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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.

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"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.

 

 

 

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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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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.

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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

Water Heater Repair And Installation reviews in Englewood

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
- CRISTINE P.
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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.

- DENNIS A.
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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.
- ADAM G.
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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.
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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.

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2136 Belvo Rd
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A Dependable Plumbing

8724 N Dixie Dr
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A to Z Remodeling LLC

7313 S Range Line Rd
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A-Abel

440 Congress Park Dr
Centerville

Aaron Kramer Plumbing

3778 Willow Creek Dr.
Dayton

Accurate Plumbing Sales & Service

183-A E 6th St
Franklin

ACE Contracting

4581 Trenton oxford rd

Advanced Home Solutions

7901 Marcia Dr
Franklin

Affordable Remodeling

615 Franklin Ave.
Union

Air Conditioning & Heating Service Co

4676 Federal Rd
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ALL AMERICAN PLUMBING, LLC

1428 E. SOCIAL ROW ROAD
Dayton

All Service Handyman LLC

3252 Drew Rd
Arcanum

ALL SKILL SERVICES

5335 Springboro Pike Ste D
Moraine

All Spark Electric

P.O. BOX 456
Dayton

AppliancePartsPros.com

16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

AquaProof Inc

12097 Mosteller Rd
Cincinnati

Armada Air Care

2601 Circle View Dr
Kettering

Baker Heating & Cooling

2500 N Main St
Dayton

BC Remodeling

Springfield

Bear's Home Improvements LLC

79 Finch St.
Dayton

BEASON SERVICES

3560 W. Siebenthaler Avenue
Dayton

BLR Mechanical

4871 HOLLANSBURG-TAMPICO RD
Greenville

Bluestone Controls

907 cottonwood rd
Dayton

Brenneman Heating and A/C

PO Box 340041
Beaver Creek

Brewer Plumbing

Miamisburg

Browning Plumbing

213 S Short St
Troy

Butcher Construction

321 West 12th St

Butler Heating and Air Conditioning Company

120 Springfield Street
Dayton

c.a.l.l. construction l.l.c.

5095 Waynesville Jamestown Rd
Jamestown

Choice Comfort Services

150 N Dixie Dr
Vandalia

CJS Heating & Air

7915 S Suburban Rd
Centerville

Claggett's Fix It All LLC

4449 Harbison St
Dayton

Complete Plumbing

3060 Springboro Pike
Dayton

D & B Plumbing Service LLC

221 E Krepps Rd
Xenia

D M Thompson Chimney Repair Specialist LLC.

4084 Dayton Xenia Road
Beavercreek

DaSu Distributors

150 McGee Drive

Davis Plumbing & Drain Clng

PO Box 292556
Dayton

Deer Heating & Cooling Inc

351 N Broad St
Fairborn

DTS Plumbing LLC

28 Volkenand Ave
Dayton

Duff Plumbing Co

116 S Broad St
Middletown

ElectriCity LLC

3195 Plainfield road
Kettering

Environmental Doctor

438 Windsor Park Dr
Dayton

Ernst Home Improvement & Renovations

313 Drake Ave
New Carlisle

Farquhar Heating and Air

PO Box 751475
Dayton

Five Star Plumbing,llc

200 Renwood Pl
Springboro

Glaser Softwater Inc

939 W Main St
Tipp City

Greater Dayton Construction Group

4197 Research Blvd
Dayton

GreenTech Energy Solutions LLC

1587 State Route 68N.
Xenia

GSI Contractors

2700 North Emerald
Dayton

H&S Plumbing Inc

5590 W Kessler Cowlesville Rd
West Milton

HANDYMAN ACE HARDWARE STORES

4249 N MAIN ST
Dayton

HANDYMAN ACE HARDWARE STORES

1950 E STROOP RD
Dayton

Handyman24Seven

2232 Ketwood Pl
Dayton

Heeter Plumbing LLC

8633 N Dixie Dr
Dayton

Helping Handyman LLC

4351 Andrea dr
Kettering

Hobbs Construction & Remodeling

4069 Forest Ridge Blvd

Integrity Plumbing Solutions

3561 garianne dr
Dayton

J & M HEATING & COOLING

210 SHEETS ST
Englewood

J and B Custom Painting

10993 North Shore Dr
Hillsboro

JBR Plumbing

17 Gebhart
Dayton

KC Services LLC

266 Skyview Dr
Vandalia

McLean Plumbing

1795 Needmore Rd
Xenia

Meibers & Sons, LLC

4412 Hidden oaks ln
Liberty Township

MILLER & SONS PLUMBING

341 N. Main St.
Miamisburg

Miller And Sons Plumbing

341 N Main St
Miamisburg

Narrow Path Plumbing

3198 Old Winchester Trl
Xenia

Next Level Home Solutions

PO Box 752214
Dayton

Nichols Plumbing

6119 Moss Hill Court
Huber Heights

Nu-Finish General Contracting

1923 W. Bataan
Dayton

Pappaw's Home Repairs

11163 Gerlaugh Rd.
Medway

Peebles Homes and Remodeling

4400 Willow Creek Circle
Bellbrook

PERFECTION PLUMBING

1380 DAFLER RD
West Alexandria

Performance Solutions 1

3912 E. Patterson Rd
Beavercreek

Plumb Crazy

46 Rogers Drive
Germantown

Plumbing Installers

633 N. Broad St. Fairborn, OH, 45324
Fairborn

PLUMBING RESOURCES

1005 Moccasin Trail
Xenia

Prudential Construction Group

140 N Keowee Street
Dayton

Rehabs R Us

569 Adrian Ct
Brookville

Remedy Plumbing LLC

4254 Richmond Palestine Rd
New Madison

Restoration Resources LLC

2575 Belvo Rd
Miamisburg

RPM Contracting

8375 N. County Line Rd.
Union

RSC Property Maintenance

Oak Brook Drive
Centerville

Scott's Electric

312 E. Wenger Rd.
Englewood

Shawnee Heating And Air LLC

658 Cincinnati Ave
Xenia

Smart Energy Solutions

302 Court of Elm

South Home Air

1120 E Central Ave
Dayton

South Home Air

1120 E Dixie Dr.
Dayton

STEBBINS PLUMBING & HEATING

621 E DIXIE DR
Dayton

Stevenson Service Experts

799 Space Dr
Beavercreek

Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling

55R Compark
Centerville

SutterCreek Remodeling & Repair

P. O. Box 602
Miamisburg

Sutton Plumbing Inc

7 W Main St
New Lebanon

TC Mechanical

p.o. box 215
New Carlisle

The Qualified Plumber

4120 Kinsey Rd
Englewood

Tiger Plumbing Inc

10352 Upper Lewisburg Rd
Brookville

Trademark Electric

603 Congress Park Dr
Dayton

Universal Construction

PO Box 785
Verona

Vent and Cover

306-7337 137 st

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Watts Plumbing

4325 Lone Wolf Ave
Springfield

William Brockman & Sons Inc

114 Valley St
Dayton

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