Find a water heater installer in San Francisco, CA

Find water heater installation companies in San Francisco, CA

Find water heater installation companies in San Francisco, CA

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Find water heater installation companies in San Francisco, CA

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Top 10 hot water heater replacement in San Francisco, CA

Clients agree: these pros are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Innovation Plumbing And Rooter Dba HBR CONSTRUCTION

Innovation Plumbing And Rooter Dba HBR CONSTRUCTION

4.9Exceptional(19)
Offers online services
28 hires on HomeGuide
Serves San Francisco, CA
Mrs. Judy L. says, "Agreed to a price and charged correctly for a fine job. Very professional attitude. Judy P" Read more
WaltersplumbingW.A

WaltersplumbingW.A

5.0(4)
2 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Oakland, CA
Riana A. says, "Easy to deal with, professional and very courteous " Read more
I Rooter & Plumbing

I Rooter & Plumbing

5.0Exceptional(6)
7 hires on HomeGuide
Serves San Francisco, CA
Welcome to I Rooter & Plumbing. We're available and ready to provide you with the plumbing industries leading professionals. Regardless the scope of your plumbing project our team is prepared. Call us today! Our experts will save you time & money by delivering plumbing services that are Expedient & Efficient with Superior Expertise. At I Rooter & Plumbing we maintain a high standard in delivering quality plumbing services to our customers. Our Plumbers are notably recognized as career professionals. We are consistent in attaining 100% customer satisfaction 100% of the time by diagnosing, servicing, repairing and installing Residential or Co...
Stanley Plumbing/209 Plumbing

Stanley Plumbing/209 Plumbing

5.0Exceptional(60)
9 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Stockton, CA
Lee T. says, "i was great and easy having richard work on my water heater and bathroom and kitchen faucets. AAAAA+++++ thanks lee" Read more
Fitzgerald's Repair

Fitzgerald's Repair

1.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves San Francisco, CA
My attention to detail and doing the job the correct way. Cause I take pride in my work over putting a dollar in my pocket
Mauricio Handyman

Mauricio Handyman

5.0Exceptional(8)
11 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Hillsborough, CA
Marina K. says, "He did a great job." Read more
True Precision Trades

True Precision Trades

4.4(5)
14 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Oakland, CA
Richard B. says, "Very good, and very nice guy." Read more
Deleon Plumbing & Gas

Deleon Plumbing & Gas

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves San Jose, CA
Melanie H. says, "Dany was quick to answer my request, giving me a call instead of just texting an answer. We spoke briefly about the problem and he manage to find the time to come on the same day! Was able to pay through paypal, which is event better during our times of social distancing. " Read more
AAA.HANDYMAN.PRO.SERVICES

AAA.HANDYMAN.PRO.SERVICES

4.7(3)
1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves San Francisco, CA
A A A Any job Any time Always satisfied 24/7 on call service , No job too small or big , Fast response ,respectful ,professional ,Aways get the job done right and cleans up our mess, we always explain the problem and give customers the best solution and options customer has to choose from to solve problem i have 15 plus years around plumbing and service call I over see the upkeep of several building i enjoy what I do I want to fix and repair so it’s hard to consider what I do work when I enjoy it so much especially when it makes others happy and stress less knowing there problem is fixed right...
Flash Plumbing

Flash Plumbing

4.9Exceptional(8)
9 hires on HomeGuide
Serves San Bruno, CA
Ylond M. says, "Good communicator! Did a great job, fixed my plumbing issues in a timely manner. Very professional." 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 San Francisco hot water heater replacement

Recent success stories from people in the San Francisco area.
Juan O.
Very professional. Replaced the water heater in no time. Very clean work
Innovation Plumbing and Rooter dba HBR CONSTRUCTION
Riana A.
While I have to call around or text to get a quote, Walter called me, and offer me a good deal. He came before the scheduled time, very nice, honest, and patient. He knows exactly what to do, and patiently explained what is the problem, and we really appreciate it. Great service, and we definitely will use his service on our next projects.
WaltersplumbingW.A
Robert T.
Good job & thanks
I Rooter & Plumbing
Cliff K.
Stanley installed a water heater that was too big to go into the utilities closet. With a little extra work, it fits. He made a return trip no charge. Have his business card taped to my water heater just in case. What more do you need to know? Give him a call he's a good guy!
Stanley Plumbing/209 Plumbing
Olga K.
Great job! Was on time and knew exactly what needed to be done. Yes, do recommend him.
Mauricio handyman
Rose M.
He was very pleasant & listened to my concerns. He didn’t try to pressure me into having more work done than what I could afford. I would use him again. He is a gentleman with a good heart.
True Precision Trades
Dermot D.
Michael is punctual, pleasant to deal with knows his stuff.
AAA.HANDYMAN.PRO.SERVICES
Marvin D.
Excellent, timely and on budget
Flash Plumbing
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