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Everything You Need to Know About Water Heater Replacement

If you're looking for a water heater replacement, you may have many questions:

- How much will the water heater cost?

- What is the cost of the installation?

- Are there any permits needed?

The truth is, there's a lot that goes into a water heater replacement -- more than you might realize. Still, it should go without saying that this is something that you absolutely want to leave to the professionals. Water heaters, even when empty, can weigh 150+ pounds of more. Water heater replacement is not a one-person job. In addition, poorly installed water heaters can cause grave injuries because of a buildup of pressure, hot water and much more.

What If I Haven't Chosen a Water Heater Replacement Yet?

If you haven't yet decided on your water heater replacement, you're in luck. There are a variety of water heater options available, including many energy and water efficient products that require less maintenance and servicing than the traditional tank water heaters you may be more familiar with. We can discuss the many options available, including smaller gas-powered units that are economical, or larger, professional-grade water heaters designed to serve a larger family. Whatever your needs, we're here to help you!

Our Water Heater Replacement Process

When we install your new water heater and remove the old one, we go through several steps which also add to the pricing and cost of the replacement. It's a good idea to familiarize yourself with these steps not only so you'll know what to expect and budget for, but also because it will give you more insight on the process itself and why it's best left to a team of trained plumbing professionals.

Installing a New Water Heater

The first point to keep in mind is the cost of the product itself. We can consult with you on the best types of water heater replacement for your specific needs, budget and usage. There are a wide range of new technologies including tankless water heaters that may be able to offer you substantial savings over the cost of traditional tank heaters. Unless you've already bought a water heater in advance and just need us to install it, the quote we provide will have the cost of the product included with it.

The Installation Process

Once we deliver the water heater replacement to your home, we'll disconnect the old unit and install the new one, making sure to check that everything is installed correctly. Any costs associated with these tests will depend on a variety of factors like specific building code upgrades and how complex the process is. It's different for everyone, which is why we take the time to fully understand the job before we give you a quote. This helps prevent any surprise charges and ensures a more accurate representation of the cost of a water heater replacement.

Securing the Permits

There's also the question of permit charges. Each city and local municipality has different laws, rules and regulations. The permit not only helps to protect you, the homeowner, should you ever sell your home, but it also allows a third party to review and certify the work as safe in terms of meeting all applicable codes and standards. When we replace your water heater, we'll determine which permits are necessary and discuss the cost with you during your free estimate.

One Last Check and Review

Finally, we'll do one last check to ensure that everything has been fully installed and tested. With our dedicated and trained professionals, as well as our years of experience installing, servicing and replacing all types of water heaters, you can count on us to ensure that the process is done quickly, efficiently and professionally from start to finish.

As you can see, the process for selecting, purchasing and installing your water heater replacement can be compex, but that doesn't mean you have to go it alone! Contact us today to learn more about our comprehensive water heater services. We welcome any questions or concerns you may have about the installation process. When you contact us, we'll take the time to understand your unique needs as well as provide a detailed quote on what's covered and included when we replace your water heater.

Contact us today to learn more and put your water heater replacement in professional hands!

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We bought a fixer upper last November, and had West Coast Hydronics & Plumbing do a ton of work for us. They say to never try to do plumbing yourself, and after seeing (and hearing about) the work that Roman and his team did on our home, I couldn't agree more. Save yourself the headache, and hire WCHP to take car of your plumbing needs. They are dependable, and get the job done right-the first time! For those interested in the details: we had them add 1/2 a bathroom, move the laundry hook-up, relocate the main water shut off valve, hook up the double and single bathroom vanity, install 2 toilets, and a new kitchen faucet with a garbage disposal and an ice maker hook up. We are very pleased with the quality of the service and work provided, and will recommend WCHP time and time again.
Donna M.yelp
Roman was masked, polite, and professional. West Coast beat every other price quote and installed the new hot water heater within hours after I contacted them.
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One of the most professional contractors that I worked with in building my house. They were always on time, finished the job in the timeline specified, very pleasant to work with. Highly recommend them.
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I loved the service and quality West Coast Hydronics and Plumbing provided for my new construction home. Plumbing, plumbing finishes, tankless water heater, dishwasher and gas appliance installation. They were fast and professional. Easy to work with! Very nice owner and team. Would definitely highly recommend and will use again in the future.
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Why Us

  • Free Quotes, Competitive Pricing
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  • Local, Family-Owned & Operated
  • Licensed Plumbing Pros
  • Old-school Professionalism

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