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Ames Water Heater Installation Professionals

Browse these water heater installers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Ames.

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Charles Pardekooper
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah H.
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Thank you Charles for being able to come to my home the same day due to a water leak the night before a Holiday, I will not hesitate to call you again for future plumbing help.

S and N Plumbing Company
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Kishor B.
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Shane did a good job for us in installing our water softener. He is reliable, skilled and completes the project in reasonable time frame. He charged us a fair rate for the service he provided and I highly recommend using Shane for your future plumbing projects.

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Noble Plumbing
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tom K.
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Josh installed a water softener for us and it was a great experience. He was professional and friendly from the start. Reasonably priced and didn't make a mess during installation. Would definitely hire again!

  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Rick B.
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Great job by Steve! He's obviously the kind of guy who isn't satisfied until the job is done right. He went the extra mile to hose out all of the gutters on my two story home and test the downspouts. For the amount of time he spent doing the work correctly, he's very price competitive. Highly recommended.

Iowa Home Repair & Gutter
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Rose E.
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I had 2 toilets replaced and 3 faucets installed. Greg did an excellent job and his prices were reasonable. He even uses a new tarp for each home he works on and cleaned up everything. He is very knowledgeable and shared information regarding my existing plumbing. I am keeping his card and will recommend him to anyone I know who needs a plumber. Best experience I have ever had with a plumber.

Jackson construction LLC
4.2
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Walt M.
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I hired Kolton to repair a bathroom sink drain, replace the hoses on my washing machine (they were rusted on there), and check out a possible toilet leak. He arrived on time and took inventory of the parts needed. Then he got the parts, returned and worked for over six hours (past 9:00 PM) until the entire job was done. He even replaced some parts I didn't know were faulty and ran into a nightmare with the washer hoses. It turned out one of them had essentially rusted onto the spigot and he had to cut away the drywall underneath to replace part of the pipe and install a new valve. The crazy way the plumbing was originally installed made the swapout a nightmare--nothing was easy but he creatively came up with a solution and got it done withouth complaining. The final cost was higher than originally estimated, but with good reason. The quality of the work appeared to be excellent and his demeanor was pleasant. I would recommend him for your next plumbing job.

Jim's Carpentry
5.0
from 1 review
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Angie A.
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Jim installed two exterior doors and removed an old deck. He was on time, professional and did a great job. I would hire him again!

Fix-er-Right
1.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
About

We make sure we go the extra mile to provide anything and everything the customer wants out of our services, and above all we Fix-er-Right!

About

We have over 10 years of experience in construction management and apartment maintenance. We do painting, drywall repair, light plumbing and electrical, cleaning, and non-renovation carpentry.

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I am available for all your installation needs. I am CFI certified. We could install the following: *Carpets *Ceramic tiles *Laminates *Hardwood *Vinyl We could do repairs and re-stretches, and we also specialize in installing custom showers. Call for a free estimate. John

  • 60 years in business
About

Greens Appliance, Heating & Cooling has been serving the Des Moines Metro since 1958. We are a family owned and operated company with a focus on excellent customer service. Our friendly technician work on all major appliances, heating equipment, cooling equipment, water heaters and water purification systems.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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