Find a water heater installer in Charlotte, NC

Find water heater installation companies in Charlotte, NC

Find water heater installation companies in Charlotte, NC

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Find water heater installation companies in Charlotte, NC

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Top 10 hot water heater replacement in Charlotte, NC

Homeowners agree: these Charlotte water heater installation companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Walters Renovations LLC

Walters Renovations LLC

5.0(2)
Offers online services
13 hires on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Carol C. says, "Steve was very prompt to answer the call for this project. He was very professional and friendly and willing to work with you without frustration. He was very polite did a beautiful job quick and cleaned up after the job was done. After discussion the original job was not feasible for what I wanted it to do he gave great suggestions came up with a really good solution we are going forward with that. He installed a new gas line to the house and hooked up my inside gas fireplace." Read more
Just In Time Solutions LLC

Just In Time Solutions LLC

5.0Exceptional(23)
Offers online services
12 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
John J C. says, "Sara, Justin and their crew were a pleasure to have around our home. Our job was a relatively simple one – simply to mulch an area of about 2000 ft.². I’m interested in seeing how they will perform with more technical type carpentry work. They showed up on time, did what they said they were going to do, were polite and professional. " Read more
Charles Plumbing

Charles Plumbing

New on HomeGuide
Serves Charlotte, NC
Thorough, efficient, and a high class of workmanship, I enjoy learning new things and getting to connect with people.
Brock's Handyman Service

Brock's Handyman Service

5.0(2)
5+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Delila says, "His attention to detail. Affordable. Personable. Excellent work" Read more
Bug Man Home Improvements

Bug Man Home Improvements

4.5Awesome(8)
21 hires on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Todd S. says, "He responded to me quickly on a weekend and scheduled me for Monday morning. He was polite and obviously knew the job that he was doing. He is now my go to plumber. Very reasonable rates also." Read more
Bears Water Heater & Sewer Service

Bears Water Heater & Sewer Service

5.0Exceptional(6)
13 hires on HomeGuide
25+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Michelle B. says, "Marty was very prompt in getting in touch with me. Never felt any pressure of selling me on something and just did as we wanted " Read more
Vidal Plumbing

Vidal Plumbing

5.0(3)
4 hires on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Chris G. says, "Very responsive and does a quality job" Read more
Advanced Plumbing Services

Advanced Plumbing Services

5.0Exceptional(5)
3 hires on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Lynne Dixon- W. says, "Fast and friendly plus upfront on prices. Reasonable price for the service. Will def use them again " Read more
All About The Pipes Plumbing, Inc.

All About The Pipes Plumbing, Inc.

New on HomeGuide
3 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Charlotte, NC
We have received many awards from Angie's List, Next Door and the Better Business Bureau for our outstanding customer service.
ASAP Plumbing As Soon As Possible

ASAP Plumbing As Soon As Possible

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Robert says, "His experience And price" Read more

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 Charlotte hot water heater replacement

Recent success stories from people in the Charlotte area.
Pete C.
Mr. Walters was honest and forthright, fair in his pricing. He installed about 160 feet of wooden privacy fence in my backyard and was diligent about overcoming obstacles like trees and tree stumps that might have impeded the project. He knows his tools and knows his product and is skilled at what he does.
Walters Renovations LLC
Britt N.
Justin and Sarah took the time to ensure everything was done right - will be using them for future projects.
Just In Time Solutions LLC
Dorothy R.
I like how much they paid attention to details about the job but also made sure i was happy with the work. They was respectful and honest and on time
Brock's handyman service
Linda Y.
He did an excellent job. Hard working, polite and professional. I’ll be hiring him again for some other jobs. Very reasonable prices!
Bug Man Home Improvements
Tim M.
Marty was very informative, and his knowledge helped me save a lot off money. I will certainly recommend him and invite him for my next project. Mr. Morris
Bears Water Heater & Sewer Service
Katie J.
Nate and his wife installed a disposal for us. Very happy with their service and would hire them again!
Vidal Plumbing
Lynne Dixon- W.
Fast and friendly service
Advanced Plumbing Services
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