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"This is a first class business. I called at 11:00 am, a first time client and was at my house by 1:00, the new water heater was in and the" old one was out by 3:30. I would recommend this company and to anybody! Professional, honest, efficient and very fairly priced.

-Margaret-Mary R.

"Our tenant notified us that she had no hot water. Since I had used them before and since they did such a good job I called and told them" the problem. Shortly thereafter called, got the details and said he'd be able to check on it soon. On his visit (we weren't home) he quickly diagnosed that the tenant's water heater had burst. had a new one installed the first thing the next morning. Very responsive and had the problem solved quickly. Will definitely use again.

-Cullinan H.

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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 Providence


showed up on time and replaced our water heater in about two and a half hours. Even though the water heater was totally jammed in between another water heater and a brick wall and was very difficult to get out did not charge any extra. He was very nice and we would definitely hire him again!
As the ...More daughter of a retired HVAC guy who had his own small business for 35 years I prefer to hire a guy who is self-employed and actually does the work himself. is just that. In the long run you get a much better value for your money and they guy doing the work isn't just working for some large company that doesn't very well.
- Susan K.

Excellent service. This was an emergency in our home, but countless plumbers we called couldn't fit us in before the weekend. Evergreen was highly responsive. Someone picked up when I called. They scheduled us immediately, came within the 2 hour window we agreed upon, and gave us a better price than the other companies I contacted. Service was ...More professional and quick; we had a new heater within 2 hours. The technician was friendly and knowledgeable. He explained exactly what he was doing and showed me how to use the new heater.
- Amanda R.

This is the second time Mr. has done work on our house and both times we have found him to be very thorough, professional, and reassuring to work with. He gave us good advice, answered questions clearly, and was a pleasure to work with.

, the owner of the company, came out, estimated the job, which wasn't an emergency, scheduled the service at my convenience, and came with a highly skilled tradesman to do the job. The guttter cleaning went very well. I've had other companies do this service and they left a mess. NE Renovations left my yard as it ...More was when they got there. I would definitely use this company again.
- Nancy S.

is a 'traditional' plumbing organization that holds to tried and true technology. Not necessarily one to embrace new methods and products: ie prefers copper to 'pex'. However, that said we have used their services for 10 years and the work has always been completely satisfactory and serviceable. Last year ...More the water heater that rusted out prematurely due to a manufacturing issue was replaced without question and with no charge to us for the product. Their response time has always been prompt and that is no small consideration when your basement is filling up with water!
- Christopher U.

[Please forgive the delay in this report]
On Saturday 08/20/11 while filling up the bathroom sink, we noticed that the hot water coming from the faucet had an orange color to it. We tried all of the faucets in the house and they were all the same. The cold water however was coming out normally clear. Not being the "handy" guy, I searched ...More the web to find that our issue appeared to be be the result of our Gas Hot Water Heater telling us that its time had come. We called on Sunday and as I told him that I believe we may need to replace the hot water heater he said "don't tell me...the hot water in all of your faucets is coming out orange." I told him that it was exactly what was happening. 12 years ago we had to replace the hot water heater that was already in the house when it was purchased, and we KNEW that we needed to replace that one when we happened to hear an odd sound of water in the basement. Luckily at that time, it happened 15 minutes after we got home from work. Lucky is right! But I told that with the orange water, I didn't know if it was an issue with the actual plumbing or the hot water heater. He made plans to be at the house on Monday and he was actually about 15 minutes earlier than we scheduled. He removed the old water heater, and unfortunately, had to wait for the new heater to be delivered. There was some type of hold up at the distributer and apologized several times for the delay. We had no issue with this, since he had gotten to the house earlier and he had no control over when the heater would physically get here. Once it got to the house got straight to work and before we knew it, we had hot (and clear) water once again. is very friendly and professional. He kept us updated and kept us updated thru the installation calling us to come down to the basement when he had something to show us that he wanted us to be aware of. When first seeing the total cost, it appeared to be a bit high, but then again, it had been 12 years since we had replaced a Hot Water Heater. But, when going back to our records, this new Hot Water Heater appears to be of a much higher quality and the funny thing, the cost of the LAST heater was only $100 lower! And that was 12 YEARS AGO! I would have thought that it would have been several hundred dollars MORE than it was back then. So, a mere $100 difference for a higher quality unit, is good in my book! We will definitely use & Heating again in the future!
- David M.

