Find a water heater installer in Austin, TX

Find water heater installation companies in Austin, TX

Find water heater installation companies in Austin, TX

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Find water heater installation companies in Austin, TX

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Top 10 hot water heater replacement in Austin, TX

Homeowners agree: these Austin water heater installation companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Simple Maintenance Solution

Simple Maintenance Solution

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Tom G. says, "Excellent job! He was honest and professional and was able to properly fix my plumbing leak. Will hire again." Read more
Torres Plumbing LLC

Torres Plumbing LLC

5.0(2)
1 hire on HomeGuide
20+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Rhonda S. says, "Torres plumbing was fantastic! Prompt, professional, courteous, knowledgeable and honest. Gave me a price that was much lower than the other company I consulted with. I would highly recommend Torres Plumbing" Read more
A1AA Repair

A1AA Repair

5.0(2)
1 hire on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Randy B. says, "Friendly, knowledgeable, fair" Read more
Scott Services TX

Scott Services TX

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Lindsey H. says, "Very professional and quick to get the job done!" Read more
Good Guy Plumbing And Services

Good Guy Plumbing And Services

4.9Exceptional(7)
24 hires on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Paul O. says, "I hired him to put in a new gas line for a generator. He was fast and efficient and was much more affordable than other plumbers that responded. I would call him again. " Read more
Aaron Remodeling & Cleaning Services LLC

Aaron Remodeling & Cleaning Services LLC

5.0Exceptional(8)
Top Pro
5 hires on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Beth S. says, "Great - responded quickly and fixed what we were looking for. Straightforward and affordable. And he was very nice!" Read more
PRO HOME SERVICE

PRO HOME SERVICE

4.9Exceptional(8)
16 hires on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Steven B R. says, "Prompt response and very nice person who responded." Read more
Gary Gray Handyman Services

Gary Gray Handyman Services

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
I provide quality service at a fair price and in a timely manner. I enjoy meeting new people and building long term relationships with my clients. Being able to do so many things makes every day a new adventure. I do plumbing, electrical, window and door installation, carpentry, painting, appliance repair, locksmithing and a whole slew of other things. I really like being to help people in their time of need like when an AC stops working in our texas heat or a hot water heater gives out on one to 2 or 3 days that it gets cold here. Also, I like to see happy faces when an upgrade is complete or just doing something new for a client that makes...
All American Maintenance Solutions

All American Maintenance Solutions

New on HomeGuide
Serves Austin, TX
We are a customer first based business that aims to provide quality work at affordable rates. No job to big or small.
US Construction And Remodeling

US Construction And Remodeling

1.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
41+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Hi, my name is Felipe Gracia I own US Construction and Remodeling. We have been remodeling for 24 years. In the last 14 years we have moved more into doing custom bathrooms at a reasonable price. we still do all types of remodling sheet rock paint framing. Meeting new people and helping them create and design the bathroom of their dreams.

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 Austin hot water heater replacement

Recent success stories from people in the Austin area.
Sara D.
Great experience
Torres Plumbing LLC
Eddie J.
when the tech came to look at the dryer right away, he had identified what the problem was and right away took care of the problem.
A1AA Repair
Phat L.
My water heater was broken due to recent winter storm and need to be replaced with a new one. He did such a good job installing it. Very patient and know what he is doing. The price is right and reasonable. Do not overcharge for many extras like other plumbers. Quick service. Overall very happy with his service and would recommend him for anyone who looking for a good but affordable plumber.
Good Guy plumbing and Services
Joffre J.
Excellent, speedy service!
Aaron Remodeling & Cleaning Services LLC
Robert A.
Eri and his helper came to my house to check out what I needed for the job, went to Home Depot with me to get the stuff that we needed for the job and came back to my home and did the Job!! This was all done on a Sunday! Very reasonable, personable and highly recommended.
PRO HOME SERVICE
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