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Water Heater Installation in Redlands, the Inland Empire & Beyond

Need a Water Heater Installed? Choose the Plumbers Who Put You First

At Burgeson's, our water heater experts are committed to installing high-quality, high-efficiency tank and tankless water heaters for our customers. As a family-owned business trusted for over 75+ years, you can trust our plumbers to give you honest advice on the water heater that's perfect for your needs and budget.

When you choose Burgeson's for your water heater installation, you can expect:

  • Respectful plumbers. Our plumbers take pride in their skill, attitude and workmanship.
  • Peace of mind. We'll leave your home better than we found it—or we'll pay to clean it.
  • Free estimates & solid warranties. Every install comes with a 1-year labor warranty & a 6-year manufacturer's warranty.

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How it works

1.Schedule a free estimate.

Call us or request an appointment online for a free water heater installation estimate. We'll work with you to schedule your free estimate on a day and time that works best for you.

2.Get tank/tankless options based on your budget.

One of our plumbers will inspect your home and chat with you about your water heater needs. If you're interested in making the switch from a tank to a tankless water heater, we can help there too. Once our plumbers better understand what you're looking for, they'll present various options that match your budget and hot water usage.

If you have questions or concerns on the options presented, just ask our plumbers. They're extremely knowledgable and you can always expect honest advice. They won't try to sell you something that won't benefit you in the long run.

3.Go about your day while we install your water heater.

On the day of your water heater installation, we'll show up on time and with all the equipment needed to get the job done in one visit. Our installation crew typically needs at least 4 hours to complete a traditional water heater install and 6 hours to complete a tankless water heater installation.

Not sure if you'll be home when our team is scheduled to arrive? No problem. Just provide our team with instructions ahead of time on how to enter your home and we'll get started.

Our water heater installation team always wear shoe covers, place drop cloths and will vacuum when they're done. Plus, we back each water heater installation with a 1-year labor warranty and a 6-year manufacturer's warranty.

Signs you need to replace your water heater

  • Your water heater needs frequent repairs.

Water heaters don't last forever. A tank water heater's life expectancy is around 10 years while a tankless water heater's life expectancy is closer to 20 years. By the time your water heater reaches its expected lifespan, it's gone through a lot of wear and tear, which can lead to more frequent repairs. Once your water heater starts to need multiple repairs in a single year, we suggest investing in a new water heater.

  • The water heater tank itself is leaking.

If you have a tank water heater and the tank itself is leaking (vs water leaking from a pipe connection), it likely means that the tank is corroding from the inside out. Unfortunately, no amount of repairs will fix this and you will need to replace the water heater immediately. Waiting to replace a water heater that is leaking from the tank could result in expensive water damage.

  • Your household's hot water usage has changed.

If more people have joined your household or you have installed additional plumbing appliances that use a significant amount of hot water, you should upgrade your water heater accordingly. A tank water heater that can store more gallons of hot water will provide more comfort and convenience. If you have a tankless system, you may need to add another tankless unit or upgrade your whole-house tankless water heater to a model with a higher flow rate (a higher flow rate will help ensure you can run multiple hot water appliances at the same time).

Cost of a water heater installation in the Redlands area:

Wondering how much it costs to install a water heater in Redlands and the Inland Empire area? Prices in our area typically fall within these ranges:

  • $1,900 to $6,500+ for tank water heater installations, with the average price being around $2,450
  • $3,900 to $8,000+ for tankless water heater installations, with the average price being around $5,200
  • $6,000 to $10,000+ for heat pump water heater installation, with the average price being around $7,800

Factors that will affect the cost of your water heater installation include:

  • The type of water heater you choose.

Traditional tank water heaters typically cost less to install than heat pump or whole-home tankless water heaters. However, gas tankless water heaters can help you save money every month on water heating costs. Plus, most tankless models have a longer expected lifespan than tank models (15+ years). If you're unsure whether the higher initial cost is worth it, ask one of our licensed plumbers about our tankless water heater options.

  • The capacity of the system.

The higher the capacity of a water heater, the more it will cost. However, the capacity of a water heater refers to slightly different concepts when you're talking about a tank vs a tankless water heater. For tank water heaters, capacity refers to the amount (in gallons) of hot water, the tank can store when completely full. For tankless water heaters, capacity refers to its "flow rate", which measures the number of gallons of hot water a tankless unit can deliver at one time. The higher the flow rate of a tankless unit, the more hot-water appliances you’ll be able to use simultaneously.

  • Whether it's an electric or gas system.

Because gas water heaters require more complex components (gas flue, gas burners and assembly, etc.), they typically cost more to install. However, most homeowners with access to natural gas choose a gas system because they're cheaper to operate and thus provide lower utility bills than electric water heaters.

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Water heater terms to know

If you're shopping around for water heaters, you've likely come across some terminology you might not be familiar with. Here at Burgeson's, we're committed to educating our customers, which is why we've provided a quick glossary of common water heater terms below.

Tank water heater terminology

  • Capacity. 

As mentioned above, a tank water heater's capacity refers to the number of gallons the tank can hold when completely full. For example, a water heater with a 40-gallon capacity can store up to 40 gallons of hot water when it's completely filled up.

  • First-hour rating

A water heater’s first-hour rating measures how many gallons of hot water you can get from your tank if you run hot water continuously for one hour. The first-hour rating is typically a higher (and more useful number to consider) than the tank’s capacity because the tank will continue to refill itself and heat up water as hot water is leaving the tank.

  • The system’s recovery rate.
The recovery rate is the amount of hot water a tank system can provide one hour after being completely drained. This is an important term to understand if you have a larger household (4+ people) that may use up the tank’s hot water supply on a regular basis.

Tankless water heater terminology

  • Flow rate.

A tankless system’s flow rate tells you how many gallons of hot water the system can provide in one minute (labeled as “gpm”). You’ll want to make sure that this number matches (or exceeds) the amount of hot water you’ll need during a period of high hot water usage. For example, if it's typical that someone showers while the dishwasher is running, you’ll want to add up the flow rates of both appliances and make sure your tankless system can keep up with a similar or higher flow rate. Keep in mind, though, that a higher temperature rise negatively impacts the system’s flow rate (see below).

  • Temperature rise.
Temperature rise refers to the number of degrees your incoming water needs to be heated before reaching your desired hot water temperature. For example, if the water entering your home is around 75°F and you’ve set your water heater to 120°F, the temperature rise is 45 degrees. The higher the temperature rise, the lower the system’s flow rate capabilities (the longer it takes the unit to heat up the water, the less water it can provide per minute).


Your guys did a great job at my house. From Randy giving the estimate, to Kenny & Agung on the HVAC install team, to Todd & Ryan on the Plumbing install team, I have never had a company so professional and work so well together. I am very impressed... and they cleaned up so well, you would never know they were there!
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