From the perspective of a veteran master plumber, buying water heaters should be facilitated through a licensed plumber who specializes in water heaters; and here’s why:
Salesmen Have One Agenda
When it comes to buying a large, costly appliance from a large commercial carrier, you are putting yourself at risk for a bad sell. Salesmen for these companies work mostly off commission, which means all they really care about is closing the sale. What they don’t really care about is matching the right water heater for your property, acknowledging your budget, and answering your questions honestly. They will tell you anything you want to hear in order to close the sale. They don’t care which water heater you choose, so long as you sign the papers. This could lead to a whole heap of problems for your home and budget.
Another downfall to buying expensive appliances from commission-based employees is the lack of industry knowledge. What can a salesman really know about water heaters, water heater repair, installation, and efficiency? The turn over rate for these kinds of salesmen are so high, there is no way they are employing experts in water heater knowledge. A master plumber or plumbing company not only specializes in the trade and can guide you through the selection and installation process proficiently, they can truly be trusted.
At a large company, water heaters are more expensive because they have to inflate the price in order to cover all their overhead and commission payouts. Inflated prices are bad enough, but it gets worse. Not only are water heaters more expensive at stores, they do not offer cost-effective packages. For example, if you buy a water heater from a large carrier or company, you will have to also pay extra for shipping, installation, service, warranties, and old appliance haul-away. Water heaters are already expensive purchases as it is, but from a commercial carrier, the price tag just keeps getting higher. They can easily tack on an extra $1,000 or more just for the additional services that are standard for water heater replacement.
Generally, a plumbing company that offers water heater sales offers their services at economy-based prices. They retain the resources, proficiency, and inventory to provide water heater sales, as well as, installation, service, and haul-away. You are going to get personalized and compassionate service at a smaller plumbing company that offers water heater services, rather than going to your local appliance store.
Weilhammer Plumbing Co. Inc.
Call Weilhammer Plumbing Co. Inc. at 317-784-1870 for trusted water heater services in Indianapolis, Indiana. Owner, Mark Weilhammer, is a state licensed master plumber with more than 50 years of experience in the industry. Our company has been family owned and operated for over 100 years, making us one of the oldest and most dependable plumbing companies in the city. We offer repair, installation, maintenance, replacement, service, and sales, all at the most competitive prices in town! When you need a new water heater, we are the professionals to trust. Call 317-784-1870 for information about buying water heaters in Indianapolis, IN and it surrounding areas.