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"It went OK as far as the water heater is working but the work done was not entirely completed, I had to hire an handyman to complete the service as plenty of holes" were left despite the high price tag. In comparison, I did another water heater with another company and paid only $1,000 for a better job.

-Laurent R.

"Whole house inspection identified some areas for future plumbing work. Water heater was flushed but the anode rod would not remove and there was unexpected damage" to the existing unit.
replaced the water heater at a very fair price.
was very professional and made sure that the customer was well taken care of and satisfied with the results. The work was timely and we were very happy with
, and will use their services again in the future.

-Ron and Nancy G.

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When Should I Replace My Water Heater?

Angie Hicks responds to a homeowner who says her water heater is past its expected lifetime.

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Standard storage tank water heaters typically need to be replaced after about a decade, but they can last years longer with some homeowner maintenance. When the time comes to buy a new one, there are more options for consumers to consider.

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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.





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


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.

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.
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 Westerville


I was anxious about the leaky water heater and relayed that I needed them out as soon as possible, which they were out the next morning. Repair man checked everything and gave me a price, which was $400 over the Angie's list price. When I asked him, he got very upset that the office hadn't informed him this was an Angie's list job. He got on the phone and voiced his disapproval for about 15 minutes.
All in all, it took about 2 hours. He cleaned everything up. I paid the bill. He gave me a prechecked evaluation form to sign. Told me the city would send an inspector in 4-6 weeks. Still haven't heard from the city. (Today is October 5) and he left.
Water heater works great.
- Melody M.

I had just had a new water heater installed and it quit working within 12 hours. I was referred to
Westerville Water Heater Installers Provider Name Locked
for the warranty work. It turned out that the hot surface igniter had died. They were very courteous and helpful in diagnosing the problem and getting the parts ordered. The parts arrived overnight and the water heater was repaired that day.
- Neil V.

Provider measured water pressure at certain points, checked
water flow into the house, reviewed piping system. Also suggested and estimated
price for improving the flow. As I learned it was not the best solution and price.


Our hot water heater started leaking Saturday afternoon. They gave me a quote on the phone, and then came out Sunday and replaced the heater with a new one, and a new
Westerville Water Heater Installers Provider Name Locked
, and new lines in. Normally they don't come out on a Sunday but they were really nice and made an exception for us. The installer
Westerville Water Heater Installers Provider Name Locked
was on time and very professional.
- Beth S.

I believe that this company took advantage of my mother. The representative from this company told her that if she left it the way it was, it could potentially cause more damage down the road. Rather than giving her any options for repairs or different levels of quality machines, they pushed her into purchasing the most expensive top of the line water heater that they offer. She's 87 years old and she was extremely nervous and felt pressured during the sales process. I called the company to speak with one of their representatives,
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, who seemed to feel that the servicemen did what was necessary to bring everything up to code. She lives in a historical home neighborhood and the normal code updates don't apply when it comes to changing out a product, only when you're doing renovations etc. I'm not upset with the quality of work, I'm upset that the price was so high for something that wouldn't have needed to be done with the most expensive product.
- Robbie H.

After claim was filed Water Heater Only contacted me with a 30 minute time frame for tech to show up,
Westerville Water Heater Installers Provider Name Locked
arrived and was very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Had job completed in 3 hours. Never used company before but will hightly recommend to others.

Water heater went out, called home warranty insurance and
Westerville Water Heater Installers Provider Name Locked
agreed to come out at 3 pm and make the change.
Westerville Water Heater Installers Provider Name Locked
was very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Finished in 3 hours.

The relationship got off to a very rocky start. The day they were supposed to arrive for the installation of the original hot water heater I called four times to determine when they would arrive as well as get more information on the tank. The first three times I was told to be patient and that the person would arrive within my time window which was in itself far too wide (4 hours). 15 minutes before they were to arrive I called again to find out that there was no one coming as the person assigned to the job was not scheduled to work that day! When I was rightfully upset, the original person I talked to had nothing to offer but a grudging apology. And, when I asked to speak to a manager, apparently there was only one manager and she was "in a meeting" and could not take the call.
At this point I was prepared to call the whole thing off. The reason I went with Angie's List was to minimize the prospect of being ripped off or finding myself with bad service and here I had just spent half a day waiting for someone that the company told me repeatedly was going to show up only to tell me at the END of this FOUR HOUR WINDOW that that person was not even at work AT ALL the whole day. They had three opportunities to let me know that this appointment needed to be rescheduled and they blew it.
But then, the manager actually did call me in the middle of my first review and I decided to give them a second
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. The technician did come the second time. He was able to help problem solve a very difficult installation (sitting in a small closet that required surgery to get it out and change of regulations in the 20 years since the last one was installed). The unit that I ended up purchasing was superior to the one I originally purchased and it was installed in a timely manner and it is performing well.
A final note, it has taken two months and I have not received the paperwork for a warranty or the paperwork for the permit. I called two weeks ago and someone from Fast called last week to tell me the paperwork is in the mail. The inspector from the city is coming on Tuesday for the final inspection. I don't know if he needs this paperwork or if he has a copy that has been filed with the city. We shall see this Tuesday.
- Allison F.

