Find a water heater installer in Long Beach, CA

Find water heater installation companies in Long Beach, CA

Find water heater installation companies in Long Beach, CA

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Find water heater installation companies in Long Beach, CA

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Top 10 hot water heater replacement in Long Beach, CA

Clients agree: these pros are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.


17 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Norwalk, CA
Rossana C. says, " Great service .. nice guys ! They did some work for my family and did a great job. They explained everything they were doing and made sure everything was up to code." Read more
Jim & Stephanie Enterprises, Inc

Jim & Stephanie Enterprises, Inc

6 hires on HomeGuide
Russell W. says, "As a new customer of Empire, I was impressed with Tim’s knowledge of his products. He thoroughly explained to me the various models and their features and helped me to make the right” decision. I look forward to working with Time and Empire in the future. " Read more


24 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Garden Grove, CA
Mildred B. says, "His work was excellent and very professional. Will hire again." Read more
VK Plumbing And Rooter Services

VK Plumbing And Rooter Services

New on HomeGuide
Serves Long Beach, CA
Hi, I’m Vincent owner of the VK plumbing and Rooter Service. I’m a licensed, bonded, and insured plumbing contractor. I have been plumbing over 20 years. I do commercial and residential plumbing. I pride myself in being honest and reliable. I offer construction and service and repair services.


17 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Alhambra, CA
Anton K. says, "Knowledgeable and good at communication" Read more
Accurate Plumbing &Drains Inc

Accurate Plumbing &Drains Inc

New on HomeGuide
Serves Anaheim, CA
We hello my name is Kyle and I am with AccuratePlumbing and Drains. We are a full-service, plumbing company, providing service for the orange county and surrounding cities. New job is too big not too small. We service toilets to water heaters to drain lines to gas leaks, and water leaks if you need a plumbing inspection we are the company to call were not just called AccuratePlumbing and Drains for any reason . We at AccuratePlumbing and Drains put our customers need first. we will treat you and your home as if you were family. So please feel free to give us a call anytime day or night. Thank you very much and have a blessed one....
Advanced Home Repairs

Advanced Home Repairs

9 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Inglewood, CA
Mehrdad T. says, "Professional and cordial. On time and friendly. Finished the job as stated . I will recommend his expert services to anyone. Very reasonable in price." Read more


21 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Santa Ana, CA
Natalie B. says, "Sean was great- he was able to schedule my appointment to change out faucets and shower/tub trim in the bathroom really quickly. I didn’t have all the correct parts - he was very knowledgable and helped me order the right valve etc that I needed so he can complete the job. He was friendly, professional and did a great job, so I would definitely recommend! " Read more
CPR Plumbing

CPR Plumbing

New on HomeGuide
Serves Alhambra, CA
My clients are always first. I focus more on doing the job right the first time, and making a long lasting relationship with my clients.
Camco Rooter

Camco Rooter

4 hires on HomeGuide
Serves San Pedro, CA
-Stephanie M. says, "I’ve had Cezar out to my house twice and couldn’t be happier. He is always courteous, explains everything he’s going to do along with what he will charge me. I’ve never had such a great plumber! " Read more

Your Water Heater Installation or Replacement questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

Water heater replacement costs $600 to $1,800. Tankless water heater installation costs $800 to $3,500. A new water heater costs $300 to $2,000 for the unit, plus $200 to $1,000 for the installation labor.

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

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

Most cities require a permit to install a water heater. A water heater permit costs $25 to $250 on average. Most plumbers pull the permit and include permit fees in their estimate.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Long Beach hot water heater replacement

Recent success stories from people in the Long Beach area.
Gene S.
He did a fast job and was fair on price
Ethel B.
Fast, on time, professional, reasonable prices.
Gary B.
A perfect experience and incredibly quick too. I was impressed with every aspect of the project. Not only did James have the best bid but was very professional and finished the complex job in one day. Couldn't be happier. He and his helper even helped rescue a trapped Owl as they were leaving. It doesn't get any better.......
Advanced Home Repairs
Jody H.
Sean came out the very next day after we spoke and came up with a perfect solution for my drainage issues and had some fantastic ideas. I’d say his fees were more than reasonable and his expertise and professionalism were outstanding. I would deck definitely recommend him and will definitely use him again.
-Alison H.
Expedient and professional. Was at our house in less than an hour after we called on a Sunday and finished up the job within 3 hours. Previously had a pipe so rusted out that our faucet in the bathtub just gushed our water and now everything is back to normal. Keeping this company in my contacts list.
Camco Rooter
Oscar B.
Dealing with a leaky kitchen sink can be frustrating, especially when you've already installed a new faucet. Unfortunately, that was the situation I found myself in at my home in North Hills 91343. Thankfully, Lopez Plumbing was able to help me out. I called them and within an hour, their technician, Nery was at my doorstep. He quickly diagnosed the issue and had it fixed in just 20 minutes! Nery was not only skilled and efficient, but he was also very friendly and courteous. He provided a fair price for the repair, and I couldn't be happier with the service I received. If you're ever in need of plumbing help, I highly recommend giving Lopez Plumbing a call. They have a team of dedicated professionals who will get the job done right and in a timely manner.
Lopez Plumbing & rooter Inc.
John M.
Good work at a fair price.
Luis Drian services inc
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