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"I have a rental property that has no hot water/heat. I called them today, and they told me they've now gone to a system where they do the work and bill me right" away ($1,999) vs sending me an invoice like they used to. That was a surprise, since normally I have longer to gather the funds. Here's the kicker. I've always been prompt with my payments, but they told me if I didn't get them the check before 3:30pm today, they'd charge me extra. I got the check there a little late, and now they're billing me extra. They didn't warn me this change was being made, they just did it.

-Sarah B.

"They serviced the hot water heater and turned up the temp as asked. He also noticed the sump pump was not working and gave me a quote for replacement without being" pushy about doing it that day. Very happy with the service and courtesy of the employee.

-Tracy P.

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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.





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


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.

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.
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 Bessemer


I am looking to replace my 15 year old hot water tank. Going through Angie's List I found as a possible company.
Called to get quote and was told by the receptionist that they do not give quotes over the phone and that they would have to come out to do that. Asked if I would be charged for ...More that she said Yes...$97. Of course she says that will be applied to invoice if I chose them.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME! They could come out and give me a quote well above other reputable companies and if I decide not to go with them I'm out $100!!
Family Heating and Cooling and other companies gave me a quote over the phone without needing to come out.
Money grab by !! They won't get this job or any other Heating and Cooling needs I have. I won't even waste my time calling them if that is the way they do business. What a rip off.
- Kellee R.

Dealing with was great. We had an emergency, and he came right out and fixed the problem. Fast, reliable and the BEST workmanship. I highly recommend 's Plumbing!
- Andrew S.

I was in the process of moving into the home I had just purchased and was told by Atmos that I had a leak in my line. I called a plumber "recommended" by the gas company. That plumber came out that day, told me the leak was in my yard and said he had to replace the entire line for $3000. This was all on Friday and we set-up a time for Monday. ...More On Friday night I called on the recommendation of a coworker. We set-up a time for Saturday (the day we were moving into our house). came out within the time window and diagnosed my problem as being inside my house. He then came back on Sunday to finish the fix. He found the leak and fixed it. No problems at all.
I would without a doubt recommend this company to anyone and will continue to use them for all my plumbing needs. Give him a call - you won't be disappointed.
- David C.

He arrived in a timely manner, was tidy, taking off his shoes upon entering the house, and was polite and informative. I definitely recommend this company to others.

The company was very responsive. They sent me an email about 35 minutes after I purchased the coupon. That was on a Tuesday afternoon. I called them and scheduled them to come out for the service first thing on Friday. Their technician, arrived on time. He was very good and very knowledgeable. We had been having problems ...More with the furnace burners going on and then shutting off while the fan stayed on blowing cold air. He quickly found that the problem was a dirty flame sensor, and cleaned it. He also noticed that the burner furthest to the right was making a rattling noise only when the fan came on. He said in his experience that usually meant there was a crack in the heat exchanger. He said if that was the case, it was time for a new furnace. He inspected the heat exchanger with a camera scope. Upon close inspection with the camera, he could not find a crack. He discovered that 2 screws were missing that attached a back plate to the heat exchanger right behind the rattling burner. This was probably done by a technician we had out previously. He replaced the missing screws, reassembled everything, and the rattling noise was gone. He said it was the first time in 15 years he had seen something like that be the cause of the noise. Most technicians would have just tried to sell me a new furnace, claiming it was a bad heat exchanger. Instead, he fully investigated the problem and didn't give up until he found the real problem. Since my furnace is pretty old, he could have easily sold me on the idea of replacing it with a new one. Instead, he pronounced my furnace as in good working order. This says a lot about his integrity and that of his company. When I do decide to replace our aging furnace, I won't think twice about going with & Cooling to do the work. explained everything he was doing and answered all my questions about how furnaces work. When asking about using a zoned system to help even out the heat distribution in our home, he discovered that the ducting in our house is actually structured to do this. He explained how that type of system works, gave me a guess on approximate cost and told me he would email me a quote in a few days. He also told me that our 100,00 BTU furnace is oversized for the size of our house. It causes it to run very short cycles so we constantly go from cold to hot. He said our size house only needs a 70,000 BTU furnace. That size furnace would be a better fit for the square footage in our home. It would run longer cycles, reducing the hot/cold spells we now experience. I was really happy with the service I received from & Cooling. I would definitely recommend them to everyone. They are a reputable firm with knowledgeable technicians.


I just called and asked for an emergency service because our hot water heater is not working - of course on a day that we have company in from out-of-town and we are hosting our daughters 10th birthday party at our home. I was told that they do not "do hot water heaters"! The lady even put me on hold and came back to ...More tell me that. I am Beyond disappointed and would NEVER recommend this business to anyone. Especially after I just read on Angie's List that they repair hot water heaters. Clearly she did not want our business.

They were very professional and clean. They stated in black and white everything that was wrong and took pictures and showed it to me. They let me know how long it was going to take to fix it. Soon as I gave him the O.K. he was on the phone ordering the parts and new unit, and the parts arrived in about an hour as well as a helper. Once the parts came ...More in, they started working and 2 hours later, they were done and cleaned up. The installer called back the next day to make sure everything was running smoothly. Great customer service!
- Rex K.

