Water Heater Installation

R.J. Tilley has been trusted for water heater services by the Richmond, VA community for decades. Whether you need to have a brand-new water heater installed, or your current water needs to be repaired or replaced, R.J. Tilley can do it all!

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Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters are helping Richmond, VA go green. These water heaters only heat water as it is needed, providing more energy efficiency than a traditional water heater. R.J. Tilley can install, repair, or replace your tankless water heater.

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Benefits of Choosing R.J. Tilley for Water Heater Installation or Replacement

By choosing R.J. Tilley for your water heater services, you know the job will be done right. You can be worry-free knowing our Service department provides a 1-year warranty on workmanship and most of our water heaters come with at least an 8-year warranty (tankless water heaters have up to 15 years and Rheem Marathon water heaters come with a lifetime warranty).

   Worry-Free Warranty

   40+ Years of Experience

   Can Service Any Water Heater

   Offer Tankless Water Heaters

   Excellent Customer Service

   Trusted in Richmond, VA

Water Heater Replacement

If you have a water heater that you think might need to be replaced, give us a call. Signs that your water heater could require service include:

  • Rusting on the tank
  • Rust color coming through in the water
  • The water heater is making noises
  • Leaks
  • Water is colder than normal or not heating properly

Our skilled technicians will assess your situation to see if we can save you money by repairing your water heater. However, if your water heater needs to be replaced, we can coordinate for your new water heater to be delivered while our technicians are draining and removing your old water heater.


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Water heater repair

Water Heater Maintenance and Repair

In many cases, water heaters can be repaired. Our water heater repair specialists can make an assessment of your water heater based on age, condition, and other factors to help you make the most economical decision. Sometimes water heaters just need to be flushed and cleaned – we can flush and clean your water heater to restore heating capability and improve efficiency.


Choosing a New Water Heater

At R.J. Tilley, we carry all the latest water heaters. We carry electric, gas, hybrid, and tankless models. Our team can help you make the best choice for your home. Our team will help you consider the following when selecting a water heater:

  • Cost – We carry a wide range of water heaters to fit your budget
  • Fuel Type – The fuel source (gas vs. electric hot water heaters) can affect the operating costs of your water heater.
  • Size – Your tank needs to be an appropriate size for your household water usage.
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Life Expectancy – The life expectancy of a conventional water heater is about 10 – 12 years and tankless hot water heaters are around 20 years


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Our Testimonials

“I would like for you to tell your crew how much I appreciate their good work, professionalism and politeness. In addition, I will tell any and all my friends and neighbors what a great job R.J. Tilley did for me.”

Christine R.

Remodeling Project

“The workers & employees of R.J. Tilley were wonderful – very appropriate, polite, friendly and responsible. Thanks!”

John W.

Remodeling Project

“When I was at my “wits end” and called you – you said you could get it done in one day. That you did! I am truly grateful.”

Mary Q.

Leaky Pipes

“Every person from beginning to end was professional, efficient, pleasant, and made a very positive impression of staff. R. J. Tilley has amazing quality of work as well as people.”


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Interested in working with R.J. Tilley?

R.J. Tilley is always looking for trained plumbers with Journeyman or Masters Certification. We also have an excellent apprenticeship program for beginners. Lastly, we are often looking for highly skilled carpenters.

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Service Areas

R.J. Tilley provides exceptional plumbing repair and remodeling services to the entire Richmond VA region, including downtown and surrounding counties: