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"I couldn't get my pilot to stay lit, and I didn't know what was wrong. I called the company, and someone was out to me within a couple of hours. He inspected" the unit, showed me how to clean it, and then replaced the faulty part.

-Mandy M.

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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 Derby

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Outstanding service. Very courteous and efficient with collecting details to get me an estimate. Their estimate was much better than two other companies I checked with first. Their replacement expert
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was right on time, and called me in advance to let me know he was on his way and going to be right on time. I needed to have them come out twice...not their fault, but
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showed me that my 22-yr old platform was not the right height. He showed me on his smart phone a new stand I could get on my own (saving me some extra $$) that would be perfect for a 75-
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heater and at exactly the right height. That meant that
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needed to make a 2nd trip out to my home, but I didn't get charged extra for the 2nd trip. He was right on time again for the 2nd visit. The work was professional, efficient, and I'm extremely happy with the price I was quoted...and the fact that no extra charges got "slipped in" between the time of the original estimate and when all the work was completed. Very happy with
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- Kenny G.
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Great. Diagnosed need by email photos, installed heater as scheduled. thoroughly professional. Cleaned up completely, hauled away old heater next day. No extra charges or up selling. New heater working well.
- MICHAEL N.
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I called them because it was a leaking. They came few hours after the call and replaced it the same day. They did a great job and they were very professional. They cleaned up after replacing it and didn't left anything behind. It was a great experience. I didn't have any problems with them. The price was very reasonable.
- Gary R.
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is always dependable and knowledgeable. He can repair just about anything. He has a lot of experience and ability. we've had
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out many, many times and he always does a great job. He's done everything from replacing our water heater to doing a fairly extensive kitchen remodel and installing laminate flooring. He's great.
- Brenda B.
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It was absolutely outstanding. They gave me a very good price. He came out here when he said he would going to be here, he got the job done and it was perfect. He was out here an hour after I called him.
- Jerry O.
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They did a good job but the only issue we had was getting them back out to remove the old water heater. It just would have been nice if they had stuck to their word instead of us having to call them to get them to come back out.
- Nancy M.
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When I messaged him he told me that due to new regulations he could not sell me the water heater in the deal. He said he had contacted Angie's List to take down the offer and he continued to give me excuses. He wanted to sell me a
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product for the same price. I accused him of bait and switch. He tried to talk me into not putting a review. He told me he was disgusted with me.
- Timothy W.
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Everyone I dealt with was professional and punctual. The install was clean and looks great. The system works even better! The warranty on the product and labor were the best in the area. After the large tax rebates the cost of this is about $1500- then you will have the savings of minimal electric usage for over 10 years. Financing is available.
- Jacob W.

All Water Heater Installers in Derby, CT

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A&A Plumbing & Heating LLC

91 Long Island View Rd
Milford

A&S Mechanical

9 Brentley Dr
Shelton

A-Preferred Construction

636 W. Jackson Ave
Bridgeport

Absolute Mechanical Systems LLC

62 Berlin St.
Southington

Adams Engineering

114 Pendleton Street
New Haven

Aiello Home Services

PO Box 548
Windsor Locks

Air Temp Mechanical Services

360 Captain Lewis Dr
Southington

ALL TEMP COOLING AND HEATING, LLC

400 Chapel Road
South Windsor

Apples to Apples Inc.

1204 Main Street
Branford

AppliancePartsPros.com

16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

Atlantic Mechanical Services Inc

345 Nutmeg Road South
South Windsor

Automatic TLC Energy

64 Oakland Ave
East Hartford

BEECH AIR

379 Goshen Rd
Torrington

BENDER KITCHEN DESIGN GALLERY

335 EAST ST
New Haven

Brooks Energy

1 Canal St
Terryville/Bristol

Bryans Plumbing

72 Peck St
Milford

Castle Developers, LLC

1131 Tolland Tpke.
Manchester

Chickos Energy Services

230B Rowe Ave
Milford

Chris's Plumbing

30 Dwight St
New Britain

Clog Master LLC

400 Middle St
Bristol

COASTAL INC PLUMBING AND HEATING

14 Marion Ave.
Milford

Cole Heating & Cooling Inc.

100 S Main St
Seymour

connecticutwindow

PO BOX 809
Somers

Connection Plumbing & Heating LLC

25 Buckingham Pl
Milford

Connection Plumbing & Heating LLC

25 Buckingham Pl.
Milford

CT Handyman Construction

80 Hillandale Rd
Danbury

CW Home Improvements, LLC

26 Cadbury Pl
Naugatuck

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Donald Sullivan and Sons

980 South Main Street
Plantsville

Douglas Mechanical Services Inc

47 Northhampton Ln
Plainville

DPMHANDYMANSERVICES, LLC

118 jude ln
Southington

East Coast Mechanical Inc

1187 Highland Ave
Cheshire

EASTERN FUEL

3552 WHITNEY AVE
Hamden

Eastern Mechanical Services

3 Starr Street
Danbury

Empire Remodeling

27 Joseph St
Manchester

Field Plumbing and Heating

123 W Main St
Plainville

Fitzgerald & Wood Inc

85 Rogers St
Branford

Fletcher's Plumbing & Heating

216 Central St
Bristol

G.J. Giacco, Corp.

