Water Heater Installation & Replacement

Since 1999, we’ve specialized in water heater installations and replacements, ensuring seamless service for continuous hot water at homes throughout Central Texas homes.

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Quick Water Heater Installations

At Radiant® Plumbing and Air Conditioning, our seasoned technicians boast extensive expertise in catering to an array of water heaters, ensuring a seamless installation experience for every homeowner. Whether it’s tankless, tanked, solar, gas, or electric, our professionals are well-versed in the intricacies of each system. We take pride in having encountered and conquered every water heater installation challenge imaginable. Rest assured, there’s no job too complex for our skilled plumbers. When you choose Radiant, you’re opting for a team that has seen it all, assuring you a job done right the first time. Trust us to bring warmth and efficiency to your home – call our plumbers today.


Reliable Comfort Starts Here

In Central Texas, reliable hot water is a must year-round. If your water heater is showing signs of age or inefficiency, it’s time for an upgrade. At Radiant Plumbing and Air Conditioning, we specialize in hot water heater replacements for Central Texas homes. Our expert technicians will assess your needs, recommend the right unit, and ensure a seamless installation. Enjoy consistent hot water, energy efficiency, and peace of mind. Upgrade your water heater with us today for lasting comfort.

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Expertise and Integrity at Work: Home Repairs by Radiant

At Radiant, we set new benchmarks in home care excellence. From your first call to our final follow-up, our expert technicians are committed to ensuring your complete satisfaction and earning your trust with every step.

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Since 1999, homeowners in Central Texas have relied on Radiant for top-tier plumbing and HVAC solutions. Our longstanding presence in Austin and San Antonio underpins our deep commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

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Your time is valuable. That's why we offer flexible scheduling options to fit your life, not the other way around. Whether it’s an emergency or routine maintenance, our 24/7 availability ensures that we are always there when you need us.

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At Radiant, we believe in solving your problems without pushing unnecessary services. Our transparent pricing and honest service approach are why thousands of customers have trusted us for over two decades, celebrating our integrity in countless reviews.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can install a hot water heater in Texas?

In Texas, a State of Texas Licensed Plumber is required for water heater installation unless you live on a homestead. A Homestead Exemption permit may allow non-licensed individuals to perform work on their owned and occupied premises, following specific procedures.

Professional assistance is crucial in navigating the complexities of choosing the right water heater, considering factors like fuel sources, models, and sizes. A certified plumber’s expertise ensures proper calculations, ideal temperature settings, and error-free installations, ultimately preventing costly repairs and premature failure.

Since 2007, Texas law mandates a plumbing permit for water heater replacement, requiring a licensed plumber to comply with state and local plumbing codes. Additionally, a licensed plumber must inspect the installation to confirm safety and correct operation, as errors can pose serious hazards.

The cost to install a hot water heater varies based on factors such as the type of heater, capacity, location, and any additional plumbing work required. On average, as of my last knowledge update in 2022, the installation cost for a standard 40-50 gallon gas or electric water heater might range from $300 to $900, excluding the unit’s cost. Tankless water heaters, being more complex, could incur higher installation costs, ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 or more. However, these are general estimates, and actual costs can vary significantly. To get an accurate estimate for your specific situation, it’s recommended to obtain quotes from local plumbing professionals.

The installation time for a new hot water heater can vary depending on factors such as the type of heater, the complexity of the installation, and any additional plumbing work required. In general, a straightforward replacement of a standard tank-style water heater might take around 2 to 4 hours. However, if the installation involves switching from a tank to a tankless system or if there are complex plumbing modifications needed, the process could take longer, potentially spanning a full day. Call Radiant Plumbing and Air and we’ll get you a quick quote for installing a new hot water heater in your home.

Signs of a failing water heater include inadequate hot water supply, unusual noises like popping or banging, visible leaks around the tank, discolored or foul-smelling water, fluctuating water temperatures, and increased energy bills. Additionally, the presence of rust on the tank, corrosion on the burner or flue, or frequent pilot light outages can indicate potential issues. If you observe any of these signs, it’s crucial to address them promptly, either through DIY troubleshooting or by call Radiant Plumbing to assess and remedy the problem. Early intervention can prevent more extensive damage and ensure the continued efficient operation of your water heater.

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Trusted Professionals for Water Heater Installation in Central Texas

At Radiant Plumbing and Air Conditioning, we understand the importance of a reliable water heater for your Austin or San Antonio home. We offer expert water heater installation services to ensure a steady stream of hot water, whenever you need it.

Why Choose Radiant for Water Heater Installation?

When it comes to water heater installation, experience and expertise are paramount. Here’s why Radiant Plumbing and Air Conditioning is the perfect partner for your hot water needs:
  • Skilled & Certified Technicians: Our team comprises licensed and insured plumbers who undergo rigorous training to stay up-to-date on the latest water heater technologies.
  • Focus on Your Needs: We prioritize understanding your specific hot water requirements. Our technicians will assess your household size, water usage patterns, and budget to recommend the ideal water heater solution.
  • Transparent Communication: We believe in clear communication throughout the entire process. From initial consultation to installation completion, you’ll be kept informed and involved in every step.
  • Wide Range of Water Heaters: We offer a comprehensive selection of water heaters, including traditional tank models, energy-efficient tankless options, and gas and electric units.
  • Safety First: Our installations prioritize safety, adhering to all local plumbing codes and regulations.
  • Warranty & Support: We stand behind our work with comprehensive warranties on both parts and labor. Additionally, our friendly customer service team is always available to answer any questions you might have.

Finding the Right Water Heater for Your Home

With a vast array of water heaters available, choosing the right one can be overwhelming. Radiant Plumbing and Air Conditioning simplifies this process by offering expert guidance tailored to your unique needs. Here are some key factors to consider:
  • Fuel Source: Do you have access to natural gas, or is electricity your primary option? We offer both gas and electric water heaters to match your existing infrastructure.
  • Tank vs. Tankless: Traditional tank water heaters provide readily available hot water, while tankless models heat water on demand, offering increased energy efficiency. Our technicians will analyze your hot water usage to determine the most suitable option.
  • Capacity: The size of your water heater directly impacts the amount of hot water available. We’ll factor in the number of people in your household and your peak usage times to recommend the appropriate capacity.

Benefits of Professional Water Heater Installation

While DIY water heater installation might seem tempting, professional installation offers numerous advantages:
  • Safety: Improper water heater installation can lead to gas leaks, fires, and water damage. Our certified technicians ensure safe and up-to-code installation.
  • Efficiency: We ensure optimal water heater performance by installing it correctly and venting it properly. This translates into energy savings and lower utility bills.
  • Warranty Protection: Many water heater warranties require professional installation for coverage.
  • Peace of Mind: Let our experts handle the heavy lifting. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a professionally installed water heater.

Contact us for a Water Heater Installation Quote

At Radiant Plumbing and Air Conditioning, we are committed to providing exceptional water heater installation services to homeowners in the Austin and San Antonio area. Our dedication to quality workmanship, transparent communication, and customer satisfaction sets us apart. Don’t spend another day with unreliable hot water. Contact Radiant today. Our friendly team is happy to answer your questions, assess your needs, and provide a quote for your water heater installation.