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"The last time I talked to him he was able to help us over the phone. We use him regularly and he's helped us with a lot of things over the years. He's a very kind, personable gentleman.

-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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When should I replace my water heater?

Dear Angie: My water heater is past its expected lifetime. Should I automatically replace it or wait until it fails?

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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 Garden City

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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.

Water Heater Installers in Garden City, ID

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A+ Draincleaning and Plumbing LLC.

1247 Midland Blvd
Nampa

A1 Handyman

3761 S Gekeler Lane #172
Boise

A1 Plumbing & Perfect Air

119 E 42nd St
Garden City

Access Heating & Air Conditioning Inc

2040 E Fairview Ave
Meridian

Accurbore Inc

11567 Lake Shore Dr
Nampa

Advanced Heating And Cooling

721 N Ralstin Pl
Meridian

Affordable Heating and Cooling, LLC

1577 N Linder MB #124
Kuna

Air 1 Heating and Cooling

2422 12th Avenue Rd
Nampa

All Star Plumbing & Restoration

4511 N Glenwood St
Boise

Allstar Builders

3313 W. Cherry Ln.
Meridian

Anderson Plumbing

3330 SE Division St # 203

Anfinson Plumbing and Mechanical LLP

4949 Sunderland Dr
Boise

AppliancePartsPros.com

16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

Ashley Heating & Air Conditioning

8243 W Westpark St
Boise

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

5200 Mitchelldale Dr.

Big Sky Heating and Air Conditioning LLC

404 Marble Valley Way
Caldwell

Burton's Remodel

4208 N. Eiguren Plc
Boise

CAN-ADA ROOTER

PO BOX 4626
Boise

Capital Mobile Home Service

9382 Maple Hill Dr
Boise

Carter Comfort Systems

25497 Emmett Road
Caldwell

Chris Wright

1217 Broadway Ave. #105
Boise

Cloverdale Plumbing Company Inc

11627 Fairview Ave
Boise

Coelho Plumbing Service,Inc

PO Box 190962
Boise

COOPER PLUMBING

PO Box 714
Nampa

D & M ELECTRIC

2624 AARON DR
Nampa

DIAMOND HEATING & COOLING

4464 Chinden Blvd.
Garden City

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Douglas A Hatfield

10001 Grunewald Rd

Drake Mechanical

5551 W Gowen Rd
Boise

Dyer Property Maintenance Llc.

714 S. Berwick Dr.
Boise

ELECTRIC EXPERTS, INC

23553 FREEZEOUT RD
Caldwell

Elite Mechanical, Inc.

1685 W Lonesome Dove
Meridian

Evenflo Heating & Air Conditioning

419 W Broadway
Meridian

Express Plumbing Service

3210 Airport Rd.
Nampa

GRANDPA'S PLUMBING

3313 W CHERRY LN
Meridian

Handyman Matters

4837 North Bluegrass Avenue
Boise

Jim's Heating & Cooling

9171 W State Street
Garden City

JMD Plumbing

818 S Wild Phlox Pl
Boise

JSC Handyman Services Inc

11965 W Goldenrod Ave
Boise

K & K Plumbing

PO Box 22198

LOW COST HEATING & AIR LLC

7 CLEAR CREEK CIR
Boise

MASTER ROOTER PLUMBING

280 N BALTIC PL
Meridian

matt's handyman service

11962 Bonnie ln.
Nampa

McDaniel Plumbing

13601 W McMillan Rd
Boise

MERIDIAN PLUMBING

480 E FRANKLIN
Meridian

Mr Rooter Plumbing of Boise

751 Meadowland Dr
Boise

NAMPA SEPTIC & PLUMBING SVC

5489 HAPPY VALLEY RD
Kuna

North Country Heating Air & Appliance Repair

16452 Silvercreek Ave
Caldwell

Overall Plumbing

1505 Southside Blvd
Nampa

OWYHEE SHEET METAL

1020 1ST ST S
Nampa

Plumbing Solutions Of Idaho

PO Box 1025
Meridian

Precision Plumbing and Mechanical

4115 N 10 Mile Rd
Meridian

Primary Electric Inc

276 N Maple Grove Rd
Boise

PV's Perfect Homes

3151 n boulder creek pl
Meridian

R JOHNSON PLUMBING INC

283 E. Rockingham Dr.
Eagle

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

2280 E Commercial St
Meridian

Roy's Plumbing

P.O. Box 983
Meridian

Royal Flush Plumbing

18986 Tranquill Pl
Caldwell

San-Ray Plumbing Co.

11650 W McGraw Dr
Nampa

Scotty's Potty's Plumbing

2725 N Five Mile Rd
Boise

Steve's Service Plumbing, Inc

4221 alma lane
Nampa

Superior Water & Air Boise

280 N Maple Grove
Boise

Sweets plumbing

899 N Cornflower Ave
Kuna

TED DUMONT HVAC INC

4753 GLENWOOD ST
Garden City

The Trade Source HVAC-R

415 E. 51st ST.
Garden City

TML Service Experts

120 E 40th St
Garden City

Troys Plumbing

PO Box 855
Kuna

Veterans Plumbing Corp

1211 N. Gage Ln
Nampa

Viking Sewer & Drain, Inc

PO Box 5925
Boise

Waddell Plumbing

9977 W Bigwood Dr
Boise

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Water World

5579 W Overland Rd
Boise

Wickstrom Plumbing Co

4121 Garrity Boulevard
Nampa

Workhorse Plumbing

275 E Ustick Rd
Meridian

YMC Inc

2975 Lanark
Meridian

Young Plumbing And Mechanical

310 N. Garden St.
Boise

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