Find a water heater installer in El Cajon, CA

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Top 10 hot water heater replacement in El Cajon, CA

Homeowners agree: these El Cajon water heater installation companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
6-2 Plumbing

6-2 Plumbing

4.8Excellent(17)
26 hires on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves El Cajon, CA
Sammy S. says, "David was very friendly and easy to work with. Excellent work at a reasonable price. Was right on schedule. Will hire again without any reservations." Read more
S.&.F Heating And Air Conditioner Inc.

S.&.F Heating And Air Conditioner Inc.

5.0Exceptional(11)
1 hire on HomeGuide
18+ years in business
Serves El Cajon, CA
Sal S. says, " If you have heating and AC work you need done, look no further. Steve is reliable,and hard working. " Read more
Just Your PlumMer

Just Your PlumMer

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves El Cajon, CA
Ashley H. says, "They are fast, affordable, and even help you figure out your own repairs if they feel you can do it. This is our go-to plumber every time. " Read more
AMERICAN POLO REMODELIG

AMERICAN POLO REMODELIG

4.5Awesome(6)
8 hires on HomeGuide
26+ years in business
Serves El Cajon, CA
Stephen S. says, "They were able to adapt to any changes that came across as the project proceeded all the way to conclusion." Read more
Arturo’s Plumbing Services

Arturo’s Plumbing Services

New on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves El Cajon, CA
Always on time,over 35 years of experience residential and commercial, PE gas certified,tankless water heater installations, re-pipe of water systems and sewer systems.
Brinks--San Diego  Plumbing, Pipelining And Leak Detection

Brinks--San Diego Plumbing, Pipelining And Leak Detection

New on HomeGuide
45+ years in business
Serves El Cajon, CA
All Around General Plumbing and a high tech pipelining-trenchless division. Better Business Bureau Finalist Award for Market Place Ethics Great Google Reviews. Great Yelp Reviews.
James Garden

James Garden

New on HomeGuide
44+ years in business
Serves El Cajon, CA
30 years experience, kitchen and Bath remodel, new construction ADU , tankless and water heater installation , re pipe
Rapid Water Heater Inc

Rapid Water Heater Inc

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves El Cajon, CA
We here at Rapid Water Heater proudly honor our customers by offering upfront pricing on our website at flat rate for our expertise in replacing residential tank and tankless water heaters. We look forward to serving and helping our clients.
Trusted Water Systems

Trusted Water Systems

5.0(1)
3+ years in business
Serves El Cajon, CA
Krissy M. says, "Jacob was very friendly and knowledgeable, he was on time and did a great job installing our water heater." Read more
PLUMBERS THAT CARE

PLUMBERS THAT CARE

5.0Exceptional(5)
6 hires on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves El Cajon, CA
Linda B. says, "Experienced courtesy and cared about what he was doing for me " Read more

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 El Cajon hot water heater replacement

Recent success stories from people in the El Cajon area.
Andreas K.
Clear communication during quote and work. Quality installation, friendly and transparent. Highly recommended
6-2 Plumbing
Chuck N.
I've used Stephe on several jobs and he always Showed up with a really cool shirt and an interesting story , great at troubleshooting the problems and fixing it right the first time If you believe in Aliens this is the HVAC guy for you,
S.&.F Heating and Air Conditioner inc.
Liz B.
Johnny was professional, polite, and very responsive. We are incredibly happy with the work his team did for us - and they were able to complete the job a day ahead of schedule! We will definitely be reaching out again the next time we have plumbing or gas work.
AMERICAN POLO REMODELIG
Alexander G.
They are all hard workers and have a lot of experience. Highly recommend plumbers that care
PLUMBERS THAT CARE
Jacky
I had a leak underneath my house had several quotes and all of them were just crazy until I got a quote from jovanny he was able to go with my budget and got the job done... awesome work guys!!!
SDC plumbing
Tony M.
My almost deaf elderly in-laws needed a plumber do to a blocked toilet, and of course this happened on a Saturday. I jumped on Yelp and started calling around and discovered that most companies were not available until later that evening, it was around 12:30 pm when I started. I finally called Solid Plumbing & Drains and Mario answered his phone right away and was sure he could have someone out there in 2 hours. He stated that if they could make it sooner they would let us know, and sure enough they called and were able to arrive within an hour. Mario and his crew were unable to reach the obstruction with a snake and determined it was further down the line. Since there was not an exterior clean-out Mario had to remove the toilet and to clear the blockage....
Solid plumbing & drains inc
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