Why choose Mr. Rooter's Water Heater Repair Services:
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Few things are worse than needing a complete hot water heater replacement. 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 Mr. Rooters' water heater repair services can help! Our Virginia Beach team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Virginia Beach provides five-star quality hot water heater repair and plumbing services at an affordable price.
If you need a water heater repair, give our Virginia Beach plumbers a call or book 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, our water heater installers near you can provide you with the information necessary to make a solid, well-informed decision about your options.
Looking for professional water heater repair in Virginia Beach? Give our team of plumbers a call or request an estimate online.
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 a water heater 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 for Water Heater Installation?
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, disposal costs for the old water heater, and any other discarded materials.
What Is the Water Heater Installation Labor Cost?
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.
Signs my water heater needs a repair?
If you think your water heater needs repair, don't overlook it. You don't want a small water heater repair problem to turn into a costly water heater repair. Some signs that you might need a water heater repair include:
- Weird noises
- Rusty or discolored water
- Hot water shortage
- Low water pressure
- Water smells odd
Should I Repair My Hot Water Heater Before It Goes Bad?
Repairing your hot water heater early, as opposed to late, can save you money by repairing small problems before they become big ones. If your water heater breaks, it could leak 50 gallons or more of water into your home or garage.
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 a 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 or request an estimate online to get started today with our Virginia Beach water heater installation specialists.