Find a water heater installer in Columbus, OH

Find water heater installation companies in Columbus, OH

Find water heater installation companies in Columbus, OH

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Find water heater installation companies in Columbus, OH

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Top 10 hot water heater replacement in Columbus, OH

Homeowners agree: these Columbus water heater installation companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
1st Choice Plumbing And Drains

1st Choice Plumbing And Drains

3 hires on HomeGuide
19+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Deiadra B. says, "Called 1st choice plumbing and they sent someone out that same day . Replaced my toilet because the kids were flushing blocks ! You saved the day ." Read more

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New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
23+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Honest discount to seniors and military Helping people
Harden Plumbing And Hvac

Harden Plumbing And Hvac

New on HomeGuide
Serves Columbus, OH
How are you? I do Plumbing and Hvac. Whenever you need any work done feel free to reach out to me and I will get back with you ASAP. I enjoy what I do because it's more of a hobby then a job. I will get the job done.
Blak I Services

Blak I Services

New on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Blak I Services we take pride in offering a wide range of professional cleaning solutions to meet your needs. Whether you're in need of property clean-outs, REO clean-outs, house cleaning, deep cleaning, Airbnb (arbitrage) cleaning, or commercial cleaning, handyman services, we've got you covered. Our team is dedicated to providing top-quality service with attention to detail, ensuring that your property is left sparkling clean and fresh. We understand the importance of a clean and welcoming environment, and we strive to exceed your expectations with every job. With years of experience and a commitment to customer satisfaction, Blak I Servi


New on HomeGuide
2 hires on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
I try to do my job as professional as I can to ensure satisfaction. I give it my all and my happiness comes from my customers being happy with my work. I enjoy every aspect of the work I do but I especially enjoy painting and remodeling interior. I have enjoyed and loved the work I do for more than 15 years.
Urgent Plumbing Repairs And Installation

Urgent Plumbing Repairs And Installation

1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves Columbus, OH
Rachel N. says, "He arrived when he said he would, and was inexpensive. Work seems to be done well. " Read more
Discount Plumbing And Drain Solutions LLC

Discount Plumbing And Drain Solutions LLC

4 hires on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Janet M. S. says, "He was absolutely positively the nicest person in the entire world he called to say he would be a little late and then only arrived a few minutes late anyway he did one fantastic job and cleaned up after his self and even did a little extra job for me he is great great great" Read more
Non-Stop Lawn Care

Non-Stop Lawn Care

5 hires on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Cole H. says, "Non-Stop Lawn Care is awesome. They do a terrific job, always on time, and are super friendly. I highly recommend them!" 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 Columbus hot water heater replacement

Recent success stories from people in the Columbus area.
Bob S.
They installed a water heater and gave a good price showed up on time good quality work
1st choice plumbing and drains
Daniel A.
Quality work and reasonable charge
Urgent plumbing repairs and installation
Chris H.
Very easy. Gary showed up the next day and fixed out new faucet quickly and efficiently.
Discount plumbing and drain solutions LLC
Jay G.
Great Customer Service!! Great job and did it right the first time!! Would highly recommend for any lawn care or snow removal service you need!!
Non-Stop Lawn Care
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