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Birmingham Solar Water Heater Professionals

Browse these solar water heater system repair services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Birmingham.

Handyman2 your Rescue
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
Haley K.
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Nate did a great job converting my gas water heater to electric and installing the new tank. He recommended what I needed to have a cost-effective but long-term solution to the water heater problem. He worked around my difficult schedule and was transparent about pricing.

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Alabama Plumbing Pros, LLC
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terri C.
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We had APP install a new electric water heater. Ben was friendly and very polite. The work was done quickly and there was no mess left for us to clean up. We have had him out for other smaller things like dripping faucets and clogs, and have always been pleased with the work.

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Vogel Services
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David J.
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After talking with Jeff at 9:00 he was at the house on our agreed time of 11:00, correcting our issues with the hot water heater and adding cut offs for any future problems. We will be using him again for other repairs and issues. I hear he's pretty good with electrical wiring...

Mr. Inspector Plumbing
4.5
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Sara H.
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The water heater started to leak and when I contacted Ken, within 2-3 hours he purchased all the parts and a new heater, delivered to our place and stayed until 11pm on a Friday night to finish the installation and hauled the old one. He did a great job and left the house clean. The price was very reasonable too.

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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

When is it time to replace a water heater?

Although regular water heater maintenance and water heater repair may extend the life of your hot water heater, it won’t last forever. Most water heaters have a life expectancy of about 10 years. Many water heaters need to be replaced when they’re 8-12 years old — that’s when they start to show signs of fatal wear, such as leaking around the base of the tank. A water heater should be replaced when it fails to sufficiently heat water for the home; if your heater is operating erratically, check first for a blown fuse or a tripped breaker to make sure an electrical issue isn’t causing the problem. Another time to replace a water heater is when you want to upgrade to either a larger model or a more energy-efficient one.

Who can fix a water heater?

When a water heater stops running effectively, it’s best to hire a water heater repair professional to troubleshoot the problem. Whether it’s a plumbing company that offers water heater repair services or a provider specializing in water heater repair and maintenance, most repair companies offer same-day service as well as weekend and after-hours emergency calls. Usually, water heater repair professionals are experts in both electric and gas systems, as well as tank and tankless heaters, and can repair any kind of unit.

Why is my hot water not working?

The most common complaint among homeowners is that their hot water isn’t working — and the water heater is generally the culprit. Typically, it isn’t making the water as hot as you’d like it to be. When the water isn’t hot enough — or isn’t hot at all — run through this troubleshooting checklist for basic water heater repair tasks:

  • Make sure the power is connected to the heater, then reset the thermostat.
  • If it’s a gas water heater, make sure the pilot light is lit.
  • Raise the temperature setting on the thermostat.

If these stops don’t lead to hot water, it’s time to either check the heating element in an electric water heater or the burner unit and gas control valve in a gas-powered heater. A water heater repair and maintenance company can handle these repair jobs. However, if your hot water heater is eight years or older, it may be time to replace the water heater instead of repairing it.

How much do new water heaters cost?

The cost of a new water heater depends largely on the type and size of the heater. The average national cost for a new water heater installation including a 40- to 50-gallon tank is $350-$780. Most homes don’t need larger tanks, but they are available — for a price. The average difference between a 50-gallon tank and a 75-gallon tank (the next most common size) ranges from $400 to $600. Hundred-gallon tanks are also available, and they can cost double or triple the price of a 50-gallon tank from the same manufacturer. New water heaters tend to be far more energy-efficient, so they can cut energy costs; homeowners may also be eligible for a new water heater rebate from their local utility company.

Typically, tankless water heaters, which heat water only when you need it, cost more but can save about 25 percent of annual water heating costs, on average. They also lose only 5 percent of their energy compared with a tank unit’s 30 percent energy loss. Note, too, that a water heater with a tank has a life expectancy of 10 years, while tankless units generally last about twice as long.

The final expense to consider is a possible disposal fee to get rid of the old water heater; some companies include it in the price, while others charge an average of $35-$150.

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