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"It was alright. My water heater is 30 years old so he actually said that as not to upset the ecology of the heater itself, it was best not to perform the hot water" heater flush. For the other projects I did have, he let me know that they would not qualify under the description of the deal. But, he was punctual and it was all satisfactory.

-Donna F.

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"My Husband called for an estimate and the representative who answered all of our questions was very professional, and polite. the Technician "
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was in time. We'll also be using this company for our next project "reverse Osmosis.

-Linda C.

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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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The primary complaint about tankless water heaters is that, unless you pay for a really oversized one, they do not keep up with high demands like clothes washer or tub or shower, or if you have multiple hot water demands going at one time.

The reason hot water heaters are used is because they can heat up and store enough water for an ordinary demand like a shower or clothes washing, and larger ones like 50-60 gallons can handle multiple simultaneous demands. Out 60 gallon heater handles washing machine, dish wahser, and a shower simultaneously without going from hot to warm. An on-demand system heats the water as it flows through the heater, with production of hot water having to equal the total demand at any instant. This they can rarely do - especially gas-fired ones, for which the power is usually much cheaper than with electricity.

Google the search phrase - on demand water heaters

to read articles on the issue, and EPA and EnergyStar program writeups. Consumer Reports also has comparisons and evaluations (though you have to subscribe to read review articles).

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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 Sun Prairie

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On time; very punctual and friendly. Work performed fast and efficiently.
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was the tech on the job.
- Kelli C.
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They are very backed up on their scheduling even for their customers who have prepaid. The actual service is fine but due to the scheduling issues I would look elsewhere for future service.
- Caryl R.
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I had the appointment scheduled and told the representative that made the appointment that I had a tank-less water heater and info about my water heater. He came out on our appointed time and they can’t do the work. They do not do work on tankless water heaters.
- Virginia V.
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The deal went very well and he actually came back to perform another service since this deal. He was easy to schedule with and there were no additional costs. He definitely deserves an "A."
- carol C.
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They gave an estimate and came back. They came and did the job really well. They completed the job in about 2 hours although the first one they brought out didn't fit.
- W. Douglas M.
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Mr.
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and his plumbers were prompt and professional. They did a quality job and explained details of products with me. I recommend highly.
- Sue P.
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He fixed the reason of appointment. I showed
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another concern of mine and he found the problem and fixed it with no problem and I know it put him behind schedule.
- Peggy S.
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The water heater stopped producing hot water the Saturday before. After several attempts by myself of trying to relight the pilot (by following instructions in the manual), I realized something was wrong. I called
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, since they were the ones who installed this water heater in 2011. They said I should order a "Pilot light kit" from the manufacturer, Rheem/GE, and provided some 800 numbers for me to call.
I waited until Monday to call Rheem. They shipped the replacement kit to me which arrived Wednesday 12/24 Christmas eve. Since the heater was under warranty, the kit was free.
I then called Fast back to make an appointment for installation. Because Thursday was Christmas, Friday was the soonest they could come. The person came Friday before noon, said this was a common problem in his experience, and installed the replacement kit. The heater worked fine after this and is still working fine a month later.


- Laurence S.