10 Cooper St.
Meriden

Glasco Heating & Air Conditioning Inc

56 Glendale Rd
South Windsor

Greco & Haines Inc

1730 Derby Milford Rd
Derby

Handyworks Remodeling

50 Wild Life Dr
Wallingford

Home Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC

8 Coyle Drive
West Haven

Hulse H Inc

294 Benton St
Stratford

Independent Mechanical

PO box 304
Uncasville

J & J Construction

2402 Harbor View Drive
Rocky Hill

Jack's Plumbing & Repair

7 Schumacher Dr
Ansonia

Jamestown Technologies

280 Callegari Dr
West Haven

JIM T'S PLUMBING SERVICE

607 South Stone St.
West Suffield

JLS Design LLC.

1 Prospect St
New Britain

JONES PLUMBING & HEATING

9 JUGGERNAUT RD
Prospect

L-Train Electric

130 Marlborough St
Portland

Lassen Heating & Cooling LLC

230 South Washington Street
Plainville

LAURETTI PLUMBING INSTALLS LLC.

785 Middle St # 5
Bristol

LCP General Contractors LLC

301 Berkeley Rd
Fairfield

M WILCOX HEATING LLC

PO BOX 306
Naugatuck

MALANGONE PLUMBING, LLC

17 Mix Avenue
West Haven

Master Mechanical LLC

2649 North Main Street
Waterbury

Matt's Pro Plumbing Inc

43 Brooke Meadow Rd
Berlin

Matteo Plumbing LLC

30 MacAthur Road

Mirando Plumbing LLC

56 Elliott Dr
Plantsville

Modern Furniture For Less

1770 Boston Post Rd.
Milford

Modern Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC

1015 Bridgeport Ave
Milford

MTR, LLC

44 Goose Lane
Tolland

NEW ENGLAND SMART ENERGY

34 Sherman Court
Fairfield

NORTH HAVEN MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS

360 R SACKETT POINT RD
North Haven

Northern Comfort Services LLC

160 Sandbank Rd.
Cheshire

Nutmeg Mechanical Services Inc

130 Utopia Rd
Manchester

Nutmeg Plumbing & Heating

78 Haddam Neck Rd
East Hampton

PHD Services LLC

PO Box 241
Cromwell

Plumbers Plus LLC

P.O. Box 131
Watertown

Preferred Propane

64 Windsor Ave
Vernon Rockville

Professional Water Systems

963 Ethan Allen Hwy
Ridgefield

PSM Remodeling

244 Handel Road
East Hartford

Quinn Plumbing & Heating LLC

34 Raccio Park Rd
Hamden

R.C. Plumbing & HVAC

54 Cambridge Ct
Beacon Falls

Rapid Plumbing Service Inc.

11 Homesteader Lane
West Haven

RAPS PLUMBING & HEATING

554 Boston Post Road
Milford

Raymond Road Sewer and Drain

37 Raymond Rd
West Hartford

Reliable Plumbing & Pump Service

17A Herman Drive
Simsbury

Renovation & Storm Solutions LLC

116 Main Street
Rockfall

Rhodes Pump Service

2351 Boston Post Rd
Guilford

Rick's Plumbing Service Inc

1050 Bridgeport Ave
Milford

Rivercliff Fuel Inc.

155 Wheelers Farms Rd
Milford

ROUSSEAU PLUMBING & HEATING

50 United Drive
North Haven

SALERNO HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING LLC

105 Riverview Avenue
Branford

SEARS HARDWARE STORE

852 N COLONY RD
Wallingford

Service Stars Inc

48 Pembroke Road
Danbury

Shield St 24/7 Plumbing Co

152 Shield St
West Hartford

SM Welch Remodeling

16 Ogden Lord Road
Marlborough

speedypride services llc

1140 wolcott rd
Wolcott

Standard Oil Of Connecticut

299 Bishop Ave
Bridgeport

Steve Basso Plumbing Heating And Ac

83 Brookfiled Ave
Bridgeport

Superior Fuel Inc.

240 Railroad Hill St
Waterbury

Superior Stone and Fireplace LLC

3876 Whitney Ave
Hamden

Top Level Inc

180 Wetherell St
Manchester

Total Mechanical Systems LLC

140 New Britan Ave
Plainville

Tri-City Appliance

20 Furniture Row
Milford

Viglione Heating & Cooling Inc

259 Commerce St
East Haven

Walsh Family Contracting LLC

6 Moulthrop St
Ansonia

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Water Dr LLC

14 Greenfield Dr.
Ansonia

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