The initial response was very good and it was determined that the way the old plumber had placed the exhaust pipe for the brine was not the correct one that should have been used and that the place it was running out to was not a good spot. The plumber re-located the pipe from expelling out towards the front to into the septic.
The plumber was ...More quick and responsive. I was just disappointed that the cost for moving the pipe had cost me more than my initial install. But maybe that was the reason the original plumbing didn't work out as expected.
Everyone I worked with and talked to was very nice and professional.
- Tammy H.

Water Heater Installers in Bessemer, AL

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A Flush Above

1939 Croydon circle

About Contractors

776 Hwy 438

AGS Installations

250 Cahaba Valley Parkway N

AJ'S Plumbing & Gas

1667 Rex Lake Road



All State Plumbing Inc.

102 Mohawk Dr

All Trades Inc.

5885 snowville brent rd



American HomeCrafter Inc.

4249 4th Ave S Apt D1

American Plumbing Services

1142 Alford Ave


16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

armstrong and self maintenance llc

4751 red valley rd

Aux Mechanical Inc

PO Box 910

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

2406 Valleydale Rd

Birmingham Income Properties

5330 Stadium Trace Parkway Suite 100

Border's Plumbing

3632 Tall Timber Dr

Brandon's Plumbing

304 Summerchase Dr

Budget Rooter & Plumbing

1532 Valley View Circlw

C & G Development, Inc.

P.O. Box 424

C & M Plumbing & Gas LLC

180 Applegate Circle

Cahaba Plumbing

3990 Christopher Dr
Vestavia Hills

Choice Maintenance

2825 Emerald ave

CJ Construction

4621 Chablis Way

Completion Specialist

1552 29th court

Construction & Management Solutions, LLC

115 Walter Davis Dr Ste B



Craftsman Plumbing Inc

PO Box 746

DaSu Distributors

150 McGee Drive

David's Plumbing & Remodeling

903 26th Ave N

Deca Construction

7213 Groundhog Rd


2041 Old Montgomery Highway


2004 Draper Way

Driver Refrigeration Inc

3191 Lee St

Eagle Eye Home Inspection

228 Garrison Rd


2601 3rd Avenue South

EES Energy Consulting

5821 W. Sam Houston Parkway N #400

Funky Plumbing Inc.

308-A 2nd Place Sw

Greg's Construction

9998 Camp Oliver Road



Guin Service LLC

10 55th St S

H&H Controlled Comfort Systems

2616 Alta Vista Cir.

Home Depot

4995 Hwy 280

HomeSmart Construction Services

270 Doug Baker Blvd, Suite 700 - 392


PO BOX 160

John Dunn Construction

1507 Morning Sun Circle

K Wood Plumbing

311 N Burbank Dr

Keith The Plumber LLC

26131 State Hwy 79



Kenwood Home Improvements & Repairs LLC

3539 Mary Taylor Rd. 812

L&S Boiler Company

3028 Todd Lane

Latta Plumbing Service

333 Decatur Hwy


5291 HIWY 280 S

Mcclellan Plumbing Inc

2205 Marion St


6843 Scooter Dr

Mr Rooter of Birmingham

2413 Jamestown Dr.

Mr. Electric of Birmingham

2410 Derby Way

Norrell Service Experts

2524 Commerce Sq W

Odd Jobs


One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating

2406 Valleydale Rd

Pickle Construction and Plumbing

2631 Torrance Rd

Pike’s Plumbing & Gas

PO Box 66

Pipes Plus




Plumbing Professionals

126 Victory Trail

Plumbsouth Service LLC

591 County Road 453

Positive Plumbing & Gas LLC


Precision Heating & Air

6632 Warrior River Rd

Precision Mechanical, Inc.

P.O. Box 34



Ralph Bidwell ( Handyman )

1301 Meadow Ln

Regency Plumbing

1039 Brian Drive

Rent A Hubby

1817 Red Oak Place



Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

3865 Industrial Dr

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning

2524 Commerce Square W

Service Masters

2455 Moody Parkway #1045

Sewell Service Co

4316 B Centerpoint Rd

Shawn Davis Plumbing

1522 Arcade Ter

Smart Energy Solutions

302 Court of Elm

Southern Renovations & Construction, LLC

5235 Pinson Valley Parkway

Standard Heating & Air Conditioning

520 8th Street South


2800 5th Ave South

Stephens Plumbing Inc

2070 Montevallo Rd SW

Straight Mountain Construction & Repaird

pleasant grove road
Pleasant Grove

Streamline Home Services

PO Box 43662


PO Box 570

The Plumbing Dr LLC

PO Box 711

Totally Extreme Contractors

14472 Rockhouse Rd

Triple B Construction

755 County Road 15

Vent and Cover

306-7337 137 st

W C Wright & Son Heating and AC

3008 4th Ave S


12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Whitfield Plumbing Co.

P O Box 209

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