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Huntsville Water Heater Installation Professionals

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Rent a Husband
4.5
from 32 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Mason N.
Verified review

I had Brian replace a toilet shut off, add a house shut off valve, fix leaks and 2 leaky faucets. He also re-routed my pressure release on a water heater. Brian seems very knowledgeable and honest. One of the nozzles went bad after a day and Brian promptly returned and replaced it with no questions asked.

Mr. Inspector Plumbing
4.5
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Doris G.
Verified review

This review does not have enough stars to fill in for the quality work that we received from Mr. Ken. He completely removed our water heater and replaced it on a more accessible location; rerouting all connections all in a timely manner. He is truly a professional that I recommend to ANYONE! Very polite and HONEST. Please do yourself a favor and call him. Thank you Mr. Ken!

  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Marek K.
Verified review

Reason for the repair: Rain water leaking around the chimney and water damage to the chimney corner posts and roof sheathing. The following work has been performed by BP Construction: 1. Chimney and roof sheathing inspection. 2. Installation of ice and water shield and metal flashing around the chimney. 3. Installation of new PVC trim over the corner posts and around the top of the chimney. 4. Replacement of damaged chimney and roof sheathing. Prior to the repair the scope of the necessary work was described to me in detail. The work has been performed by BP Construction professionally, efficiently and according to the written specification and estimate. As the customer, I am very satisfied with the quality of the repair. Photos of the chimney before and after the repair are attached to this review.

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S AND L PLUMBING
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debbie J.
Verified review

Installed a gas tankless water heater. They did a great job, was on time and left the area as they found it. I would very much recommend them for your plumbing needs

  • 38 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Ramon A.
Verified review

Mr. Smith helped me out on a few things such installing walls and repairing some water damaged joists in the floor. He put in two different door systems for me and remodeled a new closet for my niece. He was very good and thorough when getting these things done. He made some suggestions which I didn't see when planning this project out, these suggestions made the project really take shape. A really competent professional who exceeded my expectations. His price was great and his work ethic was incredible. I recommend him to any one who has got a project going on and wants it done right. I will use his services in the future. Madison remodeling does quality work and Mr. Smith lives up to his work from start to end.

Timothy Howell
3.5
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Bailee R.
Verified review

Tim offered a great price to fix my hot water heater leak. He arrived on time, performed quality work and cleaned up the mess from the leak. Thanks Tim

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sam B.
Verified review

Electric water heater service. Very professional and complete. Gerald does very good work. This was my first thumbtack experience and I'm very happy with it. Wouldn't hesitate to hire again.

Q & A

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How long is a water heater supposed to last?

Your water heater is an essential part of your home, heating water for showers, dishwashing, laundry and more. On average, a traditional water heater will last 8-12 years. The general consensus is that it’s better to replace your water heater with a new one than to repair one that’s 10 years old or more. Older models are less energy-efficient and thus more costly to run than newer models with better technology. Here are some indicators of when it may be time to replace an old water heater instead of repairing it:

  • Leaks: If leaking is not caused by loose connections, the water may be seeping out through slight fractures in the metal of the tank that have formed over time.
  • Strange noises: Clanking, rumbling and other noises can mean that sediment has formed on the base of your tank, contributing to fissures leaks, and inefficiency.
  • Age: If it’s more than 10 years old, it’s probably time to replace.
  • Discolored or rusty water: Have a pro check it out; if the problem isn’t resolved by draining and cleaning, you’ll want to replace the heater.
  • Lack of hot water: Inconsistent heating and hot water supply that runs out too quickly likely means it’s time for a new unit.

How much does it cost to install a hot water heater?

You’ll know when it’s time to install a new water heater. Water heater installation costs average between $360 and $780 nationally, with rates increasing depending on the project. The total project cost will be higher when you include the cost of the heater itself. Select your new water heater based on the number of occupants in your home and the number of gallons of capacity you’ll need. Installation costs can vary based on the type of water heater you are removing and the type you are installing, any necessary repairs, regional cost of labor, and whether disposal of the old heater is included. Natural gas water heaters retail on average between $650 and $900 for standard models. Electric water heaters range between $300 and $700 for standard models. Tankless electric water heaters retail on average between $250 and $700 for standard models. Tankless gas water heaters retail on average between $200 and $1,300.

A company may charge approximately $1,000 to replace a 50-gallon tank-style electric water heater (not including any upgrades required by building codes). Replacing a gas-powered water heater might cost $1,100 (not including code upgrades). Some companies roll the disposal of an old heater into the overall cost of the new water heater installation. Other professionals charge an additional removal fee that can range from $35 to $150.

Why is the water in my house not getting hot?

If the water in your house is not getting hot, it may be time for water heater repair. Nationally, the average water heater repair cost ranges between $120 and $200, although prices can range up to $400, depending on the problem and materials. Competent homeowners may also be able to try DIY fixes, whether they have a traditional gas or electric water heater or a tankless gas or electric heater. Troubleshooting the different issues that can arise with each of the styles requires some knowledge of how they operate and what red flags to look out for. For a natural gas water heater, the first step is to check whether the pilot light has gone out. It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s directions if you want to relight it yourself. If you smell gas, stop everything and call your gas company — the smell could signal a dangerous gas leak. If your household’s water is not getting hot enough, you can try increasing the temperature on the water heater’s front dial above the standard setting of 120 degrees; for safety, always turn off electricity to the unit before adjusting temperatures. If you keep running out of hot water, your household may simply need a higher-capacity water heater, so consider upgrading. Quick professional fixes include replacing the thermostat or heating elements and cleaning and repairing the thermocouple.

How much does it cost to install a tankless hot water heater?

Tankless water heaters usually cost more to install than traditional tanks, because many homes need to be retrofitted to accommodate the new system. Tankless electric water heaters retail on average between $150 and $1,200, and tankless natural gas water heaters retail between $200 and $1,300 on average. The lower prices ($150-$250) are generally for point-of-use tankless heaters that can be installed to boost hot water in high-demand areas such as the bathroom or kitchen sink. Tankless water heaters designed to heat whole homes usually start under $300 at the low end and go up to $1,400 or more. Pricing for whole-home varies with the heater’s technology and features. Nationally, standard water heater installation costs average $360-$780, but tankless water heater installation costs may range from $400 to $1,000, depending on the work needed. Some perks of tankless water heaters are that they have nearly double the life expectancy of traditional water heaters and are generally more cost-efficient. Homeowners may be able to save $100 or more per year on their utility bills with an Energy Star approved tankless heater, depending on how much hot water they use.

How much does it cost to fix a hot water heater?

Nationally, the average water heater repair cost ranges between $120 and $200, although prices can range up to $400 or more. Water heater repair costs will depend on the type of water heater you have (tankless, electric, natural gas, etc.), the source of the problem, the cost for new parts, and labor rates in your area. Common water heater issues include problems with the thermocouple, thermostat, heating element and leaks. Most standard electric water heaters have two thermostats and two elements. One example for the cost to replace a bad thermostat is $185 for parts and labor. Replacing both the thermostat and the heating element could cost approximately $150-$200. The thermocouple is a safety device that senses when the pilot light is burning and signals the gas valve to close if the pilot light goes out. If your thermocouple is bad or corroded, the average cost to clean and repair it could be between $350 and $400. If your water heater has started to leak, it is usually more cost-effective to invest in a new water heater than to repair it, unless you’re covered by a warranty.

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