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"I couldn't get my pilot to stay lit, and I didn't know what was wrong. I called the company, and someone was out to me within a couple of hours. He inspected" the unit, showed me how to clean it, and then replaced the faulty part.

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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 Installation And Repair reviews in Warwick

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Outstanding service. Very courteous and efficient with collecting details to get me an estimate. Their estimate was much better than two other companies I checked with first. Their replacement expert
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was right on time, and called me in advance to let me know he was on his way and going to be right on time. I needed to have them come out twice...not their fault, but
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showed me that my 22-yr old platform was not the right height. He showed me on his smart phone a new stand I could get on my own (saving me some extra $$) that would be perfect for a 75-
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heater and at exactly the right height. That meant that
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needed to make a 2nd trip out to my home, but I didn't get charged extra for the 2nd trip. He was right on time again for the 2nd visit. The work was professional, efficient, and I'm extremely happy with the price I was quoted...and the fact that no extra charges got "slipped in" between the time of the original estimate and when all the work was completed. Very happy with
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- Kenny G.
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Great. Diagnosed need by email photos, installed heater as scheduled. thoroughly professional. Cleaned up completely, hauled away old heater next day. No extra charges or up selling. New heater working well.
- MICHAEL N.
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I called them because it was a leaking. They came few hours after the call and replaced it the same day. They did a great job and they were very professional. They cleaned up after replacing it and didn't left anything behind. It was a great experience. I didn't have any problems with them. The price was very reasonable.
- Gary R.
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is always dependable and knowledgeable. He can repair just about anything. He has a lot of experience and ability. we've had
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out many, many times and he always does a great job. He's done everything from replacing our water heater to doing a fairly extensive kitchen remodel and installing laminate flooring. He's great.
- Brenda B.
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It was absolutely outstanding. They gave me a very good price. He came out here when he said he would going to be here, he got the job done and it was perfect. He was out here an hour after I called him.
- Jerry O.
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They did a good job but the only issue we had was getting them back out to remove the old water heater. It just would have been nice if they had stuck to their word instead of us having to call them to get them to come back out.
- Nancy M.
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When I messaged him he told me that due to new regulations he could not sell me the water heater in the deal. He said he had contacted Angie's List to take down the offer and he continued to give me excuses. He wanted to sell me a
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product for the same price. I accused him of bait and switch. He tried to talk me into not putting a review. He told me he was disgusted with me.
- Timothy W.
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Everyone I dealt with was professional and punctual. The install was clean and looks great. The system works even better! The warranty on the product and labor were the best in the area. After the large tax rebates the cost of this is about $1500- then you will have the savings of minimal electric usage for over 10 years. Financing is available.
- Jacob W.

All Water Heater Installers in Warwick, RI

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A Good Plumber

405 Hope Furnace Rd
Hope

ACE PLUMBING & HEATING

1366 S Broadway
East Providence

Acorn Maintenance

1157 Main Avenue
Warwick

ADDESSI PLUMBING

903 Warwick Ave.
Warwick

Advanced Property Solutions, LLC

109 Pine Hill Ave
Johnston

All In One Service inc

735 main st
West Warwick

Alliance Plumbing and Heating, Inc.

290 Mendon Rd
Cumberland

Almeida Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

22B Lark Industrial Pkwy
Smithfield

Alpha Mechanical

100 Mauran Ave
East Providence

AMERICAN HOME AC & HEATING

115 Farmington Ave.
Providence

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

AppliancePartsPros.com

16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

Brassard Construction, Inc.

70 Bucklin Street
Pawtucket

Buckley Heating & Cooling

1632 Kingstown Rd
Wakefield

C J Nemes Inc

37 Corey St
Woonsocket

C.W. Cummings Plumbing Co. Inc.

