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came the day after I called him and installed a ceiling fan for me. This is a manufactured home, and he made sure the fan would work" without "shaking". In my opinion, he goes beyond what he would "have" to do to perform the service to make sure it is done correctly and professionally. I would recommend this company to anybody!

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"He showed up on time and provided an estimate we set a date and he came back with the water heater at the exact time he was supposed to. Everything went smooth.

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

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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 Repair And Installation reviews in Bessemer

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was an absolute pleasure to deal with. She quoted me a price and said her guys could be out that afternoon, which they did and installed my hot water heater very efficiently. Would highly recommend this company. Excellent service.
- Judy B.
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From my first contact to my last I was very comfortable and pleased with this company.
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returned my message later the first day of contact and gave me immediate pricing which was very competitive. Further, his knowledge of the different brands and options of water heaters was impressive. He was not pushy in the least, I felt very comfortable choosing them over the many others that I got estimates from.
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arrived the next morning with one assistant, both were friendly and courteous. They went to our basement and assessed the situation. Before I knew it, the new
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was installed and old one was gone. They left no
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of mess, no sign that they had even been there. I would highly recommend considering
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if you are facing a leaking
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or cold showers.
Do consider if you want a drain
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to ask ahead of time.
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didn't try to push anything extra on me, though in hindsight I wished he had asked me about a drain
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. I'll also say that two other plumbers had come out to give estimates and claimed that my water pressure relief valve was not working and needed to be replaced to the tune of $500 extra.
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checked my pressure and said that it was just fine and that no replacement was necessary. Honest and trustworthy!
- Christopher J.
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Was an Angie's List Big Deal; flush water heater. They attempted to drain the water heater to flush it. It would not drain. Seemed to be clogged with a buildup of deposits inside. The only gripe I have is that they didn't take the initiative to inspect the rest of my plumbing system for problems like the Big Deal said would be included. I would have asked them about it, but I didn't know that was included until I reviewed the offer after they were gone. Shame on me, too.
- Sean M.
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I have been using
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for over 7 years. I first met him when he was with
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and installed my dishwasher. He has been back several time to our home... Installed our water heater, installed 3 toilets, a few other things I can't quite remember. He is friendly professional, very knowledgeable, explains things when I look confused and if I have a diy, he will tell me how to do it to save a few bucks. We trust him explicitly.
- Tammy R.
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The installation went smoothly, they were on time and professional. The water heaters work great and we've had no issues. The recirculating pump did not work, but the owner has been very responsive about coming back out to troubleshoot the problem. The problem has not yet been resolved, but we have a follow up appointment this week. Despite the issues with the pump, I would recommend their services.
- James R.
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Went well, short notice service call. Installer had all necessary parts and completed work in a very timely manner.
- John P.
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I ordered the 960.00 angies list coupon, for a full install of a new heater, and removal of the old one on a sunday afternoon. I was called a couple hours later and set up a next day install. The time was set for a window of 12-5. Around 3pm on Monday I got a call from
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the tech, saying he cant get there on time, I told him being late was fine, we need the heater. So we agreed on 5:30pm.
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noticed the heater might be too tall for my set up so he went and got a smaller one. He got started about 7pm. Around 9:30 he was done and on his way. Everything cleaned up and working properly. Great stuff.
- jeff M.
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No surprises, which is what I like.
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gave me a firm quote site unseen and said there would be no additional costs or fees and he was true to his word. After doing some research I feel I got a good price for a quality product. Another Angie's List contractor was a $100 higher while a third one was $1,200 higher. This was not an emergency job but they were able to replace both within a couple of days after I called. The two installers showed up on time, they were very polite young gentlemen and they did a great job despite the 100+ degree temperatures in my attic. When removing the old units they completely wrapped them to make sure no water dripped onto the carpet when they hauled them down, little things like that impress me.
I absolutely would use
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again and I highly recommend them.
- Stephen S.

Water Heater Installers in Bessemer, AL

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A Flush Above

1939 Croydon circle
Birmingham

About Contractors

776 Hwy 438
Wilsonville

ACE Plumbing Services

7227 Deer Haven Road
Pinson

AGS Installations

250 Cahaba Valley Parkway N
Pelham

AJ'S Plumbing & Gas

1667 Rex Lake Road

Alagasco

Birmingham

All State Plumbing Inc.

102 Mohawk Dr
Trussville

All Trades Inc.

5885 snowville brent rd
Dora

ALLIANCE PLUMBING SOLUTIONS

146 SALISBURY LN
Birmingham

American HomeCrafter Inc.

