Find a water heater installer in Lexington, KY

Find water heater installation companies in Lexington, KY

Find water heater installation companies in Lexington, KY

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Find water heater installation companies in Lexington, KY

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Top 10 hot water heater replacement in Lexington, KY

Homeowners agree: these Lexington water heater installation companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Robert Wallace Plumbing

Robert Wallace Plumbing

New on HomeGuide
Serves Lexington, KY
Welcome to Robert Wallace Plumbing, your industry-leading plumbing company in Lexington, KY and the surrounding area. We provide a variety of plumbing services, including residential plumbing, commercial plumbing, drain cleaning, plumbing repair, plumbing replacement, water heater services, leak repair,sewer line repair and more. We have the skill and experience necessary to serve as your full-service residential, commercial and emergency plumber, offering the highest quality services and customer care in the Lexington area. With over 20 years of experience, our family owned & operated plumbing company offers dedication, integrity, and a comm...
John's On Plumbing & Drain Cleaning

John's On Plumbing & Drain Cleaning

13 hires on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Lexington, KY
Linda R. says, "Very professional and detailed in his work. Ian installed a tub for me, and I had him do the tile work as well. Thanks again" Read more
Handyman Brothers

Handyman Brothers

New on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Lexington, KY
Family oriented business with excellent customer service
All City Plumbing And AIR

All City Plumbing And AIR

22+ years in business
Serves Lexington, KY
Cody A. says, "I'm very professional knew what they were doing" Read more
Rudy's Remodeling & Handyman Services

Rudy's Remodeling & Handyman Services

4+ years in business
Serves Lexington, KY
Joyce says, "His ideas! He is a genuine guy and doesn't cut corners. His prices were great. Our family appreciated his talent and hard work " Read more
Herrington Electric

Herrington Electric

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
27+ years in business
Serves Lexington, KY
I'm 43 yrears old and I've been in this trade for almost 30 years, im married to a nurse practitioner from U.K., and we have 4 kids. My new clients tell me that they feel like they have known me for years BBCafter meeting me. I enjoy meeting new clients and getting to know them! One major thing I enjoy of my work is when a new/existing client has bad electrical problems or an emergency call, makes me feel good when one says he appreciatets, and thanks me after saving their hot or business from a fire or a potential fire! I try my best to gain trust and let them know their are in good hands! Lets me know what I do,I can help people, such as ...

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 Lexington hot water heater replacement

Recent success stories from people in the Lexington area.
Beth L.
Friendly, will work when you are available, reasonable prices
John's On Plumbing & Drain Cleaning
He’s very creative & doesnt half ass any job asked of him.
Rudy's Remodeling & Handyman Services
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