tucson

Wood's Plumbing Enterprises LLC

13880 N Adonis Rd
Marana

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