Find a water heater installer in Cincinnati, OH

Find water heater installation companies in Cincinnati, OH

Find water heater installation companies in Cincinnati, OH

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Find water heater installation companies in Cincinnati, OH

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Top 10 hot water heater replacement in Cincinnati, OH

Clients agree: these Cincinnati water heater installation companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Mike's  Plumbing Llc

Mike's Plumbing Llc

New on HomeGuide
Serves Cincinnati, OH
I have over a decade of experience in plumbing and can do any Plumbing task in your home. Also I'm fully insured for your protection
John's On Plumbing & Drain Cleaning

John's On Plumbing & Drain Cleaning

4.9Exceptional(10)
13 hires on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Cincinnati, OH
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
Top Tier Flooring & Tile LLC

Top Tier Flooring & Tile LLC

5.0(2)
2 hires on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Cincinnati, OH
Rodney J. says, "Jesse did a good job on the project and did well in communicating ahead of it, and then handling it all in an efficient manner when arriving. He and his fellow worker were able to handle all in a good amount of time and also did well in disposing of the replaced parts." Read more
R&T Plumbing

R&T Plumbing

5.0(3)
11+ years in business
Serves Cincinnati, OH
Rachel M. says, "I left my hose on my frost free hose bib which caused a waterline to freeze and burst. They came with all the parts and replaced my hose bib with a brand new one. Also they added a shutoff valve for winter time so we can turn the water off to it in the future. Everything was fixed and my water was back on in just a couple hours. I will reach out to them in the future for any Plumbing work I may need." Read more
XTS Exclusive Treasure Subsidiaries, LLC.

XTS Exclusive Treasure Subsidiaries, LLC.

5.0(1)
19+ years in business
Serves Cincinnati, OH
Chi'Ayannah L. says, "XTS, provided an excellent service! Great price! & a professional experience! JOB WELL DONE!👍" Read more
Legacy Plumbing Service

Legacy Plumbing Service

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Cincinnati, OH
Affordable plumbing services for the greater Cincinnati area. reliable service you can depend on with out spending to much money
Cincinnati Handyman Eugene

Cincinnati Handyman Eugene

New on HomeGuide
3 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Cincinnati, OH
Quality prevails Something different every day
Wellness Water

Wellness Water

New on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Cincinnati, OH
Helping people solve their problems
Go-to Guys Drain Services & Home Improvement Company

Go-to Guys Drain Services & Home Improvement Company

5.0Exceptional(29)
Offers online services
47 hires on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Cincinnati, OH
Aj M. says, "Very informative and they were able to help right away! Price was a good value as well! " Read more
All American Tradesmen

All American Tradesmen

5.0Exceptional(21)
19 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Cincinnati, OH
Barbara P. says, "Very knowledgeable in fixing my plumbing issues. Polite and friendly. Would use his services again." 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 $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 Cincinnati hot water heater replacement

Recent success stories from people in the Cincinnati area.
Beth L.
Friendly, will work when you are available, reasonable prices
John's On Plumbing & Drain Cleaning
Charles
Very good rate and made sure the job was done properly.
Top Tier Flooring & Tile LLC
Katie S.
My water heater was leaking and needed replaced. Ryan and his father came out the next day to help me. They even transported the new heater in there truck from Lowes to my house. They installed my new water heater and replaced some old copper piping that was in bad shape. They were reasonable with pricing and disposed of the old water heater as well. They were honest and did a great job
R&T Plumbing
Chuck M.
Fast. Professional. Very reasonable.
Go-to Guys Drain Services & Home Improvement company
Barbara P.
Knowledgeable and took care of my issues. Friendly and courteous.
All American Tradesmen
Dan M.
All Around Drive
Nikki M.
Very clean and organized and friendly does amazing workb
Amberly repairs
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