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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 Thomasville

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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 Thomasville, NC

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A-CO Heating and Cooling LLC

6274 AL Philpott Hwy

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P.O. Box 10943
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Advanced Appliance Service

3907 Reynolda Rd
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Affordable Plumbing Heating & Air Inc

3704 Madison Ave
Greensboro

After 5 Plumbing, LLC

3348 Alma Ln.
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Air Treatment Inc

4110 Romaine St
Greensboro

All & All Maintenance & Cleaning LLC

1457 Embler Rd
Lexington

ALL YEAR COOLING & HEATING

232 INDUSTRIAL WY
Kernersville

Allure Plumbing

20 Whitaker Pl
Thomasville

Ander Walker Plumbing, Inc.

319 Elam Ave
Ramseur

Apex Diversified Services

1603 Lovette St
Greensboro

AppliancePartsPros.com

16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

AR Home Improvements, LLC

216 Athens Drive
Winston Salem

Aspire Heating & Cooling

433 North Main St
Mocksville

ATKINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS

418 TWIN CREEKS RD
Clemmons

B & B MECHANICAL INC

5071 FOLLANSBEE RD
Winston Salem

Beanie's Tots

PO Box 17391
Winston Salem

Beaver Brothers Inc

807 Corporate Cir
Salisbury

Berico Fuels Inc

2200 E Bessemer Ave
Greensboro

Branson Plumbing & Solar

5608 Clarence Rd
Julian

CAC Plumbing LLC

PO Box 1015
Granite Corie

Carolina Plumbing Co

719 Mattress Factory Rd
Mebane

Carolina Quality Heating & Air

PO Box 339
Mc Leansville

Carolinas Energy Solutions

4914 Rhondan Rd.
Summerfield

Central Carolina Air Conditioning

1800 Fairfax Rd
Greensboro

CHISHOLM SVC INC

PO Box 1977
Burlington

Comfort Control Systems

234 South Main St.
King

Crystal Clear Plumbing Repair

5340 Cypress lane
Climax

Custom Electric of NC Inc

PO Box 533
Summerfield

Dan's Handyman Services

5400 Audrey Rd.
Greensboro

Dease Plumbing LLC

107 Back Forty Dr
Winston Salem

Delta Mechanical Inc

2486 Lawrenceville Hwy

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Dotson Plumbing

223 N Cherry St
Kernersville

Dream, Design & Build, LLC

803 Celtic Crossing Drive
High Point

Earl On Call A Handy Man Company

556 Brintle Rd
Reidsville

ECONOMY PLUMBING SERVICES, INC.

2621 DALLAS AVENUE
High Point

EDWARDS & MILLS INC

107 S WALNUT CIR
Greensboro

G & B ENERGY

1100 NC HWY 801 N
Advance

Gary Griffin and Son Plumbing Company INC.

2324 Wickham Rd
Kernersville

Green Planet Energy Solutions

9101 Southern Pine Blvd Ste 320
Charlotte

GREENSBORO PLUMBING & HEATING

6905 Downwind Rd Ste G
Greensboro

Guy P Harty Plumbing

3905 Walker Ave
Greensboro

Gwyn Electrical Plumbing Heating And Cooling

3941 Westpoint Blvd
Winston Salem

Hopkins Plumbing & Water Filtration, LLC

409 Fernway Drive
Burlington

Horne Heating and Air Conditioning

6805 Craig St
Charlotte

HUNT'S PLUMBING CO

RR 11
Lexington

JDB Plumbing

7185 Friendship Church Road
Mcleansville

Jimmys Plumbing & Repair, Inc.

1730 Jackson Lake Rd
High Point

John Michael & Associates, Inc

119 Seminole Dr
Winston Salem

Johns Plumbing HVAC

PO Box 8496
Greensboro

JONES PLUMBING INC

302 Concord St
Greensboro

JW Smith Plumbing Inc

5114 W Market St
Greensboro

Kay Heating & A/C

809 Post St
Greensboro

Leonard Power Vac & Home Improvement

5950 Skylark Road
Pfafftown

LOWES HOME IMPROVEMENT

3001 BATTLEGROUND AVE
Greensboro

MAE-SON SERVICE

7404 Elmont Ct
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Master Plumbers of NC

PO Box 570
Stokesdale

Michael J Payne Plumbing

2233 shadow valley rd
High Point

mikes handyman

239 lakeview church road
Linwood

Mitchell Floor Covering

5218 Harvey Road
Jamestown

Mr Rooter Preferable Plumbing

2966 S church street
Burlington

NC Benchmark

Kernersville

NC Solar Now

3401-101 Atlantic Avenue
Raleigh

P F Plumbing

6221 Hacker Bend Ct
Winston Salem

PENDERGRASS & HOLDER PLUMBING

PO BOX 177
Pfafftown

Pete Wall Plumbing Co

835 Winston St
Greensboro

PF Plumbing

6221 Hackers Bend Ct
Winston Salem

PLUMBMASTERS PLUMBING & PUMP

PO BOX 11773
Winston Salem

Pro Plumbing Heating & Air

446 Teebo Rd
Lexington

PROFESSIONAL PLUMBING SYSTEMS & SERVICES

919 TURRENTINE ST
Burlington

Quality Heating & A/C - Quality Oil Co

1540 Silas Creek Pkwy
Winston Salem

QUALITY PLUMBING

P.O. Box 2592
High Point

R&R Plumbing

7204 B Stinson Hartis Rd.
Indian Trail

Randell McLendon's Plumbing Co.

2966 S. Church St.
Burlington

Rapid Recovery

4219 A. Edith Lane
Greensboro

Raymond Brown Well Company

PO Box 337
Danbury

RBM SERVICES

P.O. Box 485
Pleasant Garden

Realized Renovations

1400 Battleground Ave
Greensboro

Reedy's Air Conditioning & Heating Service, Inc.

643 Brookstown Ave
Winston Salem

ROC Mechancial

145 Mayhew Ln
Mocksville

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

1409 Boulder Ct
Greensboro

SesCon Inc.

2001 Janell Dr
Greensboro

SIMREL PLUMBING & HAULING

3 S LEXINGTON DR
Lexington

Sloan Plumbing

225 Forest Dr
Kernersville

Southern Energy Management

101 Kitty Hawk Dr
Morrisville

SOUTHERN SERVICES OF LEXINGTON

1203 WINSTON RD
Lexington

Sowers Services

201 crosscreek rd
Lexington

Stephen's Plumbing Service

2002 Lancey Dr
Thomasville

Tedder Construction

2024 Pine Bluff St.
Greensboro

The Plumber

172 Avondale Rd
Mount Airy

The Plumbing Service Co

305 Pineview Dr
Kernersville

The Water Heater Experts

5009 Beatties Ford Rd
Greensboro

Waldorfs Home Improvements

4617 Byers Ridge Dr.
Greensboro

Wall Turner Co

150 Kapp St
Winston Salem

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Water Purification Consultants, Inc.

682 Blue Rock Ct
Winston Salem

Yes Dear

9307 smoke Hollow rd
Kernersville

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