Find a water heater installer in Athens, GA

Find water heater installation companies in Athens, GA

Find water heater installation companies in Athens, GA

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Find water heater installation companies in Athens, GA

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Top 10 hot water heater replacement in Athens, GA

Clients agree: these Athens water heater installation companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.


New on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Athens, GA
We are a licensed, and insured company with 12 years of experience. We’ll be happy to help you in your project or plumbing repair than you need .
Brights Electrical

Brights Electrical

14 hires on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Athens, GA
Lisa R. says, "Very proficient and professional. Went above and beyond." Read more
Pablo Handyman

Pablo Handyman

Offers online services
5 hires on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Athens, GA
Cynthia V. says, "I am waiting for an estimate " Read more
Atlanta Repairs

Atlanta Repairs

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Athens, GA
I love taking care and making my customer happy solving your problem is my expectation I have been doing plumbing over 15 years now working with a few good plumbing companies in the state of Georgia I love my job I am working on becoming a master License plumber
Eric's Plumbing And Consulting, Inc.

Eric's Plumbing And Consulting, Inc.

New on HomeGuide
33+ years in business
Serves Athens, GA
Eric's Plumbing and Consulting, Inc. is a full-service company specializing in all aspects of plumbing for commercial, residential, and multi-family housing. We are a family-owned and operated company with over 38 years of experience in the Plumbing industry. Over the years we have progressed in our success with professionalism, integrity, honesty, and our dedication to taking pride in our workmanship. With dedication and confidence, we guarantee our workmanship and materials. For your convenience, we offer 24-hour emergency service and for your protection, we are fully insured and have a staff made up of licensed and experienced technicians....
Eric's Plumbing And Consulting, Inc.

Eric's Plumbing And Consulting, Inc.

New on HomeGuide
Serves Athens, GA
Eric Leiter owner and operator of Eric's Plumbing and Consulting, Inc. Is a former Chief Plumbing Inspector and Plans Examiner with over 35 years in the plumbing industry. Eric is personally involved in every call performed by our company. Master Plumber, ICC Certified Plumbing Inspector and Plans Examiner, Medical Gas Certified, Natural and LP gas certified The satisfaction of all of our customers keeps us encouraged to continue providing the best quality plumbing service in the industry....
Turning Point Handyman Services Llc

Turning Point Handyman Services Llc

New on HomeGuide
18+ years in business
Serves Athens, GA
I get excited to each and every time a customer reaches out to me especially one I've already worked with and satisfied to be able to make their life a little bit easier and a little easier on the wallet LOL gives me the greatest satisfaction What makes my service different from others is I go a little bit slower and charge a decent amount less than most a lot of people look me over because of those two facts but the ones who don't are very satisfied when I'm done because it was cheaper even though it took a little bit longer than most and the reason it takes a little bit longer than most is because I pay attention to everything I take my tim...

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 $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.

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 $25 to $250 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 Athens hot water heater replacement

Recent success stories from people in the Athens area.
Allen P.
Very quick and responsive in terms of communication. Scheduled and completed work very quickly at a very affordable price. Great service
Brights Electrical
Kenneth G.
Work Description: Gutter Cleaning Comments: Completed that job and also removed a stump for me, all at a very reasonable cost. I would hire him again.
Pablo handyman
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