Find a water heater installer in Birmingham, AL

Find water heater installation companies in Birmingham, AL

Find water heater installation companies in Birmingham, AL

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Find water heater installation companies in Birmingham, AL

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Top 10 hot water heater replacement in Birmingham, AL

Homeowners agree: these Birmingham water heater installation companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Instaplumber LLC

Instaplumber LLC

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Birmingham, AL
We are licensed and insured and background checked ,29 years in the plumbing trade . We offer warranty on anything we fix . We offer customer satisfaction..We do not leave until customer is completely satisfied
Serrano Plumbing

Serrano Plumbing

New on HomeGuide
Serves Birmingham, AL
Lazaro Serrano Plumbing. 25 years experience. Remodels, service, and drain cleaning. I have worked in the commercial and residential sectors. Looking to expand my business in the remodel sector but will be be able to provide service calls and drain cleaning.
House Remodeling&roof Leak Repair

House Remodeling&roof Leak Repair

5.0(2)
3 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Birmingham, AL
Willyne H. says, "Prompt and very reliable." Read more
Cahabaheightsplumbing

Cahabaheightsplumbing

4.5(4)
6 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Birmingham, AL
Carolyn J. says, "Mr JAN Smith came on a Sunday to fix a very bad water leak. Very kind, reasonable and professional. I would recommend " Read more
Intuitive Plumbing

Intuitive Plumbing

5.0(2)
1 hire on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Birmingham, AL
Kathy S. says, "Tech was knowledgeable and did a great job. " Read more
Scotts Plumbing

Scotts Plumbing

New on HomeGuide
20+ years in business
Serves Birmingham, AL
We give free quotes. Totally free.and a 2 year warranty. At SCOTTS PLUMBING we try to give the client a great service at fair price...We can handle whatever the customer needs...a total plumbing service company mean if its new commercial or residential install..water heater service or change out..drain cleaning..sewer repair or replacement..new water service ..fixture installation..too repairing a simple drip that keeps you up at night.. give us a call no job too small 205-249-4491...
Bo’s Plumbing

Bo’s Plumbing

New on HomeGuide
29+ years in business
Serves Birmingham, AL
We are dependable, trustworthy, clean and fair pricing.
Americas Best Services

Americas Best Services

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Birmingham, AL
We strive in every way big and small to proudly earn the title of America's Best Services LLC. We consider quality to be the biggest difference between us and your average sloppy plumber
J C Plumbing And Drain

J C Plumbing And Drain

5.0(3)
3+ years in business
Serves Birmingham, AL
Sharron W. says, "There professional and very knowledgeable and explained the problem to me" Read more
Charles Pickle Septic Tank

Charles Pickle Septic Tank

New on HomeGuide
46+ years in business
Serves Birmingham, AL
Family owned and operated ,three generations of knowledge licensed,insured,bonded,state certified technician on every job, Advanced Installer

Your Water Heater Installation or Replacement questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does water heater replacement cost?

Water heater replacement costs $600 to $3,100. Tankless water heater installation costs $1,400 to $5,600. A new standard tank water heater costs $400 to $2,100 for the unit, plus $200 to $1,000 for the installation labor.

How long do hot water heaters last?

Tank hot water heaters last 8 to 15 years on average. Tankless water heaters last 10 to 20 years on average.

How do I know if I need a new water heater?

Signs a water heater is going out:

  • Rusty, discolored, or metallic-tasting water
  • Loud clanging, knocking, gurgling, or whining noises
  • Hot water that runs out quickly
  • Low water pressure
  • Foul odor coming from hot water
  • Low or irregular water temperature, or no hot water at all
  • Leaks at the base of the tank or around the pipes at the top of the tank

Do you need a permit to install or replace a water heater?

Most cities require a permit to install a water heater. A water heater permit costs $50 to $200 on average. Most plumbers pull the permit and include permit fees in their estimate.

Can I install a water heater myself?

Manufacturer warranties and local building codes may require a water heater permit and installation by a licensed plumber. Installing a water heater yourself is possible but requires plumbing and electrical experience.

How long does it take to install a water heater?

Installing a tank water heater takes 2 to 6 hours, depending on accessibility. Tankless water heater installation takes 3 to 10 hours for a new install or 2 to 4 hours to replace an existing tankless unit. Replacing a water heater in an attic, closet, or other tight space increases the labor time.

Who installs water heaters?

Licensed plumbers install tank and tankless water heaters, including gas, electric, and hybrid heat pump systems. Home Depot and Lowe's also offer water heater installation through their network of licensed plumbers.

Is a gas water heater better than an electric?

Gas water heaters cost $100 to $700 more than electric up front, but cost $220 less per year to operate. Electric water heaters are cheaper to replace than gas and last 2 to 3 years longer, but cost more to operate.

How to find water heater replacement companies near me?

Finding reputable contractors requires planning, researching, and asking questions. To hire the best:

  • Get at least three estimates from plumbers to compare.
  • Look for plumbers with experience installing tank or tankless water heaters.
  • Select companies that are licensed, insured, and bonded.
  • Check out their reviews and previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Make sure the quote includes removal of the old water heater.
  • Ask about their guarantees.
  • Get an itemized estimate, contract, and warranty in writing before the work begins.
  • Avoid making payments upfront. Pay after installation is completed.

What questions should I ask local hot water heater installers?

When looking to hire a gas water heater installer near you, ask them the following questions:

  • Do you recommend a tank or tankless water heater for my needs, and why?
  • What size water heater do I need for my home?
  • Which type of water heater do you have the most experience installing?
  • Would a gas, propane, or electric water heater be best for my home, and why?
  • Would my home benefit from a hybrid heat pump water heater, and why?
  • Which water heater brands do you offer, and why do you recommend those brands?
  • Are there any manufacturer rebates available?
  • Does your estimate include removing and disposing of the old water heater?
  • What additional costs should I expect?
  • What permits do I need, and will you obtain them?
  • How long will the installation take?
  • How long is the warranty, and what does it cover?
  • How long will the water heater last, and what can I do to make it last longer?
  • What kind of maintenance will my new water heater require?
  • What payment methods do you accept?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

Reviews for Birmingham hot water heater replacement

Recent success stories from people in the Birmingham area.
Gloria T.
The worker was on time. He knew what he was doing and got to work right away. He stayed until the job was done. I would recommend him to others.
House remodeling&roof leak Repair
Umut B.
Cahabaheightsplumbing
April H.
The technician was polite,clean and gave extensive plumbing knowledge. I would use them again if I ever have another plumbing issue.
Intuitive Plumbing
Shannon G.
They where polite and on time just very professional
J c plumbing and drain
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