water heater installation near me - we replace water heaters in albuquerque, rio rancho, placitas, bernalillo and corrales

At Central Plumbing we have installed hundreds of water heaters for our customers over the years. Each water heater installation is its own challenge and we have learned a lot about water heaters and how to correctly install them in that time. When you have a licensed professional do your water heater installation you get the benefit of all their knowledge. We work with the city to make sure all code violations are addressed ensuring your appliance is installed correctly and safely.

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1 Year parts and 2 YEAR labor warranty

We cover all parts for one year and labor related to your installation for two years. The manufacturer's parts warranty is usually 6 years.

Quality parts

We make sure to use high-quality parts when installing your heater so you will never have to worry about parts corroding or failing prematurely. Galvanized fittings are not reliable. They start to corrode and leak quickly. Brass fittings never corrode or clog up the same way galvanized fittings will.

All code upgrades are included in the price

Thermal expansion tank, earthquake straps, pan, and water alarm, temperature, and pressure drain line, and gas line sediment trap are all included in your flat rate price. Only venting is excluded and requires a separate quote.

water heater installation near me - Tank or tankless water heater? What are the differences? Tank water heaters do a pretty good job of heating your water. Recovery rates have gotten better because they are better insulated and some incorporate a baffle in the vent. Tank water heaters suffer from tank corrosion, more so here in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Bernalillo and the surrounding cities because of our water. You can buy them with extended warranties which means a larger sacrificial anode. Your tank type water heater will work fine here for 20 years if it does not start leaking on you but they get less and less efficient unless you are performing a water heater flush 1 to 2 times a year. tank type water heaters need a thermal expansion tank that seem to fail about every 3-4 years. This is an added cost. You can clear up some space when installing a tankless water heater. The unit sits on your wall. You still need to flush a tankless water heater but the process is much faster and ends up with a much cleaner unit. These units qualify for rebates that offset the cost of installation a lot. Add energy saving costs over the lifetime of the unit which is 25 years! + and a tankless water heater is a great choice.
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High efficiency options

We install all types of high-efficiency options. Tankless heaters are a great option with unlimited hot water. Energy Star heat pump units and high-efficiency gas storage units can save you up to $3500 over its lifetime. Albuquerque and Rio Rancho run rebate programs periodically that you can take advantage of.

Ongoing maintenance plans

The mineral in our water builds up in your heater clogging heat exchangers and settling at the bottom of the tank. Flushing your unit once a year is key to reducing this buildup which can shorten the life and cause other issues.

Installed to meet current code

The plumbing code is updated continually. We keep up with all the changes making sure your installation is done right.

How Much Does It Cost To Install A Water Heater?

Water heater installation cost varies from the flat rate price a little if the gas line needs to be upgraded or venting needs to be upsized. If you email us a photo of your existing water heater and tell us what size you need we can give you a quote online. This flat rate price includes the water heater, installation, all parts, permits, and inspections, haul away of your old water heater, and a 2-year labor warranty.

Lowes and Home Depot Water Heater Installation Cost

If you purchase a water heater from one of the big box stores like Lowes or Home Depot we can install it. We can pick it up for you if you need us to. The water heater will be installed to code and inspected. We won’t provide any kind of parts or labor warranty on the water heater itself but all work we do warranty.

Electric Water Heater Installation

Call us for a free estimate on electric water heater replacement. We can diagnose electric water heater problems and make repairs. We replace electric water heater heating elements, and thermostats and can fix electric water heater leaks.

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Call us for a free estimate on water heater replacement in Albuquerque and water heater replacement in Rio Rancho.
All work is permitted and a water heater inspection is included in the installation price.

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Water heater installation plumbing service in Albuquerque. Thermal expansion tanks are required in albuquerque and rio rancho now. Tap the top and then the bottom to test if it has ruptured or not.
Water heater service Albuquerque. This is a photo of a water heater service call where we came across a water heater leak happening on a unit that looked like it was over 20 years old. It has the older style metal gas valve and has a hose attached so it can be drained before it is lifted out and removed. We worked on the gas line next to it and cleaned it up adding a gas line sediment trap. When the installation area is tight we can use a slim style heater that end up being a bit taller. If you don't have a lot the space in the closet the utility closet then this is a good option. A tankless water heater could have been installed here as well on the wall.
Water heater repair Rio Rancho. This is a photo of an old and neglected 40 gallon natural gas water heater that was in an un occupied house. The unit was not winterized and sat under pressure for many years while the house remained vacant. The unit is showing signs of leaking around the top seam. The brown staining instead of the more typical white indicate that the tank is quite rusted out and in need of quick replacement. We pulled this unit and replaced it with a new bradford white. Everything was brought up to code including new earthquake straps, new venting, a new thermal expansion tank with all brass fittings and it was placed in an aluminium pan with a water alarm.
A water heater replacement in albuquerque that has been brought up to code. The city requires that the temperature and pressure line is hard piped with a union now. A water alarm in the aluminum pan is a nice feature.
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A new water heater installation in rio rancho.