Eugene Water Heater Installation

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Fast Water Heater Company services all of Eugene, Oregon. If you’ve woken up to the surprise of a leaking hot water heater or a cold shower, just call by noon and we guarantee same-day service. Our hours are 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday.

We’re homeowners too and know emergencies don’t conveniently occur just during the week; we’re open seven days a week and don’t charge extra for weekend service calls.

We’re the water heater experts, and can service, replace or install electric or gas water heaters, standard tank or tankless models and even install hybrid heat pump systems in certain situations. Whether you need a repair, installation, general maintenance, you’re looking for codes or water heater rebates, we’re here to help and we offer free estimates without the hassle of a “trip fee” like most plumbing companies.

All our certified technicians are background-checked and have years of water heater experience before they ever step foot into your Eugene home.

Try to find your water heater model number and serial number before you call so we can identify the age, warranty and any other pertinent information about your existing unit. (This info can be found on a large sticker usually on the side of the water storage tank.)

Eugene requires a permit for the installation of a hot water heater (this will not delay any work, just will schedule a safety inspection at a later date).

Water Heater Minor Permit Info – Eugene, OR

Water Heater codes & Permits

You may be wondering, “Do I need a permit to replace my water heater in Eugene?”

Currently, Eugene does require a permit for a water heater installation. The good news is we can pull the permit for you, and it will not slow down any work on our end.

Every few years, Eugene water heater codes change to adopt new installation and safety measures. While intended to increase your overall home safety, these code requirements can result in extra installation charges.

Some customers scoff at the idea of paying for a permit for a water heater replacement, but the fact of the matter is water heaters can be dangerous if not installed correctly. In fact, water heaters cause more property damage than any other home appliance. And if the unit is not installed to code by a licensed professional and causes damage, your home insurance could reject any claims. That’s why we put a premium on safety and doing everything by the book.

Your expert technician will go over an item-by-item checklist of all applicable safety codes needed for your installation prior to any work being completed, or cost to you.

We try to keep this information as up-to-date as possible, but your local installer will be able to answer any specific question you may have.

Eugene Water Heater Minor Permit Info

Water Heater Codes Currently Enforced in Eugene

  • Eugene and the state of Oregon demand by law that any company or individual putting in a water heater must have a minor label permit. Because Fast Water Heater has a great reputation in the eyes of the state, we are allowed to have a permit for plumbing with a label described as minor. This means that, occasionally, the state of Oregon chooses a few houses, which they visit to make sure that everything is safe and secure.

    At the moment, we do not need a mechanical permit to work in Eugene. A minor label permit is sufficient. Your safety, however, is our first priority, so you can rest assured that we will check your vents and gas supply thoroughly. If you need to buy any equipment to ensure these systems present no danger, we will not hesitate to tell you. Even though Eugene law states that you do not have to worry about mechanical codes in this case, the state of Oregon does demand that you meet the water heater manufacturer’s standards when it comes to vents and gas supply.

    What’s more, despite the fact that the state of Oregon is not currently enforcing the code for plumbers when it comes to water heaters, we will suggest some pieces of equipment that might reduce danger to you, your family and your home. We treat all of our customers with specialized, individual attention, and we are fully aware that every house is different. We will make suggestions based on your particular situation and needs.

    Whatever the law demands and whatever advice we decide to give you, we will provide you with a definite quote prior to starting our job. We believe that clear communication is essential to customer satisfaction and business success.

    As stated earlier, there is a chance that the state of Oregon might pull your home out of the hat, so to speak, and decide to pay a visit to check on the safety of your water heater. If that happens, they will ask one of their inspectors to get in touch with you to organize a home visit. If the inspector finds anything at all wrong with our work, then please dial our number as soon as you can. We will be at your place in Eugene in a flash, ready to sort out any issues.

Eugene Installations

With more than two decades experience, we have installed countless water heaters in single-family homes, condos, apartments, mobile homes and townhouses all over Eugene. All our skilled-technicians are background-checked, thoroughly experienced and trained to efficiently and safely install your new water heater.

