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Chicago Water Heater Professionals

Browse these water heater services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Chicago.

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Rapid Air Heating & A/C
5.0
from 135 reviews
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicholas M.
Verified review

He fixed my heater. It has never ran this good before. He did a fantastic job

ISA Euro Construction
4.7
from 134 reviews
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
Mulan D.
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He installed a water heater for us and helped us fixing a switch to make water heater work.thank you! !

  • 3 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
John A.
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Installed hot water heater. Very easy to work with. On time and completed the job as promised

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DuPage Home Service, Inc.
4.7
from 121 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
TIJO A.
Verified review

I used Dupage Home Service twice in the last 2 months and i am satisfied with their service and price. I used their service to replace a water heater and to fix tub & shower water valve. Tim is very professional and he was always on time with his appointments.

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Casa heating & cooling
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hetem M.
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I had a great experience w/Casa Heating & Cooling when I needed to change my water heater! Mike contacted me immediately, came on time, & answered all my questions. His punctuality & work ethic is just great!! I'll definitely refer Mike to anyone that I know. Thanks!

Excellent plumbing inc.
4.8
from 80 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Alex L.
Verified review

Great Service! Fair Price! Had Gino from Ara's Plumbing over last weekend to take a look on leaking water heater. He came on time,gave couple of different options on different brand water heaters He was able to replace water heater at the same day,also replaced sump pump

Thomas Pumbing and Sewer
4.6
from 81 reviews
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
Helmut F.
Verified review

Dave can get the job done. Took a little long, but works patiently and was able to install a 50 gallon water heater in my condo unit.

LoPrestis Services & More
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew B.
Verified review

I chose Brian at LoPrestis Services after vetting several vendors and considering other outside estimates and I am glad that I did! He replaced an ancient water heater that had a busted drain valve, making a standard replacement even more difficult, but he worked quickly and thoroughly to complete the removal and installation. He even offered to pick up the new water heater from Home Depot as a courtesy saving me time and money. The new heater works great! I strongly recommend choosing Brian for your project.

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PLUMBER NEAR YOU
4.8
from 58 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Troy T.
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Was quick with my water heater install. Did a great job. Very professional. Would definitely recommend.

Ron Kwaak
4.5
from 63 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
David W.
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Done a great job installing my water heater had all the tools.

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MPT Plumbing Inc
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike M.
Verified review

Mike did a great job on my water heater replacement project. He did what he said he was going to do, when he said he was going to do it for a fair and reasonable price. He was careful moving things in and out and his work was of high quality. He also went above and beyond to correct a couple issue he identified when completing the job. Would not hesitate to use him again or recommend him to a friend or neighbor.

Wise Plumbing & Sewer Inc
4.2
from 54 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Amy D.
Verified review

Had a water heater that needed to be diagnosed, and ultimately replaced. Paul was able to get to the property within 24 hours and worked with me to ensure we had the right new water heater installed as quickly as possible. Additionally, he made a trip out to troubleshoot post installation, at no extra cost. Paul was pleasant to talk to, knowledgeable about his work, and overall helpful. Recommended!

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Martinez
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tim G.
Verified review

Great job installing a hot water heater

Tritan Plumbing
4.1
from 51 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Mike K.
Verified review

I feel that I must bring to your attention the outstanding customer service I receive by your representative, Mickey Owano. I am, of course, very delighted to have had the pleasure of having Mr. Owano install my water heater. His professional and courteous attitude, expert knowledge, and patience in handling my specific issues were very important to my complete customer satisfaction. He went beyond his duties and brought to my attention a previous problem with a second water heater. He explained that the T&P relief valve was installed to short of code and the venting cap was not secured properly. After completing his installation of the new water heater, he went ahead and did the repair on the second unit on his own. I was completely shocked that he would do something as generous. Please know that your employee was extraordinary in his duties as a plumber, and as a thoughtful individual. This is one less concern for me and I am deeply appreciative of his assistance and support. While I know that Tritan Plumbing is renowned for the customer service it provides, I feel like Mr. Owano treated my affairs with the utmost importance.

  • 23 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Richard A.
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I had a very complex and complicated leak involving my sprinkler system and other water system interactions that ran through the house and out into the yard. John responded to my Thumbtack reply within an hour and agreed to go on-site the same day. In my experience with plumbers in general in the area that is unheard of. My previous interactions with local plumbers in Downers Grove/Darien area was one where they "might" be able to get out there in a few days, and had instances where they just never showed up after they said they would. But not these guys - they were GREAT!!! John called me after hours from the property (I rent the house) and talked me through what his preliminary assessment was. He was ready to proceed the next day but we had some difficulty coordinating the tenant to be there. But John hung in there, directly coordinating over the next few days to arrange for access and to have the water turned off so the work could be done. In the end it turned out to be a very difficult resolution, but John and Do Right Rooter took all the steps necessary to resolve the problem. At the conclusion of the work he spent about 30 minutes on the phone with me explaining the scope of what was done. He volunteered to come back out in the spring before the sprinklers are turned back on to do a more thorough pressure test to ensure there are no other leaks in the systems' interactions. I could not ask for better service and can only recommend the best trades-men service I have had.

Alexia Heating and cooling -
4.6
from 29 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Luis was able to coordinate a time with me and check my hot water heater on a weekday evening. He completed the work quickly.

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DM & C1 Inc
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jackie C.
Verified review

Did very good work. Needed a hot water heater installed. They found problems with some of my pipes and took care of them for me. Would definitely hire again!

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Comfort Air
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sabina H.
Verified review

Jason provided a high level of service. We had other HVAC/Boiler vendors and all of them recommended a boiler based on the square footage of the unit as opposed to the length of the coils in the house. Jason properly measured and recommended a boiler for us that was not only right for the space, but right for the existing infrastructure. Jason was professional, very knowledgeable, punctual and did the work at a very fair price. Jason also installed a water heater for us the same day. I highly recommend Jason for boiler and water heater installations!

  • 17 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Angelina M.
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We had an emergency situation with our hot water heater that they resolved very quickly. They were prompt, knowledgeable, had great communication through the process of what turned out to be a very big job. They really took care of us. We immediately hired them to take care of a routine maintenance job as well. They were great.

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Jackson Services LLC
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lynnette P.
Verified review

Mr. Jackson and crew, rescued a DIY project gone wrong. Needed a hot water tank installed, and he was able to do it the same day. He provided the bonus service of picking up the product that I purchased. He kept me informed as to his arrival time so that I was not waiting on him all day. Upon completion he made sure that everything was up to code, and that there were no gas, or carbon monoxide leaks, things I never considered when doing it myself. Will definitely use them for other projects.

Bauer Plumbing
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mike B.
Verified review

Patrick did a great job installing my hot water, I would definitely recomend him.

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.

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.

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.

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