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Elgin Water Heater Repair Professionals

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

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Rapid Air Heating & A/C
from 136 reviews
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nick T.
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I had scheduled a repair with Sam for a dryer repair. We set the appointment and everything was good until we found out the part we need was no longer manufactured. It would have taken 4-6 weeks to ship and my wife and couldn’t wait any so we canceled the appointment. But a day later Sam wrote me back saying he found the parts needed! It was great because we couldn’t afford another appliance. Sam came out on the day scheduled and scheduled time and knock it out. He was great. No issues and I’d hire him again in a heart beat.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stavroula X.
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Bradley was able to come out the same day and fix my water heater. He completed great work and provided valuable feedback on my water heater and future maintenance.

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Casa heating & cooling
from 94 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Trish D.
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Thank God for Mike! Came to us late at night and did everything to try and fix the water heater before needing to replace it. Even contacted the company to see if it was still under warranty. He's diligent and was caring and so reasonable priced even for our emergency water heater break . I have recommended Mikey for a few friends too and they were happy I did . great guy!

Excellent plumbing inc.
from 93 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Alex L.
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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

Uno appliances
from 91 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
Darrin R.
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The repair guy did a great job. He even spotted an issue with my washer when the repair was done on my dryer. I am very satisfied.

Thomas Pumbing and Sewer
from 84 reviews
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
Mary D.
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I am very pleased to write a letter of recommendation for Thomas Plumbing. Dan is a very nice man, diligent in his work and very fair in pricing. He completed the project of installing a new hot water heater flawlessly. He is, without question, my new permanent plumber. I am available for telephone referrals of my experience.

Plumbing Management Services
from 74 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Jerry D.
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Did a great job on my water heater install, professional, knowledable, answered all my questions, will use again, thanks

LoPrestis Services & More
from 65 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Sam E.
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We hired LoProstis to assist with a water heater issue in our home. Brian, from LoProstis, called us right away for an initial consultation over the phone, and within an hour, he arrived at our house to explain what went wrong and the course of action needed to repair the water heater. We appreciated his honesty and the accuracy of his quote in order to fix the issue, but more importantly, we appreciated the education that came along with it. Not only did Brian install a new water heater in our home; he also help us to select a reputable brand, based on his recommendation and hauled away the old water heater. He did not compromise on his professionalism to charge a higher fee (given the fact it was a weekend and one of the coldest day of the year), nor use that as an opportunity for a surcharge. It's very rear to find an honest contractor and who's willing to do the right thing, and Brian has both. He exceeded our expectations and got up and running within hours. We would definitely hire Brian again. Thank you for your hard work and excellent service, Brian.

Top Pro
from 60 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna B.
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We use D.H construction to install as new water heater Damian was professional Quick and clean ,he give us a free estimate and the price was much lower then other plumbing co we will use Damian service in future

Wallin Heating and Cooling
from 57 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Hiroki K.
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fast work and very polite. I asked some questions about the maintenance of the water heater and I was explained really well. Thank you!

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MPT Plumbing Inc
from 55 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike M.
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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
from 55 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Amy D.
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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!

Ludwig Family Plumbing
from 43 reviews
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon B.
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Chris installed a new water heater and repaired a broken pipe. Came on short notice and did a great job at a very reasonable price. Superb!

Tritan Plumbing
from 54 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Michael P.
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We were happy with the fact that someone came out on the weekend to replace the water heater. We were NOT happy about the fact that we were told one price when he arrived and that price increased after the work was finished.

from 35 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Nick G.
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Vlad (owner of GTC) is very good & professional. Used him on 3 separate occasions - (1) replace heater. It went out on Dec 31, 2015 !!! Vlad came out in the evening, to see if it could be repaired on the spot, and then cam back first thing on Jan 2nd ( when the supplier opened so that he could replace the unit). Did everything cleanly! Reasonable price - even considering he came out on holiday. ( I tried to use ABC Heating emergency - quoted me $8000 or 2.3 times more - tried to use my desperate situation) . Anyways, Vlad did it better and reasonably priced! (2) Also used Vlad to replace my 10 year old AC. No problems, as expected. (3) Asked Vlad to come out and help with installing Nest thermostat. It's not difficult to do on your own - but wiring to the old unit looked messed up - and I didn't want to take a chance. Vlad cleaned and rewired it and helped me install the unit.

  • 8 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff M.
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Sam is definitely the best at what he does! And his pricing was very fair to me (good Value!) Sam fixed and did maintenence on our 19 year old central air conditioner. After he acid cleaned outside fins and the evap coil, added refrdgerant and tightened the valve cap, even though it was was 93° outside, the basement temp was a frosty 68°. On a 19 year old unit thats amazing. We had fairly competent people in past but only Sam was smart, knowledgable and cared enough to know how to really do the job well. Also, he planned next move to fully check for leaks other than a loose valve cap but no need; Sams brights, knowledge and experience did the trick. Even though Sam is so good that he is booked solid for weeks, he is truly dedicated to taking care of his customers. We had a leak continue but even though he had work lined up elsewhere, he made time somehow (energetic fast worker) to come quite a distance the very next day and get our a/c going. A few weeks later, we remain cool and happy. We are an elderly couple and without Sam's gracious dedication our home would not have been safe for us because of heat. Now no problem :) But wait, there is more: Yes, we hired Master Finish for a dyer vent cleaning. Our vent run is a long one, but Sam has the right tools and totally cleaned the vent long very flexable hose-like device that allowed Sam to clear the elbow bend of our venting system without having to take apart the duct work. We had been spending about $45 a month at the laudramat but now it's just the cost of detergent and electric. But, wait, there is more!! Sammy has skills with clothes dryers. (I'd guess with other appliances too but no time to "go there" Fact: most Fires from use of dryer come from dust on the dryer heating element. Sam was able to quickly put the dryer on it's side, open the back and blow the dust which was on top of the dryer heating element. Maytag cost would have been 60% higher! Yes even more :) Sam does not make up work for himself. He checked the washer water hose and let us know it was still fine. We call him our house doctor. Thank you very much,

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DM & C1 Inc
from 30 reviews
  • 37 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!

G & R Heating and Air
from 19 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Rebekah H.
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G&R hasreplaced my water heater as well as my furnace. I trust them completely. They have always been able to answer any questions I've had. They have been prompt to the time they've given me and good with pricing.

  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Steven C.
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Dave was thorough, answered all my questions, and did an excellent job installing a new water heater.

  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Debra C.
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I needed a new hot water heater that needed to be customized. My 93-year-old tenant was without hot water for over 2 weeks. I called Restore, and they were able to order the customized unit and have it installed in three days.

from 11 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Sam S.
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I received the quotes through Thumbtack and ServiceMax had provided the best price compare to other competitors, so I gave it a try. I immediately contacted them to see if they would be able to come out servicing my heater issue on the same day. Without the doubt, they responded immediately and dispatched a technician whose name is Mike Malek to address the problem. They also provided courtesy calls prior to arrangement. He showed up on my doorstep right on schedule. Well professionalism and very prompted. He spotted the problem in no time. He quickly left to grab the part and came back in a short while. He then fixed the problem in 20 minutes. Overall, I was very satisfied with the services and the results. Highly recommended and definitely I look forward to doing business with them again.

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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