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-Catherine G.

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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 Melbourne Beach

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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 Melbourne Beach, FL

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ALL 4 ONE GAS SVC INC

1580 BREAM ST
Merritt Island

All About Septic Service Inc

1611 S 29th St
Fort Pierce

All City Plumbing Two Inc

1680 Southwest Bayshore Blvd
Port Saint Lucie

All Contractor Services Rooter One

PO Box 13852
Fort Pierce

All Elements Mechanical Corp

776 Bennett Dr
Longwood

All Pro Plumbing Of Brevard

3670 Hield Rd
West Melbourne

All-City Plumbing

804 Oak St
Melbourne Beach

American Air Heat of Brevard Inc.

4055 RIOMAR DR
Rockledge

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

AppliancePartsPros.com

16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

Auger's Plumbing Inc

802 Emden Ave NW
Palm Bay

Barber Plumbing Co.

117 Seagrape Road
Melbourne Beach

Bruce Rowat's Plumbing

699 Samuel Chase Lane
Melbourne

Call Mark

545 Gateway Drive
Merritt Island

Carl Kandiko Plumbing Service

4165 Dow Rd
Melbourne

Choice Electrical

795 Plantation Rd
Merritt Island

Climatic Solar Corp

650 2nd Ln
Vero Beach

Comfort Pro A/C

340 Stan Dr.
Melbourne

Como Oil and Propane

1731 Palmers Ave
Vero Beach

Competitive Plumbing & Irrigation

250 Sherwood Ave
Satellite Beach

Dave's Plumbing & Drain Cleaning

3020 Yukon Ct
Melbourne

Drain Wizard Plumbing & Heating

242 Guss Hipp
Rockledge

Durham and Sons Inc

1947 N Harbor City Blvd
Melbourne

E K Coggin Plumbing Inc

650 Eyster Blvd
Rockledge

EAGLE PLUMBING & AIR INC

387 Dunlap Ave SE
Palm Bay

East Coast Plumbing Co Inc

1805 Canova St SE
Palm Bay

East Coast Pool's and Solar

320 Hickory ave
Merritt Island

Eureka! Plumbing, LLC

270 Malabar Rd SW # 111
Palm Bay

Excel Solar

3860 Toby Ave.
Malabar

Flashy Footwear

PO Box 236152
Cocoa

Florida Plumbing Plus Inc

400 Norwood Ave
Satellite Beach

Furrow Plumbing LLC

119 Brown St SE
Palm Bay

G.A.S.

West Vero Bch.
Vero Beach

Gas Appliance Services

Vero Beach
Vero Beach

Gatell Plumbing Services Inc

PO Box 101187
Palm Bay

George Hamilton Plumbing Inc

968 E Eau Gallie Blvd
Satellite Beach

GPR Handyman Service

2908 Jasmine St.
Titusville

GPS Plumbing

2860 Kirby Cir NE
Palm Bay

Grand Electric Inc

109 Nelson Ave
Melbourne

Green Lantern, LLC

13101 Rachael Blvd
Alachua

H&H Plumbing Contractors Inc

7605 Progress Cir
Melbourne

Handyman Dan

Rockledge

I.R.C. Plumbing Inc.

1087 Persian Lane
Sebastian

JERRY'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS

414 OAKRIDGE AVE
Cocoa

John Bennette Plumbing Inc

3270 Brentwood Ln
Melbourne

KEN & CARRIE'S BEACH PLUMBING

10 FRANCIS ST.
Cocoa Beach

Leaf Solar Power

2223 2nd Ave N
Lake Worth

Lord General Contractors Corporation

Post Office Box 99
Indian Rocks Beach

LOWE'S

2150 MINTON RD
Melbourne

Maxwell And Son Inc

920 Truman St
Sebastian

McCullough Plumbing Inc

986 Poinsetta St
Cocoa

McKinney Plumbing

7210 N Highway 1 Apt 101
Cocoa

Meeks Plumbing Inc

5555 US Hwy 1
Vero Beach

Mid Florida Air Conditioning Inc

4270 Dow road
Melbourne

Murphy Family Electric

500 N Washington St

Perry Wright Home Repairs

2462 Elsie Cir
Cocoa

Petro Plumbing Service Inc

157 N Orlando Ave
Cocoa Beach

Pineapple Bay Home Improvements & Repair

1686 Pineapple Ave
Melbourne

Pingston Electric, LLC

131 Tomahawk Dr
Indian Harbour Beach

PLS Remodeling Inc

32140 Chipola Trl
Sorrento

Plumbing Masters of Central Florida

361 Williams Point Blvd
Cocoa

Prestige Handyman Service INC

891 Natroma Ave SW
Palm Bay

Pro-Tech Property Preservation, LLC

765 Seven Gables Circle SE
Melbourne

Quality 1st Plumbing

920 Harrison St
Sebastian

Reliable Enterprises of Brevard, Inc.

1220 ASHLYN DR
West Melbourne

Roman Plumbing

1270 N Wickham
Melbourne

S & W Kitchens Inc

461 E State Road 434
Longwood

Snyder Plumbing

1525 Old Dixie Hwy
Vero Beach

SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS of Brevard, Inc.

1682 N HARBOR CITY BLVD
Melbourne

SPACE COAST PLUMBING INC

PO Box 121770
Melbourne

Space Coast Property Services

1220 Cheney Hwy.
Titusville

Sun Plumbing

820 E Seminole Ave
Melbourne

Suntree-Viera Plumbing

1747 Croghan Dr
Melbourne

Total Home Roofing and Construction

3 Locations:Orlando, Brevard and Volusia Counties
Orlando

Treasure Coast Plumbing

1980 west barefoot place
Vero Beach

TUCKERS CUT RATE PLUMBING INC

2915 S HARBOR CITY BLVD
Melbourne

Vinnys Home Repair Unlimited

140 Tomahawk Dr
Indian Harbour Beach

Walker Plumbing Services Inc

4355 Dow Rd. #122
Melbourne

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

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