Water Heater


So, you’ve decided that it’s time for a new water heater.  You don’t think that you’ll be able to install the new one yourself.  How do you find a plumbing contractor that does water heater installation and won’t rake you over the coals at the same time?  When you’re looking for a plumbing contractor that does water heater installation you have a few options.

  • Let your fingers do the walking. This is definitely not the best option for finding a plumbing contractor to do your install. At this point, you’re playing Russian roulette. Blindly finding a plumbing contractor in the phone book could possibly get you poor water heater installation and may come with a high price tag. The problem is that the ads in a phone book are so small you really don’t get that much information about the business before you call them. Unfortunately, this could lead to having a problem finding the plumbing contractor when you may need them in the future, to put it plainly sometimes it is hard to find the plumbing contractor if there is a problem down the road. Be careful with this one.
  • Surf the internet. This is better than the phone book. Since you get a lot more information about the business on their website. Shopping for the best price will still require you to make some phone calls. You can also check out the plumbing contractor on the Better Business Bureau’s website at www.BBB.org. Check out reviews from other customers as well if they are available.
  • Ask your friends. This is always the best option. Most likely, a friend or two has had water heater issues in the past. Ask them who they had to do their installation. Was the installation O.K.? Did the plumbing contractor clean up after himself?  The obvious question is, were they happy with the price they paid for the quality of work that was done?
Water heater installation is extremely important for the comfort and welfare of your family. Doing the proper research is crucial when trying to find a good price. Don’t wait until your water heater fails to do your research. Start your research now.  When the time inevitably comes, you won’t be taken by surprise by the cost of the water heater installation. The price for a standard 40 gallon gas water heater should be around $825.00 to $1,100. Paying any more is completely unnecessary!