A reliable, efficient water heater is essential for everyday life. From washing dishes to bathing and beyond, you need a heater that you can trust to work on a daily basis.
That’s why Viper Services offers a range of water heater solutions to suit your needs. Our Upstate South Carolina professionals will use the best equipment and materials to install a new water heater in your home – within your budget.
Whether you’re upgrading an old water heater or adding one for the first time, we’re your team. Contact us to schedule a consultation to get started.
Our Water Heater Installation Process
Before we start any hot water heater installation, we’ll begin with a get-to-know-you session. Our team will arrive at your home to assess your space, listen to your needs, and determine which kind of water heater best suits your needs.
Once we’ve determined your water heater requirements, we’ll draw up a custom proposal detailing the estimated costs, timeline, and necessary equipment. That way, you’ll know exactly what to expect before committing to any of our services.
After you accept our proposal, we’ll work around your schedule to find a suitable time for the installation appointment. Our goal is to make the entire process as painless and convenient as possible, so you can always expect timely service from our team.
Testing and Quality Assurance
Customer satisfaction is our top priority. That’s why we always conduct comprehensive testing after we install a water heater. We’ll ensure it functions precisely as it should, and if we discover any problems, we’ll address them right away.
At Viper Services, we’re dedicated to building lasting relationships with our clients. We’re always around to listen to your concerns and offer follow-up care to your water heater. If you encounter any issues with your new heater, just let us know.
Types of Water Heaters We Install
Tankless water heaters provide on-demand hot water exactly when it’s needed. These heaters warm the water as it flows through the unit, making them highly energy-efficient and reliable. Many SC homeowners prefer them because they eliminate the standby heat loss associated with traditional tank-style heaters.
Please note that installing a tankless water heater may require upgrading gas lines, electrical systems, or venting. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Viper Services.
Traditional tank-style water heaters continuously store and heat a large volume of water, which means they are always ready for use. Many homeowners choose them due to their lower upfront cost and ease of installation. In most cases, we can replace existing units without major modifications.
Still, installing traditional tank-style water heaters involves connecting the heater to water and gas or electricity sources, with venting for gas units. This is typically a straightforward process.
After using electricity to heat water, these heaters store the hot water in tanks. This makes them relatively easy to install and suitable for homes without gas lines. Many SC residents opt for electric heaters due to their simplicity, energy efficiency, and lower installation costs compared to gas heaters.
Adding an electric water heater to a home usually involves connecting it to electrical wiring and water lines. This requires extra consideration for the safety of the installation team and the homeowners or residents.
This type of water heater uses natural gas or propane to heat water in a tank. As a result, it can produce hot water very quickly and often creates lower operating costs, in comparison to electric heaters. People often prefer gas heaters due to their quick recovery time and ability to provide hot water at all times, even during power outages.
Installing a gas water heater requires proper gas line connections, ventilation, and safety measures. Therefore, homeowners should always consult a professional for safe installation.
Hybrid water heaters, also known as heat pump water heaters, use electricity to move heat from the air or ground to heat water efficiently. As a result, they are highly energy-efficient and cost-effective.
To install a hybrid water heater, we will need to determine a suitable location in your home with access to adequate air or ground temperatures, as well as proper electrical connections. Contact us to begin with a preliminary consultation.
Why Choose Viper Services?
At Viper Services, we only send experienced, highly trained professionals to install water heaters in South Carolina. You can rest assured that your installation team will be respectful of your space and highly knowledgeable about their responsibilities.
We’re committed to offering upfront, transparent pricing. You’ll know exactly what to expect from your installation bill, including the costs of equipment, parts, and labor. No surprise fees, no last-minute charges.
You can’t afford to wait around for hot water to return to your home. Don’t worry – we’ll expedite the process as much as possible and avoid drawing the project out. When you hire us for a water heater installation, we get the job done in a timely manner.
What SC Homeowners Are Saying
Ready to Install a New Water Heater?
You deserve to take that hot shower or run that load of laundry, whenever you want. If you’re interested in installing a new hot water heater, contact Viper Services. We’re your trusted team for water heater installations throughout Upstate South Carolina.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are many red flags that can indicate you need to replace your water heater. Some of the top warning signs include:
- Symptoms of aging
- Rust or corrosion on the tank
- Leaks/pooling water
- Insufficient hot water
- Strange noises (popping, cracking, etc.)
- Discolored water
- Fluctuating water temperatures
- Increased energy bills
- Pilot light problems
- Repetitive repairs
If you’ve noticed any of these problems, contact Viper Services. We’ll help you determine the best route forward for your budget and space.
Yes, you typically need a permit for a water heater installation throughout the state of South Carolina, as it involves plumbing and sometimes electrical work. Permit requirements vary by city, so when you work with Viper Services, we’ll check with your local building department to ensure compliance with regulations and safety standards.
If you attempt to install a hot water on your own, without the proper permits, you could wind up facing legal issues, serious safety concerns, and insurance complications.
To choose the right size water heater, start by calculating your household's hot water demand by considering the number of people and appliances using hot water simultaneously. You’ll likely want to select a tank that can handle 1.5 to 2 times your peak demand.
Not really sure how much hot water you need? Consult our crew. We’ll help you assess your requirements and pick the right model and size.
Most hot water heaters live for 10 to 15 years. Every heater’s lifespan can vary depending on the type of appliance, your water quality, how it is maintained, and how much you use it.
Regular maintenance can help significantly extend the life of a water heater. So, if you notice something amiss with yours, make sure to schedule an inspection and conduct repairs quickly.
The cost of installing a new water heater can vary depending on many factors, including…
- The type of water heater
- Necessary labor costs
- Necessary plumbing or electrical modifications
On average, standard heater installations can range from $700 to $2,000 (or more). Keep in mind that tankless water heaters tend to be more expensive to install than traditional heaters, with costs ranging from $1,000 to $4,500 or higher.
In South Carolina, the average cost of installation is typically around $1,500. However, we highly recommend scheduling a personal consultation to learn what your installation will cost.
Yes, you can upgrade from an electric water heater to a gas one, but it may require significant modifications to your home's infrastructure, including gas lines and ventilation. Therefore, we highly recommend seeking guidance from our team before deciding to make the switch.
Yes, it is possible for most homeowners to switch from a tank-style water heater to a tankless one. However, the conversion may require us to make modifications to your plumbing and electrical or gas connections, which can add to the installation cost.
If you’re interested in switching, schedule a consultation with Viper Services. We’ll assess your specific setup and determine the feasibility and cost of making the switch.
Most water heaters come with warranties. However, the length and terms of your warranty will vary depending on the manufacturer and model. Common warranties for water heaters typically range from 6 to 12 years, and they may cover specific components or the entire unit.
Before contacting Viper Services, review your warranty’s specific details. This will help you understand what expenses might be covered and which will come out of your pocket.
It typically takes us between 2 and 4 hours to install a new hot water heater, depending on the type and complexity of the installation. We may extend that timeframe if we need to make necessary modifications to the existing plumbing and electrical connections.
For a more accurate time estimate, schedule a consultation with our team. We’ll give you a detailed proposal with a timeline included.
Some water heaters are specifically designed for small spaces, but homeowners always need to check with the manufacturer's guidelines and local building codes to ensure proper ventilation and clearance.
If you have questions about fitting a heater into your home, let us know. Viper Services will assess your situation and provide you with the best recommendation for your space.