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"It took 4 weeks to get the repair done. The first couple were because I emailed them multiple times and never got a response. I eventually decided to call and" they said they never got the emails from Angie's List. The rest of the time was them coming out to look and then getting scheduled. Big deal no, but not great service either. I have MS so getting up early for me is an issue. They scheduled the appointment at 8am. I asked if they needed anyone to be home, they said no, they would just do all the work outside. Needless to say at 8:15a the doorbell rings and again at 9:10a asking for a check for $400 as they were done. Big deal no, but very annoying given they said they wouldn't do that. The estimate was $400. Since until they started digging the extent of the job wasn't really known, this seemed reasonable for an estimate. However, the actually work done was 55 minutes of plumbers time and $5 in material. The work done seems fine but I can't say I feel basically $400 for an hour of plumbing work was a good deal. It feels like that estimate was a minimum only to be adjusted up if the work was a lot more than anticipated, but not down if it was less. But I agreed to the estimate so I paid the $400. Bottom line is I rated it a B overall because I can't say they did anything horribly wrong but they took a month to come, ignored the request to not wake me up early due to my health, and $400 per hour for plumbing work still doesn't feel like a bargain.

-Elaine W.

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"They came out quickly and got it done in good time. I have rental properties and have bought numerous coupons form
H&C before and normally" all goes well however this time for some reason the installers said I had to have extras put on the tank, extras that added up to $150+ in additional charges - extras that just a couple months ago I didn't have to have at my own home when I had a HWT installed. I wasn't present to question the extras (expansion tank & drain
) so they are there now! Total bill to have a HWT tank installed thought it was going to be 769 like the Angies List coupon said but actual cost was just short of $1000.

-Todd C.

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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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Changes coming this year will make water heaters more energy efficient, but may create some difficulties for homeowners.

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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 Repair And Installation reviews in Glen Allen

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and helper Chase worked on replacement of water heater. Worked quickly. Were not disturbing in any way. These guys came and got right to work. One, Two Three and the job was done. These guys were very polite and caring of my situation. Installed the new water heater, piping and fittings. Gave me an A.O.
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water heater and explained all features to me. Cost included water heater and labor. Piping and fitting replacement was a small fee extra. I would definitely work with
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- Jean S.
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He verified that I had a leak in my crawlspace so he got me a new
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-Boy water heater. He went under the house to remove the old hot water heater. He was very meticulous. He installed the new one and had it running in about 2 hours.
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is a very nice gentleman. He is an excellent plumber. He works very hard and I will continue using him. In my opinion, he has an attitude for commitment of excellence.
- Joel T.
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For $220.00 per hour, I expected a higher degree of competence . The technician was courteous, however, did not appear to know what he was doing. Told us that we needed a new mother board. After replacing the old one, we found out the problem was blown fuse. He did agree to reduce the repair price from $600.00 to $325.00.
- JOAN B.
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I really do not like to give bad reviews but I was not satisfied with this service. The gentleman did not plumb indirect hot water tank correctly and did not install all necessary parts.
Inlet from hot water tank to boiler was connected above circulator pump for heating zone and I was told by 2 different plumbers that was wrong. Also did not install 2 check valves necessary for proper water flow. I decided to fix it myself as I can handle light plumbing. As it turns out I should have done the whole install myself and saved myself a grand as there wasn't really much to it.
Also did not provide an electrician although he gave me a phone number to someone he said he uses. Called the number, left a message and did not receive a return call. On the positive side I was scheduled very quickly.
Price was fair relative to other quotes I had got but, as has been said before, you get what you pay for.
- Steven P.
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Glad we called them, they were the last on the list of providers. They were able to come the same day which was very much needed.
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arrived & was so nice & knowledable. He took each problem apart, explained what was going on since we are new to Southwest Florida & the horrible well water. It turned out we needed a new hot water heater, new water softener which they installed the next day & we purchased the AC maintenance agreement. Didn't want to pay all this money upon moving in but had to just to bear living here. We now have peace of mind &
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called a couple of days later to check to see how things are going. I want to also add that the 2 guys that worked with him on the installation were very professional & courteous. They made sure all was working perfectly before they left our house. They are true to their name!
- CAROL B.
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We buy homes all the time and repair them. We use Remodel & more for all of our jobs. They have performed every job ON TIME and has never cause any issues with pricing or delays. If there is an issue they let me know promptly and have always kept me in the loop on their progress. I highly recommend these guys.
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- Geoffrey J.
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Water heater replacement went fine. The installer charged me $45 to add a
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There was some confusion about whether or not we needed a city inspection. The agent on the phone said that it is required. However, the installer said that it is optional, he didn't insist. The installer said city inspection would add two additional charges: additional work around the heater to make the installation pass the inspection PLUS city inspection fees. I don't remember how much he quoted.


- Guhan L.
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The service was extraordinary. Was on time, efficient; work was exceptional. The work was better then what existed before. I would strongly recommend the service to any who required plumbing services.
- Rodney Y.