Water Heater Installers in Westerville, OH

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A Mann Plumbing Ltd

288 E Broadway Ave

A Plumbing

1000 Dublin Rd

A Water Solution Inc

PO Box 184
Canal Winchester

AB Plumbing & Rooter LLC

620 Taylor Station Rd

Accurate Plumbing

7595 Fishel Dr S

advance waterworks

6505 Ashbrook Village Dr
Canal Winchester

Air Supply

2784 Winchester Pk

Aire-Flo Corp

2587 N High St

Amanda Plumbing Sewer & Drain

39 E William St

American Air

3945 Brookham Dr
Grove City




16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

Aqua Systems

4080 Indianola Ave

ARS - Rescue Rooter Columbus - 8926

3050 Switzer Ave

Atlas Butler

4849 Evanswood Drive

Atlas Butler Heating & Cooling

619 Reynolds Ave

Best Service Heating & Cooling

7821 Taylor Rd. SW

Bill Thompson Plumbing

20 N Spring Rd

Blessed Plumbing Inc

2288 Stemen RD

Bozman Plumbing

PO Box 651

Brinker Remodeling

PO Box 67307

Buckeye Handyman And Remodelinga

80 Clinton Heights Ave

Buckeye Heating & Cooling

6969 Worthington Galena Rd

Buckeye Home Consulting, LLC

8151 Storrow Dr.

Calhoun Plumbing Co

959 Frebis Ave

Capital Air

1659 Watkins Rd

Capital Plumbing & Mechanical

1659 Watkins Rd

CARE Heating & Cooling Inc

397 Venture Dr
Lewis Center

Climatech Heating & Air Conditioning LLC

4902 Mcallister Ave

Clive Stephens Plumbing

11951 Poplar Creek Rd

Cold Iron Plumbing

PO Box 340605

Columbus Gas Line

1400 E Weber Rd

Columbus Worthington Air

6363 Fiesta Dr

CPR Drain Cleaning

2168 Eakin Rd

Cruikshank Plumbing Co

10723 Hazelton Etna Rd SW

D & L Heating & Cooling

PO Box 108
Summit Station

D&L Plumbing

4736 E Walnut St

DaSu Distributors

150 McGee Drive

Deluxe Home Maintenance

5890 Sawmill Road

Diamond Mechanical LLC

122 Yukon Dr
Commercial Point

DiYanni Custom Homes

1537 Brice Rd

Doc Thompson Plumbing Co

1120 Venetian Way

Doctor Flue, inc.

1610 Dinius Rd

Drain Brains LLC

6724 Perimeter Loop Rd

Drain Connection

PO Box 14163

Eastway Supplies Inc

1561 Alum Creek Dr



Fast Response Heating and Cooling

3739 Broadway
Grove City

Favret Heating & Cooling

1296 Dublin Rd

Fire & Ice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc

872 Freeway Drive N

Franklin Heating & Refrigeration Inc

4802 Hendron Rd

Fresh Air Corp

2206 S Hamilton Rd

Furnace Guys

5344 Center St

G & M Plumbing & Heating, Inc

2077 Joyce Ave

Garcia Home Maintenance & Repair

7430 brown deer dr

Geo Source One

9021 Heritage Dr
Plain City

GreenForce USA LLC

655 Metro Pl S

Handyman Matters Northeast Columbus

101 E College

Handyman Matters of Columbus

6969 Worthington Galena Rd

Heartland Heating & Cooling

6740 Huntley Rd

Heating & Cooling Solutions

6770 Lauffer Rd

Hetter Heating & Cooling

4780 Kenny Rd

Honey to Do Ltd

47 Millfield Ave

Hubbs Heating & Air LLC

8214 Meadowmoore Boulevard

Hudson Harris


J and B Custom Painting

10993 North Shore Dr

J D Painting Plus LLC

152 Freeway Drive

Jack L Woods Plumbing Co Inc

130 E Home St

JNP Construction Services LLC

56 W Fieldstone

Keystone Heating & Cooling

24 N. High St.
Canal Winchester

Klein Heating And Cooling

520 B State St. suite 255

M. L. Heating & Air Conditioning

303 Old County Line Rd

McAtee Plumbing Heating & Air

2165 S James Rd

McDermott Plumbing

2804 N High St


515 Executive Campus Dr Ste 160


5474 Cleveland Ave

Mr Rooter Plumbing of Columbus

31359 Lorain Rd.
North Olmsted

Muetzel Plumbing & Heating

1661 Kenny Rd

Narrow Path Plumbing

3198 Old Winchester Trl



Old Skool Construction LLC

PO Box 1616

Paramount Heating & Air Conditioning

6665 Huntley Rd.

Pickerington Heating & Cooling

12960 Stone Creek Dr

Plain City Plumbing Inc

740 W Main St
Plain City

Plumbing One

7393 Long Rd
Canal Winchester

Plumbing Professors

40665 Koppernick Rd.

Quality Air Heating and Air Conditioning

4060 Indianola Ave

Rising Height Unlimited

2420 Performance Pkwy

RLG Development LLC

2804 Sandhurst Dr
Lewis Center

Scotts Odd Jobs, LLC

1844 Londoncrest Dr
Grove City

Sears Heating & Cooling

3981 Cleveland Ave.

Summers Mechanical Contracting LLC

2975 Fleet Rd.

Sure Fire Maintenance LLC

7667 St Rt 56

Swiss Air Heating and Cooling

3155 Lamb Avenue

Taskmasters of Columbus

6260 S. Sunbury Rd

Taylor's Painting Plus

5548 Copenhagen Dr

The Basement Doctor

7369 E Livingston Ave

The Eco Plumbers

4691 Northwest Pkwy

The Service People

356 E. 13th Ave

The Waterworks

550 Schrock Rd

Total Comfort Heating & Cooling Inc

670-H Lakeview Plz Blvd

Universal Construction

PO Box 785


PO Box 222
Lewis Center

Vent and Cover

306-7337 137 st

Village Handyman

5706 Bashaw Dr

Vintage & Design Plumbing

PO Box 1111


12637 S 265 W Suite 100

West Jefferson Plumbing & Heating

174 E Main St
West Jefferson

Westin Air

5805 Chandler Ct


64 Cherrington Rd

WMB Builders Inc

7570 Cubbage Road

YellowVAN Handyman

616 Ozem Gardner Way

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