All Water Heater Installers in Sun Prairie, WI

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4 Lakes Plumbing Inc

4617 Dovetail Dr
Madison

A+ Plumbing

11014 Blackhawk Dr
Blue Mounds

Adams Columbia Electric Cooperative

401 E Lake St
Friendship

Addie Water Systems

1520 Plainfield Ave
Janesville

Al Beyers Indoor Comfort Systems

209 W North St
Cambridge

All Clear Plumbing LLC

112 E Kohler St
Sun Prairie

All Comfort Services Inc

5245 Voges Rd
Madison

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

AppliancePartsPros.com

16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

Aqua Plumbing

Sun Prairie

Avid Plumbing LLC

2330 Vondron Rd
Madison

BADGER CHIMNEY , LLC

2710 MCDIVITT RD
Madison

Badger Water LLC

1001 N Page St
Stoughton

Benjamin Plumbing Inc

5396 King James Way
Madison

BigTen Plumbing LLC

979 New Hampton Dr.
Oregon

BUTLER W F PLUMBING INC

2602 MONROE ST
Madison

CaPaul Plumbing, LLC

624 W Mohawk Trail
De Forest

Cardinal Heating & A/C Inc

222 Linnerud Dr
Sun Prairie

Chris Elke Plumbing

4705 Lafayette Dr
Madison

Clark Heating & Cooling

201 Business Park Cir
Stoughton

Cooper Plumbing LLC

161 Horizon Dr. Ste 108B
Verona

Culligan Total Water

5002 World Dairy Dr
Madison

DAVE JONES PLUMBING & HEATING INC

2225 KILGUST RD
Madison

Derek Frank Plumbing, LLC

1008 Fish Hatchery Rd
Madison

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

E & D Water Works Inc

915 N Parker Dr
Janesville

E-Z PLUMBING CO INC

400 LINCOLN ST
Verona

Easy Way

1310 Baitinger Ct
Sun Prairie

Electric Medic - A division of Gaffney Electric

1897 Broadway Rd
Wisconsin Dells

Fitchburg Plumbing

5241 Dommers Dr
Fitchburg

Footville Heating & Cooling Inc

421 Highway 11 W
Footville

Forest Plumbing LLC

6645 Glenview Rd
De Forest

Four Season Heating & Cooling Inc

215 W Netherwood St
Oregon

Fowler Heating & Air Conditioning

4503 Wisconsin Ave
Mc Farland

Hammer Builders LLC

9830 Dunlap Hollow Rd
Mazomanie

Harker Heating & Cooling

87 W Beltline Hwy
Madison

High Tech Heating & AC Inc

2395 Highway BB
Cottage Grove

Hometown Plumbing LLC

3610 Lexington Ave
Madison

J O Plumbing Incorporated

P. O. Box 646
De Forest

K & N Services

9920 W St Rd 213
Beloit

Landmark Services Cooperative

1401 Landmark Dr
Cottage Grove

laurie electric and contracting

6143 dell dr.
Madison

LICHTFELD PLUMBING

5001 FEMRITE DR
Madison

LORENTZ PLUMBING

2406 WILLARD AVE
Madison

MADISON PLUMBING

5021 W NETHERWOOD RD
Oregon

Mefford Plumbing LLC

5850 Knickmeier Rd
Mazomanie

Mr Sparky LLC

4840 Ivywood Trl
Mcfarland

Oasen Plumbing

3862 Johns St
Madison

OLIVER'S PLUMBING & REMODEL

PO BOX 72
Sun Prairie

PERKINS HEATING

6897 NORWAY RD
Sun Prairie

Pete's Plumbing Service LLC

3734 Richard St
Madison

Plumbing Specialist

676 Sugar Ave
Belleville

Prairie Pumbing & Heating Inc

402 John Quincy Adams St
Sauk City

PREFERRED ELECTRIC & HEATING

6891 LEONARD RD
De Forest

Project Home

1966 S Stoughton Rd
Madison

Property Image LLC

PO Box 44181
Madison

Renovate This Place, LLC

17 Arial Cir
Madison

Robin Hood Plumbing, LLC

10 Iris Bloom Cir
Madison

S & S Plumbing LLC

N7333 Rock Lake Road
Lake Mills

Sauk Plains Plumbing & Pumps Inc

1620 Park St
Cross Plains

Schulz Plumbing

4684 Toepfer Rd
Middleton

Shackelford Heating & Cooling

2117 S Stoughton Rd
Madison

Solar Pro WI LLC

1213 Melby Drive
Madison

Stahl Plumbing Service LLC

PO Box 620425
Middleton

STOPPLEWORTH PLUMBING LTD

7750 US HWY. 14
Middleton

Sure-Fire Inc

617 Washington St
Horicon

Swinehart Plumbing

375 N. Burr Oak
Oregon

SYSTEM AND REPAIRS

PO BOX 3091
Madison

Terry Kahl Plumbing Inc

305 Industrial Cir
Stoughton

Terrytown Plumbing Inc

465 S Blvd
Baraboo

Triggs Plumbing

1723 Beld St
Madison

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Warren Heating & Air Conditioning

1741 Commercial Ave
Madison

We Aim To Please

4023 E Tower Rd
Mc Farland

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