Water Heater Installers in Glen Allen, VA

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A & J Home Remodeling

3212 South 13th Rd
Arlington

A.E.I. Installations

PO Box 2949
Mechanicsville

AA Repairs

701 W Cary St
Richmond

Absolute Plumbing & Mechanical

PO Box 5825
Midlothian

Acors Heating & Air Conditioning

7627 Hull Street Road
North Chesterfield

ADVANCED WATER SYSTEMS INC

Serving Eastern North Carolina & Virginia

AirRight Inc

12224 Wilfong Court
Midlothian

AK Homes

2140 Haleford ct.
Powhatan

All About Plumbing Service & Repair

5116 Carters Pond Ct
Henrico

All Around Home Air

15029 W Patrick Henry Rd
Montpelier

Alliance Air & Duct Inc

10301 Hull Street Road
Midlothian

AppliancePartsPros.com

16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

Appomattox Heating & Air Conditioning LLC

321 Lafayette Ave
Colonial Heights

Atlantic Green LLC

10825 Houser Dr
Fredericksburg

BandB Homemaintenance & construction

11601 Old Mountain Rd
Glen Allen

Best Price Plumbing Inc.

11324 Longtown Drive
Midlothian

Big Daddys Plumbing LLC

3501 Pease Rd
Midlothian

Blake Door Systems LLC

10600 Cliffmore Dr
Glen Allen

Blazer Heating & Air Conditioning

PO Box 2470
Mechanicsville

BOSE CONSTRUCTION CO., LLC

10221 Krause Rd
Chesterfield

Boyer & Sons Electrical

505 Mill Rd
Dillwyn

BREMAC Inc

8133 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Mechanicsville

Brooks Handyman Services

3716 Dogwood Ave
Chester

Bubbas Handyman Service

3803 Chamberlayne Ave
Richmond

Building Science, Inc.

8436 Erle Rd
Mechanicsville

BURGWIN PLUMBING & GAS FITTING LLC

357 WALTON PARK RD
Midlothian

C.J.R. Plumbing LLC

6942 Mason Run Drive
Richmond

Capital Refrigeration Service LLC

12220 Chattanooga Plz
Midlothian

Capitol City Renovations

23112
Midlothian

Carroll Plumbing & Heating Inc

2108 Maywill St
Richmond

Chase Inc

100 Oak Glen St
Richmond

Clodfelters Heating & Air Conditioning Inc

2421 New Dorset Ter
Powhatan

COMMONWEALTH HEATING & CONTRACTORS

3200 MIILBURN AVE
Richmond

CPS Contractors

17707 Hull St Rd
Moseley

CRH Electric

3420 Pa Pa Ln
Mechanicsville

Croley Mechanical, LLC

P.O. Box 2897
Chesterfield

Curtis Home Improvements

18092 Pets Ln
Beaverdam

D L Jones Plumbing Inc

5616 Greendale Rd
Henrico

Dement Energy Services Inc

8703 Greenford Dr
Henrico

Dominion Plumbing

9200 Belcherwood RD
Chesterfield

DOMINION SERVICE CO

2630 GOODES BRIDGE RD
Richmond

Dorton Brothers Inc

16445 Five Forks Rd
Amelia Court House

Dr. Tom, LLC.

18140 Shumans Rd
Ruther Glen

Eagle Energy Solutions Inc

8500 Turner Rd
Henrico

Energy Automation Services

P.O. Box 2154
Mechanicsville

EPC Elmore's Plumbing Co LLC

1629 Log Cabin Rd
Beaverdam

EUROTECH CHIMNEY RESTORATION

6333 Hob Nob Hill
Henrico

Eveready Service Experts

1607 Rhoadmiller St
Richmond

Foley Plumbing Inc

6583 Merchant Place
Warrenton

FOSTER PLUMBING & HEATING, INC.

11301 BUSINESS CENTER DR.
Richmond

Franklin's Home Repair Services

PO Box 1152
Colonial Heights

Fry's Handyman Services

2516 Aldridge Ave
Colonial Heights

GUIRKIN PLUMBING & HEATING

8447 Glazebrook Avenue
Henrico

Gundlach Plumbing & Heating

2500 Waco St.
Henrico

H & H Heating & Air Conditioning

1556 Whippoorwill Rd
Henrico

Hancock's Automotive

7501 Iron Bridge Rd.
Richmond

handyman for hire

1606 magnolia st.
Richmond

Handyman Perfection, LLC

8404 Yolanda Road
Henrico

Handyman Services

7419 Allstate Drive
Petersburg

Harrison Construction LLC

PO Box 2001
Midlothian

Harry's Plumbing and Heating

2507 Libbie ave.
Richmond

HOME CONSULTANTS & RENOVATORS INC

PO BOX 4446
Midlothian

HOME DEPOT

12300 CHATTANOOGA PLZ
Midlothian

HOME DEPOT

11260 W BROAD ST
Glen Allen

Howell's Heating

11216 Air Park Rd
Ashland

Indoor Air of Virginia LC

7906 Secretariat Dr.
Midlothian

Iron Bridge Heating & AC

5512 Iron Bridge Road
North Chesterfield

J. E. Elliott, Inc.

6408 Crescent Pkwy
Richmond

J.M.D. Contracting

9395 London Tower Ct
Glen Allen

James River Air Conditioning Co.

