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Find water heater installation companies in Boston, MA

Find water heater installation companies in Boston, MA

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Find water heater installation companies in Boston, MA

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Top 10 hot water heater replacement in Boston, MA

Homeowners agree: these Boston water heater installation companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Go 2 Plumbing & HVAC

Go 2 Plumbing & HVAC

New on HomeGuide
4 hires on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
We are a small family owned business owned by a father and son with over 75 years of generational plumbing and hvac experience.
Fixing Leaks

Fixing Leaks

5.0(2)
7 hires on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Iman A. says, "Mike is great. Quickly diagnosed the issue, offered options and did the repairs. I’m very happy with his work, and I can say I have go-to-plumber at last!" Read more
M P MECHANICAL

M P MECHANICAL

1.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
We are dedicated to serving our customers not only with great workmanship but also with comptetative pricing and great communication in the frfice. We love to give our customers an honest day’s work and be able to fix any problems the encounter in their homes
Karma2maintenance

Karma2maintenance

5.0(3)
5 hires on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Yves M. says, "Perfect" Read more
Lisek Construction

Lisek Construction

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
I am a licensed and insured Contractor and HVAC technician. I have been working on homes for 30 plus years. I am prompt to answer your calls and messages. I treat your home like it were my own and make sure it’s picked up after the jobs done.
Major Plumbing &Home Improvements

Major Plumbing &Home Improvements

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Major plumbing is a go to company in the small remodel world .. not only do you get your desired upgrade plumbing fixtures we can also frame patch or sheet rock any bathroom or kitchen I. Any basement attcic or existing location ... We also have a side division as we are open to property management .. where we provide handyman services in and outside your property electric work is also provided
Kumar's Distinct Plumbing, Heating And Gas Fitting

Kumar's Distinct Plumbing, Heating And Gas Fitting

New on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Established in 2016, Kumar's Distinct Plumbing, Heating and Gas Fitting serves Everett, MA, and surrounding areas. With over 15 years of industry experience, they hold a reputation for their unmatched customer service, professionalism, and cleanliness at job sites. This locally owned and operated company offers a wide range of services including the installation of water heaters, boilers, plumbing fixtures, and gas fittings. They also provide emergency services seven days a week. Kumar's Distinct Plumbing, Heating and Gas Fitting looks forward to offering you a free estimate and excellent service.
United Brothers Hvac

United Brothers Hvac

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Veteran owned, respectful, honest with over 17 years of experience Customer satisfaction. Unusual task.
GREEN TEAM DRAINS

GREEN TEAM DRAINS

New on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
At Green Team Drains, we take pride in being your trusted partners for all your plumbing needs. With years of dedicated service in the plumbing industry, we have built a reputation for excellence, reliability, and unmatched expertise. Our Commitment: We understand the importance of a well-functioning plumbing system in your home or business. That's why our team of highly skilled and licensed plumbers is committed to delivering top-notch services that exceed your expectations. Whether it's a minor leak or a major installation, we approach every project with the same level of dedication and attention to detail.
Mouradian Plumbing & Heating

Mouradian Plumbing & Heating

New on HomeGuide
23+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Mouradian Plumbing & Heating, established in 2001, is a full-service plumbing company based in Arlington, MA. Renowned for its exceptional workmanship and customer service, Mouradian Plumbing & Heating offers comprehensive plumbing and heating solutions. From general repairs to repiping, remodeling, and new construction, the company ensures complete customer satisfaction. They also assist in the installation of new bathroom or kitchen fixtures and water heaters, catering to both residential and commercial clients. Their reputation is built on service, safety, and quality.

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 Boston hot water heater replacement

Recent success stories from people in the Boston area.
Leo G.
Did the job expediciously, answered all questions, friendly cleaned up.
Fixing Leaks
Lena R.
The best service I had in many years.
Karma2maintenance
Jason R.
Absolutely, here's a great review for Home Builders Inc. you can use: "We recently had our entire home remodeled by Home Builders Inc., and we couldn't be happier with the results. They did a wonderful job from start to finish. The project was completed on time and on budget, and the quality of workmanship is outstanding. We would highly recommend Home Builders Inc. to anyone considering a home renovation."
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