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Water Heater Installation in Virginia Beach

Fast & Friendly Water Heater Services

Few things are worse than needing to replace your water heater completely. Not only can it leave you without hot water for a couple of days, but the installation process can be a nightmare with the wrong company. That’s where we can help! Our team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Virginia Beach provides five-star quality water heater and plumbing services at an affordable price.

If you need to price a new water heater, give our team a call at (757) 694-4625 or request an estimate online.

Water Heater Installation Services

We’re familiar with the gamut of water heaters available in the market today. Our team can help with the following:

  • Gas water heater installation
  • Electric water heater installation
  • Tankless water heater installation

Whether you’re building a new house or need to replace an old model, we can provide you with the information necessary to make a solid, well-informed decision about your options.

Gas vs. Electric Water Heaters

When you first become a property owner, you might not get the option to choose what kind of water heater you want to be installed—it just comes with the home. However, if you’re building a brand-new residence, you have more options. When choosing between a gas and an electric water heater, be aware that gas water heaters tend to be more expensive to install, but they cost less in the long term to run. In many areas, natural gas is much cheaper than electricity. Gas heaters also tend to heat water faster than the average electric water heater. On the other hand, electric water heaters tend to have higher energy factor (EF) ratings, meaning they tend to be more efficient. To choose which is best, compare the overall cost of installation against the amount you will be saving for that particular water heater model over the long term.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does It Cost to Have Someone Install a Water Heater?

The cost of installing a new water heater will depend on several factors, including how much any existing warranties will cover the installation. However, on average, you can expect to pay between $1,300 and $5,000 out of pocket if you don’t have a home warranty. Usually, these costs will include the new water heater, permits, labor, installation material, and disposal costs for the old water heater and any other discarded materials.

How Much Is the Labor to Install a Hot Water Heater?

The labor cost by itself can range between $150 to $800, depending on the type of plumber you choose. If your plumbing company charges by the hour, hourly rates will vary depending on the plumber's experience, the time of day, and the cost of living in the area. More expensive cities will likely charge a higher hourly rate than less expensive cities, and if your water heater needs to be installed after hours, on the weekend, or during a holiday, the rates can double or even triple. Typically, plumbing companies that charge a flat-rate fee include labor in the total cost.

Can I Install a Water Heater Myself?

If you’re an experienced plumber, you might be able to install a water heater yourself. However, we don’t recommend this as a DIY project for the average property owner. Many water heaters require some knowledge of gas and electric safety, which many people don’t possess. If you make a mistake, you could be putting yourself and anyone else in the building at risk. You could also end up spending more money than you think by buying the wrong parts or products. Depending on where you live, you might even be required to have a plumbing permit before you can install a new heater. Without a license, you might create legal issues for yourself later if you try and sell your property.

Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Virginia Beach Today!

Our team is ready and willing to provide quality customer service and water heater installation for your home or business. Mr. Rooter Plumbing is the trusted name for plumbing work nationwide, and we are proud to uphold the ideals of great service by licensed, bonded, and insured plumbers. Not only are our staff knowledgeable, but also all our work and parts are covered by a warranty. Give our team a call, and we can discuss your options with you regarding your new water heater.

Call us at (757) 694-4625 or request an estimate online to get started today.

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