1905 Westmorland St
Richmond

Jas Revolutioin

North Chesterfield

Jeff Wright Heating & AC Service

1716 Devers road
Richmond

Joe P Clark Inc

5518 Mcclellan Rd
Mechanicsville

Keil Plumbing & Heating Inc

2507 Willard Rd
Henrico

Kelleher

1301 School St
Richmond

Kissinger Heating and Air Conditioning

21624 Magnolia Ave
South Chesterfield

Larry's Heating and A/C

8300 Kintail Drive
Chesterfield

Leo Lantz Construction Inc

11662 Greenwood Road
Glen Allen

Levic Construction Company Inc

11912 Middlecoff Dr
Chester

LOWES

8001 BROOK RD
Richmond

LOWES

4401 POUNCEY TRACT RD
Glen Allen

LRI Services Inc

9962 Brook Road
Glen Allen

M R ELLIS & SONS INCORPORATED

6803 STAPLES MILL RD
Henrico

Magnolia Renovations

3411 Wythe Ave
Richmond

Mason's Home Maintenance & Improvement, LLC

14420 Fox Knoll Dr.
Colonial Heights

MC DANIEL MECHANICAL

11234 Scots Quarter Rd
Glen Allen

MCCOY WATER FILTER INC

PO Box 590
Sandston

MCLEAN ENGINEERING

2710 CHARLES CITY RD
Henrico

Medlin Plumbing

7627 Hull St
Richmond

Michael & Son Services Inc

5740 General Washington Dr
Alexandria

Michael & Son Services Richmond

1407 Cummings Drive
Richmond

Middleton Heating & Air Inc

8436 Erle Rd
Mechanicsville

Midlothian Mechanical

1500 Huguenot Rd.
Midlothian

Mr Rooter Of Richmond

718 Grove Rd
Richmond

Muldoon Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

14822 Gilmans Cross Ct
Glen Allen

Neighborhood Handyman

2813 Hilliard Road
Henrico

NOBLE HOME REPAIRS

PO BOX 35181
Richmond

Nothing But Comfort Heating and Cooling

440 Deer Field Dr
Petersburg

Odds 'n' Ends Handyman Service

12208 Collinstone Pl
Glen Allen

Perfect Contracting Corp.

9361 Springmount Terrace
Chesterfield

Plumber On The Way of Central Virginia

13231 Bent Creek Rd
Amelia

Pollock's Heating and Air

4801 Kinloch Ln
Richmond

Puckett Electrical Service

8257 Laurel Meadows Dr
Mechanicsville

R J Tilley Plumbing & Heating Inc

11058 Washington Hwy
Glen Allen

RE Trexler Plumbing & Heating

10515 Gladfelter Rd
Glen Allen

REAMS PLUMBING

PO Box 1836
Chesterfield

Richmond Air

4238 Oakleys Court Unit E
Henrico

Richmond Plumbing LLC

9467 Manorwood Dr
Mechanicsville

Richmond Window Corporation

2810 W Cary St
Richmond

River City Heating & Air

6404 Mallory Dr
Richmond

ROBINSON'S HEATING & COOLING, INC.

10051 MILITARY ROAD
Amelia Court House

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

2921 Cardwell Rd
Richmond

Roy's HVAC Service

PO Box 70003
Henrico

ROYE PLUMBING & Heating

2502 Kenmore Rd
Henrico

Santos Renovation

6139 Strathmore Rd

Short Pump Heating, Air & Plumbing

12111 Ridgefield Pkwy
Henrico

SIMPLISTIC WATER SOLUTIONS

9208 Harmad Dr
North Chesterfield

SLIGH PLUMBING & HEATING CO

208 S 15TH AVE
Hopewell

SMG Handyman

1274 Warwick Park Rd.
Richmond

Spotlight Builders

9200 Belcherwood Rd
Chesterfield

Square Deal Home Services LLC

2200 Holding Pond Ln
Midlothian

STANLEY QUALITY SYSTEMS INC

279 Adams Lane
Aylett

Stemmle Plumbing Repair Inc

PO Box 35680
Richmond

STEPHENS PLUMBING SOLUTIONS INC

9404 FARMINGTON CT
Henrico

T&S Home Improvement

13800 Bluff Ridge Drive
Chesterfield

Temperature Control Mechanical Services

11197 Leadbetter Rd
Ashland

The Plumbing Crew

9955 Royerton Drive
Henrico

Toler's Heating & Air Conditioning

1709 Mayway Dr
Powhatan

Tolyns Repair Service

475 Flotbeck Rd
King William

Trademark Construction Services

PO Box 72721
Richmond

VA Premier Plumbing

105 Hickory Dr
Manakin Sabot

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

WEATHER CRAFTERS

12916 Old Stage Rd
Chester

White Glove Plumbing - Heating & Air

2606 Oak Lake Blvd
Midlothian

Wingo Brothers

510 Woodstock Rd
Richmond

Woodfin

8180 Mechanicsville Tpke
Mechanicsville

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