Find a water heater installer in Sterling Heights, MI

Find water heater installation companies in Sterling Heights, MI

Find water heater installation companies in Sterling Heights, MI

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Find water heater installation companies in Sterling Heights, MI

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Top 10 hot water heater replacement in Sterling Heights, MI

Homeowners agree: these Sterling Heights water heater installation companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
NWT Services: Electrical & Home Improvements

NWT Services: Electrical & Home Improvements

4.9Exceptional(46)
51 hires on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves Sterling Heights, MI
Aaron H. says, "Nick came out and completed the job quickly and efficiently! After he was done, he made sure everything was cleaned up and if I had any questions. He also spent some time going over other potential projects that I had questions on and seeing if he would be able to do them. Definitely will be using his services in the future!" Read more
Urban Modifications Llc

Urban Modifications Llc

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
5 hires on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Sterling Heights, MI
Lori A. says, "I liked Gino a lot and he did a great job on my bathtub I had him quote me out a couple different jobs that I plan on having him come back for as soon as the madness in my home dies down a bit." Read more
Flawless Plumbing & Flooring LLC

Flawless Plumbing & Flooring LLC

5.0Exceptional(14)
30 hires on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Sterling Heights, MI
Robert T. says, "There great!!!" Read more
D&S Plumbing

D&S Plumbing

5.0(1)
4+ years in business
Serves Sterling Heights, MI
Kate S. says, "They came out for a free estimate and got the work done right than and there. I will not be using any other company" Read more
FLAWLESS PLUMBING & FLOORING Co.

FLAWLESS PLUMBING & FLOORING Co.

5.0(1)
3 hires on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Sterling Heights, MI
D Y. says, "Flawless" Read more
Second Opinion Plumbing

Second Opinion Plumbing

New on HomeGuide
18+ years in business
Serves Sterling Heights, MI
I treat every job like I want my home treated. Everyday is different, jobs can be similar but different. Everyday is a learning experience regardless if it is the work or the people you meet. Facebook page has pictures of past work, and LinkedIn has my qualifications listed with approvals of past organizations I have worked with.
The Electric Guys

The Electric Guys

5.0Exceptional(18)
9 hires on HomeGuide
29+ years in business
Serves Sterling Heights, MI
Alex B. says, "Great job, highly recommend!" Read more
A-1 Affordable Plumbing

A-1 Affordable Plumbing

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
25+ years in business
Serves Sterling Heights, MI
Darrell D. says, "Friendly and fair. " Read more
Total Tub And Shower

Total Tub And Shower

New on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Sterling Heights, MI
Helping customers live independently in their homes as they age by supplying quality products and home improvement services
Handyman Services

Handyman Services

New on HomeGuide
Serves Sterling Heights, MI
Affordable services

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 Sterling Heights hot water heater replacement

Recent success stories from people in the Sterling Heights area.
Judy W.
Very satisfied with service. Nick came out Sat. night (hour & half to 2 hour drive for him got lights working & diagnosed the furnace, unfortunately it was Mon. before he could get parts for furnace. He diagnosed cause & fixed it Mon. when he returned. Need more work done & will definitely use Nick.
NWT Services: Electrical & Home Improvements
Lori A.
Gino was wonderful, replied to every message prior to the job, showed up at my home in a timely and professional manner and did a beautiful job on resurfacing a 23 year old tub it is so white and shiny and looks brand new I couldn’t be happier! I am going to be bringing this company back to do Epoxe pours in 2 bathrooms/countertops and also a new laundry room floor/makeover/exterior cement work. Very happy.
Urban Modifications llc
Charmedia C C.
Agenique was very helpful calling several time, informing me of when the plumber DJ will arrive. She called back the next day to make sure that the job was okay. DJ did a great job in putting in new faucet.
Flawless Plumbing & Flooring LLC
Emmalie P.
Quick response time, very knowledgeable, reasonable price
The Electric Guys
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