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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 148 reviews
  • 171 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

  • 3 years in business
  • 200 hires on Thumbtack
Chad I.
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Ed was great - did 2 jobs (repair copper piping and gas line into water heater) and was very friendly and helpful. Recommend again!

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DuPage Home Service, Inc.
4.7
from 125 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
TIJO A.
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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.

Excellent plumbing inc.
4.8
from 105 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 119 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

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  • 12 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephen W.
Verified review

Bradley arrived within an hour. He was very knowledgeable and was able to get our hot water back on. He got the job done quickly. If you have a tankless water heater that is giving you trouble I would recommend Bradley in a heartbeat! We will be sure to keep his contact number handy for the future. I would definitely recommend him.

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Casa heating & cooling
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Benjamin B.
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Mike was great. He quickly diagnosed and fixed the issue with my hot water heater. He also took the time to explain how all the components worked so I could help myself in the future. Good communication and he came the same day my water heater broke!

Uno appliances
4.6
from 99 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
Maeve D.
Verified review

Tony and his son came out and were SO wonderful! I had gotten water in my dryer from the outlet in my window well, and it had flooded my basement. Tony assessed the situation and checked both my washer and dryer......drained the dryer, saved it, and got it working again....then installed a new outlet and sealed up all the ducting. Very professional and did a great job at a reasonable price.....I recommend him highly and will be calling for him again whenever I need help :-)

Thomas Pumbing and Sewer
4.6
from 92 reviews
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Helmut F.
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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.

George American Plumbing
4.8
from 78 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Erin V.
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Serviced our struggling water heater and gave us good advice on what to do next if we continued to have issues. Was on time and did work just as promised. Easy to coordinate with; would recommend to others.

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PLUMBER NEAR YOU LLC
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Todd R.
Verified review

Damian did a fantastic job replacing a water heater for us. Put in my request thru the app at 7pm and he was here installing a new water heater within 2 hours. Same day service is almost unheard of. His price was great and had the brand of 50 gallon water heater I wanted. I will hire him again for our plumbing needs.

LoPrestis Services & More
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
JUSTIN V.
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By far the best experience I've ever had with a plumbing issue. Very responsive and proactive in helping me resolve a water heater issue. They were here same day and work quality was excellent. If I could give them 10 stars I would. Do not hesitate to call LoPretis services for your plumbing needs!

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MPT Plumbing Inc
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 70 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.

Tritan Plumbing
4.1
from 56 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa W.
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They were very professional and were able to replace our hot water heater on the spot. Quick, efficient, easy to do business with. Well done!

Ludwig Family Plumbing
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew B.
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Chris was a nice guy and was the only plumber that provided me a flat rate quote via text for installing my 75 Gallon Bradford White Water Heater and hauling my old one away at a fair price. I would definitely use Chris again for any other plumbing related jobs that cone up in the future.

All Pro Plumbing
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I was having trouble with the water backing up in my basement, I gave All Pro plumbing a call and they came out earlier then scheduled and took care of the problem at a reasonable price.

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DM & C1 Inc
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jackie C.
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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!

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Luis S.
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Our water heater started leaking. He was able to come and replace it on the same day. He was very easy to talk to from the beginning and appeared to be knowledgeable about his job

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Comfort Air
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sabina H.
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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!

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Jackson Services LLC
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lynnette P.
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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.

AquaPro Plumbing INC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Nadia E.
Verified review

Great plumbers to work with! Alex from AquaPro Plumbing was very helpful over the phone,answered all the questions I had. Came out at no charge and provided clear estimate without any hidden fees. Replaced my water heater with the brand I wanted. Left work area spotless. Definitely recommending them!

Bauer Plumbing
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 16 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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