Water Heaters

Q: What kinds of water heaters does Forthright Plumbing install?

  • Traditional tank water heaters.
  • Tankless or on-demand water heaters.
  • Hybrid water heaters - we do not recommend the installation of Hybrid water heaters, but we will install one if asked. The general consensus from plumbers is that these units require service and repair much more frequently than other water heater types.

Q: What kind of warranty is offered for water heaters?

  • Water heaters that we provide and install come with a full manufacturer warranty, as well as parts and labor guarantee.
  • We offer different warranties based on the different models of water heaters we install. Our standard warranty starts at 1 year and can go up to 2 years, 5 years, and we even offer a LIFETIME warranty on our select Rheem Marathon water heaters!

Q: What brands of water heaters do you install?

  • Traditional tank: Bradford White, State, AO Smith, and Rheem.
  • Tankless: Rinnai, Navien, and Noritz.

Q: What is included with purchasing a Water Heater from Forthright Plumbing?

  • Our pricing includes delivery of the new unit, removal of the old unit, installation according to FL Plumbing code, and all materials and labor.
  • This price also includes a free return visit a year later to flush your water heater and show you how to maintain the unit.

Q: What price range is expected for a water heater?

  • Price varies based on accessibility (garage/closet/attic), fuel (electric/natural gas/propane), and make/model.
  • We have installed water heaters from as low as $900 to as high as $9000, although the average water heater lands right around $1200 - $1400.
  • The price range for tank water heaters is between $1149 and $2200. For example, an electric 40-gallon tank water heater in the garage would be $1149, whereas one in the attic may be closer to $1500. Large commercial units are closer to $2000 or more.
  • An average tankless-to-tankless water heater replacement is between $2500 and $3000, dependent on the factors cited above.
  • An average upgrade (changing a tank water heater to a tankless water heater) is north of $3500.
  • Yes, we are more expensive than Home Depot or Lowe’s for water heater installation; The question is: do you really want a Lowe’s or Home Depot plumber installing your water heater? I’ve seen some absolutely atrocious work done by handymen posing as plumbers and the difference in quality and service you’re going to get with us as opposed to Chuck in a Truck is like comparing MacDonald’s with Bern’s Steakhouse.

Q: Does Forthright Plumbing offer free quotes for Water Heaters?

  • Absolutely! Simply enter your information in the form below and we will contact you.
  • The best part is that most water heaters fit into our standard pricing model, so we can quote you over text or email if you’re willing to provide pictures of the existing unit.
  • (Certain situations, such as conversion from a tank model to a tankless model, or vice-versa, will require an on-site consultation. We can speak with you over the phone and give you a rough idea of the cost before scheduling your free in-person consultation.)

Contact Us:

Business Information
Tel: 813-300-2225
E-mail: info@forthrightplumbing.com
9258 Lazy Ln Tampa, Fl 33614
Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM
State License #CFC1430270