4249 4th Ave S Apt D1
Birmingham

American Plumbing Services

1142 Alford Ave
Hoover

AppliancePartsPros.com

16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

armstrong and self maintenance llc

4751 red valley rd
Remlap

Around The Clock Plumbing

2560 Alton Rd
Birmingham

Aux Mechanical Inc

PO Box 910
Bessemer

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

2406 Valleydale Rd
Birmingham

Big E's Plumbing

1706 Tudor Drive
Birmingham

Birmingham Income Properties

5330 Stadium Trace Parkway Suite 100
Hoover

Blake Construction Inc

516 20th Ave. N.E.
Birmingham

Border's Plumbing

3632 Tall Timber Dr
Birmingham

Brandon's Plumbing

304 Summerchase Dr
Calera

Budget Rooter & Plumbing

1532 Valley View Circlw
Birmingham

C & G Development, Inc.

P.O. Box 424
Gardendale

Cahaba Plumbing

3990 Christopher Dr
Vestavia Hills

Completion Specialist

1552 29th court
Birmingham

Construction & Management Solutions, LLC

115 Walter Davis Dr Ste B
Birmingham

CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT INC

5071 CARDINAL STREET
Trussville

Craftsman Plumbing Inc

925 Eastern Valley Rd
Bessemer

David's Plumbing & Remodeling

903 26th Ave N
Bessemer

Deca Construction

7213 Groundhog Rd
Morris

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

DRAINBLASTER PLUMBING SERVICE

2004 Draper Way
Fultondale

Driver Refrigeration Inc

3191 Lee St
Pelham

Eagle Eye Home Inspection

228 Garrison Rd
Gardendale

EAGLE SERVICE COMPANY

2601 3rd Avenue South
Birmingham

EES Energy Consulting

5821 W. Sam Houston Parkway N #400

Funky Plumbing Inc.

308-A 2nd Place Sw
Alabaster

GRISSOM SERVICE COMPANY

4907 POWELL AVE S
Birmingham

Guin Service LLC

10 55th St S
Birmingham

H&H Controlled Comfort Systems

2616 Alta Vista Cir.
Birmingham

Henderson Plumbing & Drain

2413 Jamestown Dr.
Birmingham

Home Depot

4995 Hwy 280
Birmingham

Hoover Plumbing LLC

110-B David Green Rd
Birmingham

JEWELL'S PLUMBING

PO BOX 160
Adger

John Dunn Construction

1507 Morning Sun Circle
Birmingham

K Wood Plumbing

311 N Burbank Dr
Birmingham

Keith The Plumber LLC

26131 State Hwy 79
Trafford

KENNEDY PLUMBING & HEATING

1629 SHANNON RD
Bessemer

Latta Plumbing Service

333 Decatur Hwy
Gardendale

LOVELADY PLUMBING CO

3115 Old Ivy Rd
Birmingham

LOWES

5291 HIWY 280 S
Birmingham

Mcclellan Plumbing Inc

2205 Marion St
Hoover

MORGAN PLUMBING SERVICES

6843 Scooter Dr
Trussville

Norrell Service Experts

2524 Commerce Sq W
Irondale

One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating

2406 Valleydale Rd
Birmingham

Pickle Construction and Plumbing

2631 Torrance Rd
Warrior

Pike’s Plumbing & Gas

PO Box 66
Oneonta

Pipes Plus

Columbiana

PLUMB PRO

105 WOODVIEW CIR
Chelsea

Plumb Tech Inc

100 Cloverdale Dr
Alabaster

Plumbing Professionals

126 Victory Trail
Pelham

Plumbsouth Service LLC

591 County Road 453
Cullman

Positive Plumbing & Gas LLC

4340 VANDERBILT RD UNIT B

Precision Mechanical, Inc.

P.O. Box 34
Trussville

Precision Services LLC

6632 Warrior River Road
Bessemer

PRO CONSTRUCTION LLC

1104 DUNNAVANT VALLEY RD
Birmingham

Ralph Bidwell ( Handyman )

1301 Meadow Ln
Mulga

Rent A Hubby

1817 Red Oak Place

RICHARD-ROOTER SEWER & DRAIN

230 OXMOOR CIR
Birmingham

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

3865 Industrial Dr
Birmingham

Sentry Heating, Air, Plumbing & Generators

2490 Rocky Ridge Rd
Birmingham

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning

2524 Commerce Square W
Irondale

Sewell Service Co

4316 B Centerpoint Rd
Pinson

Shawn Davis Plumbing

1522 Arcade Ter
Bessemer

Southern Renovations & Construction, LLC

5235 Pinson Valley Parkway
Pinson

Standard Heating & Air Conditioning

520 8th Street South
Birmingham

STEGALL MECHANICAL LLC

2800 5th Ave South
Birmingham

Stephens Plumbing Inc

2070 Montevallo Rd SW
Birmingham

SUPERIOR PLUMBING

PO Box 570
Alabaster

The Neighborhood Plumber

608 6th Ave SW
Alabaster

The Plumbing Dr LLC

PO Box 711
Pelham

Triple B Construction

755 County Road 15
Heflin

W C Wright & Son Heating and AC

3008 4th Ave S
Birmingham

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Whitfield Plumbing Co.

P O Box 209
Vandiver

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