I had a number of small projects that all had rapidly jumped to the top of my to-do list. The hot water heater was in imminent of failing, the window was starting to leak, etc. I wanted to find a company that could cover all these things so I wouldn't have to meet with several different contractors. Being your own general ...More contractor may pay off on big projects, but it's not worth it for little stuff because of the time investment. had a great Angie's list reputation so I gave them a call. called me back later the same day and we scheduled the estimate for two days later - he was extremely flexible. He came out and evaluated what I needed and said he would be emailing me the estimate in a few days. The following Monday (we had met on Thursday) I had my estimate which was completely reasonable. I also liked the estimate because it broke down each task by price so I knew what each segment of the project was going to cost out of the whole. I agreed to the estimate and he immediately got me a contract by email. Once they received the deposit they scheduled my work. From when I called for the estimate until the work was completed, a total of 2 weeks had passed, which I consider quite good turn around. and his fellow workers were professional and friendly and I felt very comfortable with them in my home. The work was completed as described and I am very pleased. I plan on using them again - I have a 110 year old house and if it's not one thing, it's another around here!
- Elizabeth S.

Excellent. did the work, very clean, and 6 months later all is very well with the installation, as it has beeN since day one. Now calling on him for another repair.
- Michael L.

Water Heater Installers in Providence

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1366 S Broadway
East Providence

Acorn Maintenance

1157 Main Avenue


903 Warwick Ave.

Advanced Property Solutions, LLC

109 Pine Hill Ave

Alliance Plumbing and Heating, Inc.

290 Mendon Rd

Almeida Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

22B Lark Industrial Pkwy

Alpha Mechanical

100 Mauran Ave
East Providence


16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

AR Construction

94 ortoleva dr

Barlow Heating

655 Arnold Rd


58 Bliss St
East Providence

Brassard Construction, Inc.

70 Bucklin Street

C.W. Cummings Plumbing Co. Inc.

1010 Tiogue Ave

Ciotti & Sons Home Improvement, LLC

7 Lydia Ave.
North Providence

CJ's Plumbing & Heating Specialists

81 Indian Run Trail


345 Asylum Rd

Cool Pro

170 riverside ave

Craig A. McLaughlin

32 Elmcroft Ave

Danny's Appliance Service

263 Academy Ave

DaSu Distributors

150 McGee Drive

David Sabatino

P.O Box 1292

DiRocco Plumbing Services

110 Railroad Ave

Dupuis Oil

401 Walcott St

G&G Plumbing

44 Cross Park Ave.
North Kingstown

Gas Pro Inc

326 Cumberland Ave

gasman inc.

203 Easton Ave

Gem Plumbing & Heating

1 Wellington Rd

Gino's Plumbing and Heating

1837 Post rd

Holden Plumbing & Heating INC

71 mount hygeia rd





Iasimone Plumbing Heating & Drain Cleaning

27 Allen Ave
North Providence

Imperial Restoration

22 Monterey Drive
West Warwick

imperial tile & marble works

1006 Charles St



Jim The Plumber

East Greenwich

Johnny's Oil +Heating Inc.

232 Pocasset Ave

LAG Home Improvement

481 Joslin Road


P.O. Box 449

Manning Plumbing

11 Oniska St.

McKee Brothers Oil Corp

8 Davis St

Michael Freitas Plumbing & Heating

525 E Wallum Lake Rd

MJF Plumbing & Heating

42 Butterworth Dr.

Mr Fix It

966 Narragansett Blvd

Multi-State Restoration Inc

1135 Charles St



North Providence Plumber

1019 Charles St

Northeastern Remodeling

1 Edith St



Paraco Gas

46 Depot St



Phillips Plumbing & Mechanical

313 Warwick Ave

Phoenix Home Improvement

Providence County

Platinum Home Svc

315 E Main St

Plumbing & Heating Solutions LLC

2065 Division Rd
East Greenwich

Plumbing By Paul

385 Elmwood Ave

Premair HVAC

47 John St
North Providence

Priority Plumbing & Heating

21 Greenwood Ave

RB Construction


Regan Heating And Air Conditioning

235 Georgia Ave

Reinhold Heating & Plumbing

10 Cynthia Drive

Renewable Plumbing Heating Solar & Air

550 Warren Avenue Building B.
East Providence

Rhino Rooter

11 Cushing Ave

Rhody Plumbing

400 Putnam Pike

RI Properties, LLC

27 Greenwich St.

S B Carbone Plumbing & Heating

101 Comstock Pkwy


1235 W Main Rd

Smart Energy Solutions

302 Court of Elm

SonZie Construction

lyon ave
East Providence



The Home Depot

371 Putnam Pike

Thompson Brothers Plumbing

8 Bosworth St

Tom's Plumbing

PO Box 123

Top Notch Plumbing

21 Wildacre Dr

Trademark Heating & Air Conditioning

274 Woonasquatucket Ave
North Providence

United Sewer & Drain

431 Pawtucket Ave

Vaughn Oil Co

264 Putnam Pike

Vent and Cover

306-7337 137 st

Vicmir & Sons Inc

94 Grassy Plain Rd


12637 S 265 W Suite 100

White Fuel Co

12 Hylestead St

Wickford Appliance & Lighting

207 Newport Avenue



Wood Worx RI



East Providence



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