Whether you’re replacing a broken, old unit, being proactive and installing a new model, or switching to a tankless water heater, our skilled technicians can answer any of your questions and, generally, get your hot water heater installed the same day you call us.

Most importantly, our technicians are local to the area, which means they are up-to-date on all local plumbing codes, safety regulations and regional installation trends.

We install Rheem water heaters, and are an official service provider for Eugene.

We look forward to helping you in Eugene. Please keep in mind, while we can quote you a starting price over the phone, we are not able to give a final price until a technician is at your home and can see your unique setup. If you’re happy with the final price, your technician will get to work immediately. But due to this uncertainty, our appointments are no cost and no obligation.

Give us a call or fill out the form below to receive more information about a water heater replacement or installation in Eugene.

Eugene Water Heater repair

Even in Eugene, water heaters are constantly operating, heating and storing hot water for your use. They’re built to last, but if yours starts leaking or you’re out of hot water, you may need to have your water heater repaired.

Typically, a water heater comes with a warranty anywhere from 5-15 years on parts. For this reason, if you start experiencing issues, try to find your water heater model & serial numbers so we can determine if it is still under warranty. Our service technicians are local to Fairfield and are familiar with most regional heater applications, brands and models.

It’s important to note, if your existing model is more than 10 years old, it’s probably nearing its last legs. Considering the cost of labor, rather than repairing it, a more prudent financial choice might be to just replace the water heater.

In Eugene, common water heater repairs and maintenance include:

  • Replace the thermocouple – Sometimes a fix is as simple as one small part. This is often the case when a water heater isn’t heating water; typically it just needs a replacement thermocouple, which allows the heater to take in gas.
  • Replace the anode rod – Over time, the minerals in your water and pressure in your tank will cause corrosion of your water heater. Anode rods prevent tank corrosion because they attract the corrosive elements, keeping them away from the storage tank. The installation of dual anode rods, or a replacement can extend the life of your heater.
  • Pilot light – This simple mechanism is also responsible for lots of water heater repairs. Sometimes the light can simply go out and just needs to be re-lit. Other times, the assembly has failed, and must be replaced.
  • Drain storage tank – Some newer water heaters have self-cleaning tanks, however, older ones need to be drained yearly to prevent a sediment build-up. If you fail to drain the sediment, eventually the mineral deposits will collect and shorten the useful life of your water heater.

Rebates and Specials

Fast Water Heater Company frequently partners with utility companies around Portland to offer savings on more energy efficient water heating solutions, in the form of rebates.

These rebates are great because the water heaters utilize energy more efficiently, and save you money as a result.

Check below for water heater specials and rebates in the greater Portland area:

Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO) Rebates

  • Tier 1 Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters: ETO offers a $150 rebate on a Tier 1 electric heat pump water heaters.
  • Tier 2 & 3 Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters: ETO offers a $300 rebate on a Tier 2 & 3 electric heat pump water heaters.

*Must replace an existing electric water heater and be installed by a Smart Water Heat rebate eligible contractor.

  • Energy Star Gas Tank Water Heaters: ETO offers a $100 rebate on Energy Star gas water heaters with an efficiency rating of .67 or more

Learn more about Energy Trust of Oregon Water Heater Rebates

State of Oregon Income Tax Credit

  • The State of Oregon is offering a tax credit for the installation of gas tankless water heaters:
    • $225 State tax credit for EF of .82-.849
    • $245 State tax credit for EF of .85 or more
  • The State of Oregon is offering a tax credit for heat pump water heaters:
    • $300 State tax credit for Tier 1 heat pump water heaters
    • $600 State tax credit for Tier 2 heat pump water heaters (GE/Rheem)
  • The State of Oregon is offering a tax credit for the installation of gas tank water heaters
    • $125 State tax credit for EF of .67-.69
    • $175 State tax credit for EF of .70 or more

Learn more about the State of Oregon Tax Credit

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