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We Repair and Replace All Types and Brands of Water Heaters.
- Electric Water Heaters
- Gas Water Heaters
- Tank Water Heaters
- Conventional Storage Tank Water Heaters
- Tankless Water Heaters (aka On-Demand or Instantaneous Water Heaters)
- Heat Pump Water Heaters (aka Hybrid Water Heaters)
"Wisler Plumbing and Air is the place I am confident to go to for my plumbing needs. They have always done an excellent job with prompt service and thorough follow-up. I have used them for well water service twice(tank and pump), new hot water heater and water filtration. They are my first choice in the area."
"Extremely professional and proficient service! Certified Navien technicians ensured that our tankless water heater was installed correctly by the builder. We sincerely appreciate the excellent maintenance service received through the Diamond Club."
The Cost of Replacing Your Hot Water Heater is More Than Just the Price.
The least expensive option for a new water heater is going to cost $2300. The most expensive is going to be $7200+. However, a gas water heater’s average cost (tank) is $2800 and $7200 for a tankless water heater with minor retrofitting. But there is more.
You need to know the cost of a water heater replacement, yes. But cost is not the most critical piece of information. You can purchase your electric water heater or gas water heater and installation on price alone, but ask your installer these questions:
- Do they know how to properly size your house and your needs?
- How are they going to maximize the energy efficiency of the new water heater?
- Do they have a full understanding of the limits of your current water pipe system?
- Do they know what is in your water that may affect how your new water heater will work?
- What makes them qualified to answer your questions with certainty?
An installer who does not know the answers is putting you at risk with potential disasters such as pipe bursts, gas leaks, and fire hazards. Shopping on price alone can create problems down the road.
FREE and Same Day Cost Estimates with Straight Forward Pricing.
We’ll come today to determine the size and type of system that’s perfect for your home and to learn your water usage patterns. We’ll also provide you our Straight Forward Pricing guaranteed in writing. You’ll know how much the final bill will be before we begin working down to the penny. Your price will not change regardless of how long the job takes. Guaranteed.
Suppose you decide to move forward with our recommendation (and guaranteed price). In that case, we’ll schedule an appointment to install your hot water heater, show up on time, and boom! tons of hot water at the twist of a tap.
We’ll Price Match and Pay a Finder’s Fee.
If you find an identical water heater solution for less than our estimate from another company - including product, service, warranties, guarantees, and quality of installation - we’ll pay you the difference… plus a finder’s fee.
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.
If at any time you are not 100% satisfied with our service or the products we install, the energy savings promised, the value delivered, the level of convenience offered, or even our people, we will immediately do what is necessary to achieve your satisfaction. We will make modifications required to achieve your happiness, or you won’t pay a cent.
Replace Your Hot Water Heater BEFORE The Hot Water Stops.
It’s always best to replace your water heater before you discover you have no hot water. Your family will thank you. This is a short list of when to replace your water heater:
- Your water heater is done-for
- Your current water heater is getting old
- Your current water heater is still working but it seems to take more time
Tanked water heaters in Roanoke have an average lifespan of 8–12 years. If your gas water heater or electric water heater is heading into its unpredictable teens, you should start thinking about getting a new hot water heater (remember, think of your family).
There are Two Primary Types of Water Heaters.
Conventional Tank Water Heaters
These are the heaters people have come to know. They can be large and small tanks whereas the tank sites on the floor and the water is stored and heated in the tank until it’s needed. When you turn the hot water on at the faucet, the water comes from the tank and replenishes.
You should consider two primary things when purchasing a conventional tanked water heater: the size and efficiency of the unit. The size matters because it’s directly correlated to how much hot water is needed within a short amount of time. Tank water heaters maintain a set amount of water, and if you have teenagers, this is something to think about.
All conventional tanked water heaters have to heat the water. Some systems use electricity while others use gas. The amount of energy needed to heat the water has a significant impact on your utility bills. Ensure you review the energy rating with your technician to understand what you should expect when paying for turning cold water into hot water.
The cost of a tank water heater and its installation in the Roanoke area is, on average, $1900. That price can change based on the size you need and/or any changes that need to be made to your current system for the new heater to work correctly.
Tankless Water Heaters / On-Demand Water Heaters / Instantaneous Water Heaters.
You’ll never hear, “there is no hot water!” again. Tankless water heaters, as the name suggests, don’t store water. There is no tank taking up room in your house. Instead, it’s a unit that is attached to a wall. In this instance, when you turn the hot water faucet on, the unit rapidly heats the water traveling through your pipes. As soon as you turn the faucet off, the water heater stops heating water and you don't spend money heating water that's simply sitting there.
The cost of a tankless water heater and its installation in the Roanoke area is, on average, $6450. That price can change quickly depending on if there is a need to retrofit anything and to what degree.
Tankless water heaters last on average 15+ years. That's nearly double the lifespan as your typical tank water heaters. They typically last longer than that. What's amazing is of the On-Demand water heaters installed 20+ years ago in the U.S. a majority of them are still operational.
In our opinion, tankless is the way to go. Once you go tankless, you'll never want to go back.
Three Things to Consider When Selecting Your New Water Heater
Location of Your Current Water Heater
To meet the higher energy ratings stipulated by the 2015 regulations, manufacturers increased the insulation amount built into the tanks. As a result, the tanks are now taller and wider. If your water heater is located in an open area with plenty of space, the size increase won’t be an issue. However, suppose you live in a condo, a townhouse, or a small home that requires your water heater to be hidden in a small enclosed area. In that case, 2 inches may mean that you’ll need a smaller water tank to fit in the same space. 80 gallon standard electric and gas water heaters are no longer available. If you currently have an 80 gallon electric or gas water heater, you’ll have to replace it with a different option when the time comes.
The Size of Your New Water Heater
Tank water heaters hold a fixed amount of water. The amount of hot water available is a direct correlation to the size of your tank. When that water in the tank is depleted, the tank refills and heats the water. If your family has a penchant for long showers, this is something to keep in mind. You don’t want to be jumping out of a shocking cold shower because your kids used all the hot water.
Water Heater Efficiency
All conventional water heaters have to heat the water. Some systems use electricity, while others use gas. The type and amount of energy used to heat the water in your tank significantly impact your utility bills. There are two methods of heating your water. You can heat your water using an electric water heater or a gas water heater. The two methods of heating water work in completely different ways. The biggest difference is their overall efficiency and output - electric is one of the most inefficient ways to heat water, whereas gas is a much more efficient avenue.
Your Wisler technician will review the various energy ratings with you, and you’ll know what to expect when it comes to paying for transforming cold water into hot water.
Ready When You Are
With all the conventional and non-conventional water heater options available, choosing the right hot water heater can be mind-boggling. Wisler Plumbing and Air will guide you through the process by helping you identify what factors are the most important to you.