1010 Tiogue Ave
Coventry

Cool Pro

170 riverside ave
Cranston

DBA Dereck Curran

20 Princeton Ave
Warwick

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

DiRocco Plumbing Services

110 Railroad Ave
Johnston

Dupuis Oil

401 Walcott St
Pawtucket

F G LEES & SON INC

161 ADMIRAL ST
Providence

F M BODINGTON PLUMBING & HTG

49 MEETING HOUSE LN
Little Compton

Five Star Plumbing & Heating

PO Box 114406
North Providence

Free Flow Plumbing

PO Box 603627

G&G Plumbing

44 Cross Park Ave.
North Kingstown

Gas Pro Inc

326 Cumberland Ave

gasman inc.

203 Easton Ave
Warwick

Gem Plumbing & Heating

1 Wellington Rd
Lincoln

HEAT-TECH LLC

270 Hopkins Hill Rd
Coventry

HOME INSPECTIONS BY DHR INC

146 GIBBS AVE
Newport

Iasimone Plumbing Heating & Drain Cleaning

27 Allen Ave
North Providence

J & K Supplemental Plumbing Inc

2843 S County Trail
East Greenwich

J JOYCE PLUMBING & HEATING

685 W SHORE RD
Warwick

Johnny's Oil +Heating Inc.

232 Pocasset Ave
Providence

LAG Home Improvement

481 Joslin Road
Harrisville

LAWRENCE AIR SYSTEMS INC

P.O. Box 449
Barrington

Manning Plumbing

11 Oniska St.
Warwick

Martel Plumbing & Heating

845 Smithfield Ave
Lincoln

Michael Freitas Plumbing & Heating

525 E Wallum Lake Rd
Pascoag

morrair hvac

17 Creekwood Dr
Warwick

morrair hvac

17 Creekwood Dr
Warwick

Mourato Remodeling Inc.

30 Kenyon Street
West Warwick

Mr Fix It

966 Narragansett Blvd
Providence

Multi-State Restoration Inc

1135 Charles St
Providence

NEWPORT PROPANE

50 UNDERWOOD LN
Middletown

Northeastern Remodeling

1 Edith St
Cumberland

OCEAN STATE PROPERTY SERVICES

542 RIVER AVE
Providence

PHD PLUMBING & HEATING INC

2113 GRAND ARMY HWY

Phillips Plumbing & Mechanical

313 Warwick Ave
Cranston

Phoenix Home Improvement

Providence County

Plumbing & Heating Solutions LLC

2065 Division Rd
East Greenwich

Plumbing By Paul

385 Elmwood Ave
Providence

Priority Plumbing & Heating

21 Greenwood Ave
Warwick

Rambone & Sprague Oil Service Inc

PO Box 568
North Scituate

RB Construction

Pawtucket

REDDY PIPING CONCEPTS INC

PO Box 8099
Cranston

Regan Heating And Air Conditioning

235 Georgia Ave
Providence

Reinhold Heating & Plumbing

10 Cynthia Drive
Johnston

Renewable Plumbing Heating Solar & Air

550 Warren Avenue Building B.
East Providence

Rhino Rooter

11 Cushing Ave

Rhody Plumbing

400 Putnam Pike
Smithfield

Rooterman of Rhode Island

2211 Hartford Av
Johnston

S B Carbone Plumbing & Heating

101 Comstock Pkwy
Cranston

SEARS

1235 W Main Rd
Middletown

STANDISH HEATING & AIR COND

120 HILL FARM CAMP RD
Coventry

The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island Inc

2200 Nooseneck Hill Rd (Rt. 3)
Coventry

Thibault Electric

106 Gardners Neck Rd

Thompson Brothers Plumbing

8 Bosworth St
Providence

Top Notch Plumbing

21 Wildacre Dr
Cranston

United Sewer & Drain

431 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket

Vicmir & Sons Inc

94 Grassy Plain Rd
Riverside

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Wickford Appliance & Lighting

207 Newport Avenue
Pawtucket

WILLIAM J RILEY PLUMBING & HTG

15 NEW ENGLAND WAY
Warwick

WOODS HEATING SERVICE

22 ALMEDIA AVE
East Providence

ZAWADZKI PLUMBING & HEATING

834 W SHORE RD
Warwick

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