Find a water heater installer in Seattle, WA

Find water heater installation companies in Seattle, WA

Find water heater installation companies in Seattle, WA

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Find water heater installation companies in Seattle, WA

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Top 10 hot water heater replacement in Seattle, WA

Homeowners agree: these Seattle water heater installation companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Rush Plumbing Inc

Rush Plumbing Inc

New on HomeGuide
20+ years in business
Serves Seattle, WA
Rush Plumbing was opened in 2009 by Robert. Rush Plumbing Inc. is a small family owned and operated business located in Kent. Rush Plumbing stands out with their customer service, making sure that they go the extra step to ensure the customer is informed and updated throughout the whole process and beyond. Rush Plumbing believes in making each and every customer smile!
ABC Complete Piping

ABC Complete Piping

4 hires on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Seattle, WA
John G. says, "5 stars !!!! Very professional and friendly !,," Read more
ALL-N-ONE Home Repair Service

ALL-N-ONE Home Repair Service

21+ years in business
Serves Seattle, WA
Theresa J. says, "Fast and friendly service." Read more
D. Michael Wall

D. Michael Wall

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Seattle, WA
Hello, my name is Michael. I started plumbing in 2004. I started my career doing commercial plumbing and then went to new residential, then new commercial and in 2018 I started working for myself doing only service plumbing. My motto is, "If water runs through it, I can do it." Talking about all the different kinds of Plumbing I could do. When you hire me you will get a hard working, knowledgable, determined person that takes pride in their work. I treat every job like I was working on my own house. I warranty all my work so if anything ever goes wrong I will come back and fix it for free. I've never had to warranty anything yet but the optio
Evergeeen Construction Group

Evergeeen Construction Group

13 hires on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Seattle, WA
Edward Q. says, "Fast and efficient. Good, great. Great. ******,,,*,,,,*****"""""""**********""""**"***"*********""********,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,. And great!" Read more
SVA Plumbing

SVA Plumbing

Serves Seattle, WA
Blaiz G. says, "Helped relocated a sink, install a pot filler, move gas lines and install an instant hot water faucet. Quality work, great price and completed quickly. Showed up in time and did not disappoint. Would definitely use again." Read more


10 hires on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Seattle, WA
Joe G. says, "He is amiable, concise and knows his business. Recommended!" Read more
JJ Handyman”s Service

JJ Handyman”s Service

8 hires on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves Seattle, WA
Niresh P. says, "I was looking for a plumber to find out the leak which i had it in my house and Joseph was the first that responded to my inquiry. He gave me an estimate that cost much less than other companies estimates. Very professional and punctual. I will definitely be using his service in the future and will recommend my friends too. " Read more
Lux Construct LLC

Lux Construct LLC

Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
25+ years in business
Serves Seattle, WA
Kirill . says, "This company does great job! Very punctual and gave me fast quotes and price was very good. Work is excellent! " 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 Seattle hot water heater replacement

Recent success stories from people in the Seattle area.
Kathie F.
These guys were awesome did a great job got it fixed and did an inspection to show me where we may have other issues that may need attention. I will be calling them when we are ready to tackle other issues in our home. The home is 122 years old so yes we are going to have issues
Evergeeen Construction Group
D&a C.
I highly recommend SVA Plumbing! Very professional and respectful plumber who was able to handle all of our plumbing issues. Thank you
SVA Plumbing
Keith S.
Experienced, friendly. flexible
Nathania K.
I needed help to replace a kitchen faucet, Joseph was one of the first that responded to my inquiry. He gave me a set price that cost much less than other companies’ estimates. Very professional, punctual and respectful. I will definitely be using his service in the future
JJ Handyman”s service
Jonathan S.
John did an amazing job remodeling my kitchen, finished in time, full of kindness and respect to us. Highly recommended. Looking forward to hire him again
Lux Construct LLC
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