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arrived on time and explained all the work he was going to do, let me know when he was shutting off the water, and when he was done. He cleaned" up and explained his work and told me what to check for if there was a problem. He was very pleasant and helpful, I would definitely recommend him and
to anyone who needs a repair or a new water heater.

-Angela V.

made it easy to set up an estimate at the house. He came in person and gave me time to explain my observation regarding the boiler and water" heater. His knowledge and expertise were evident. He was concise and gave me several estimates on different units and efficiencies.
work was completed very timely with respect for my home and pets. An outstanding experience from start to finish.

-Jennifer J.

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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 Sun Prairie


Everything went Great! Very professional beautiful work done as well as very nice prices.
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was just great. Very nice clean up after the work was complete. We have used
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on a couple of occasions, they have always provided us with very nice service and prices. Theses fellows really do care about their customers and their needs. Recommend.
- Christine B.

I was very impressed with their work.
Quite a shock for the hot water heater to stop working. A few other providers were unhelpful and had a few weeks wait.
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and team were able to get to me within 24hrs.
They arrived timely, worked efficiently and now my hot water is back to normal!
Price wise, they were as expected with the competition
- James H.

Since moving into a new house, we have had a variety of little plumbing and HVAC issues arise - needed to move our condenser unit for some backyard work, replace a leaky faucet, hook up a broken outdoor hose line -
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is very responsive and cost effective, and will be honest in telling you what is going on and what makes the most sense to do. Definitely our go-to plumbing and HVAC contractor - initially recommended by our very experienced home inspector.
- Elizabeth A.

Sunday installation went well. Installer communicated thoroughly throughout installation process. Answered all questions to my satisfaction. Closed cabinet, kitchen corner water heater location in my 1926 house is tight, and installer handled the close quarters easily and well. So far, six months following installation, there has been no interruption of hot water from the new water heater installed at the end of March by
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. My understanding is that
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services the equipment they install.
- J L H.

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.
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replaced the water heater at a very fair price.
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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
Sun Prairie Water Heater Installers Provider Name Locked
, and will use their services again in the future.
- Ron and Nancy G.

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
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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.

Water Heater Installers in Sun Prairie, WI

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4 Lakes Plumbing Inc

4617 Dovetail Dr

A+ Plumbing

11014 Blackhawk Dr
Blue Mounds

A-A Exteriors

N2575 Orchard Way

Action Heating & Cooling

1011 W Somers St

Adams Columbia Electric Cooperative

401 E Lake St

Advance Plumbing Systems LLC

2754 North Nine Mound rd

Advanced Home Services

837 Royster Ave

Al Beyers Indoor Comfort Systems

209 W North St

All Clear Plumbing LLC

112 E Kohler St
Sun Prairie

All Comfort Services Inc

5245 Voges Rd


16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

Aqua Plumbing

Sun Prairie

Arlington Hardware Co Inc

303 S Main St

Avid Plumbing LLC

2330 Vondron Rd



Badger Water LLC

1001 N Page St

BigTen Plumbing LLC

979 New Hampton Dr.

CaPaul Plumbing, LLC

624 W Mohawk Trail
De Forest

Cardinal Heating & A/C Inc

3361 Brooks dr.
Sun Prairie

Cooper Plumbing LLC

161 Horizon Dr

Culligan Total Water

5002 World Dairy Dr

DaSu Distributors

150 McGee Drive



Derek Frank Plumbing, LLC

1008 Fish Hatchery Rd

Easy Way

1310 Baitinger Ct
Sun Prairie

Electric Medic - A division of Gaffney Electric

1897 Broadway Rd
Wisconsin Dells

Fitchburg Plumbing

5241 Dommers Dr

Footville Heating & Cooling Inc

421 Highway 11 W

Forest Plumbing LLC

6645 Glenview Rd
De Forest

Four Season Heating & Cooling Inc

215 W Netherwood St

Hammer Builders LLC

9830 Dunlap Hollow Rd

Harker Heating & Cooling

87 W Beltline Hwy

High Tech Heating & AC Inc

2395 Highway BB
Cottage Grove

Hometown Plumbing LLC

3610 Lexington Ave

J O Plumbing Incorporated

P. O. Box 646
De Forest

K & N Services

9920 W St Rd 213

Landmark Services Cooperative

1401 Landmark Dr
Cottage Grove

laurie electric and contracting

6143 dell dr.

Mad City Remodeling

4703 buss rd
Cottage Grove

Mefford Plumbing LLC

5850 Knickmeier Rd


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Pete's Plumbing Service LLC

3734 Richard St

Plumbing Concepts LLC

315 6th ave.

Plumbing Specialist

676 Sugar Ave

Prairie Pumbing & Heating Inc

402 John Quincy Adams St
Sauk City


De Forest

Project Home

1966 S Stoughton Rd

Property Image LLC

967 Jonathon Dr

Renovate This Place, LLC

17 Arial Cir

S & S Plumbing LLC

N7333 Rock Lake Road
Lake Mills

Schulz Plumbing

4684 Toepfer Rd

Shackelford Heating & Cooling

2117 S Stoughton Rd

Solar Pro WI LLC

1213 Melby Drive

Stahl Plumbing Service LLC

PO Box 620425


7750 US HWY. 14

Sure-Fire Inc

617 Washington St

Swinehart Plumbing

375 N. Burr Oak


PO BOX 3091

Terrytown Plumbing Inc

465 S Blvd

Triggs Plumbing

1723 Beld St

Vent and Cover

306-7337 137 st


12637 S 265 W Suite 100



We Aim To Please

4023 E Tower Rd
Mc Farland

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