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McHenry Water Heater Repair Professionals

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

B.H. Handyman Services
4.8
from 124 reviews
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
Ed G.
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We had Ben put in a water heater for us.. he arrived on time actually 10 min early. He was very nice and did a very good job. His price was very reasonably. We will hire him for further jobs!

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DuPage Home Service, Inc.
4.7
from 125 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 176 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.
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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

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  • 12 years in business
  • 133 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
4.9
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!

Thomas Pumbing and Sewer
4.6
from 92 reviews
  • 141 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.

George American Plumbing
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Eric T.
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George is very professional, and he arrived 15 minutes earlier. He purchased a new water heater after he took a look of old one. And about 1 hour, he finished installation of new water heater. After one night, so far so good, hot water is there. I would use George again for my next project.

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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
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

LoPrestis Services & More
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 76 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.

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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.
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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.

Tritan Plumbing
4.0
from 57 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 73 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.

Ludwig Family Plumbing
4.9
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!

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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!

GTC COMFORT AIR
4.6
from 36 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 31 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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Scott A.
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Hydro Tech Max Plumbing was able to come onsite within a few hours to assess the water heater. Once determined it needed to be replaced, they got a brand new water heater installed the same day! Great service!

Waterbenders Inc
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Hecht C.
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Can not ask for a better experience. Quick response, scheduled me in right away, showed up on time, professional, courteous, neat, friendly. Did an awesome job with a water heater replacement. No problems at all. Everything as promised. I will hire again for sure. Thank you!

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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!

AquaPro Plumbing INC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Nadia E.
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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!

W. Trapp Plumbing
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Dan R.
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Showed up on time. Answered all my questions. Fixed my water heater leak and stayed to make sure the job was done right. Highly recommend Wayne for my next plumbing job.

C & H home Repair
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Bikash B.
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Good plumbing skills Not easy to replace a 75 gallon water heater Prompt service and good value for spend Also made sure with the dealer that warranty is honored

CMA Plumbing
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Silvio A.
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Service was on time, excellent and pricing very reasonable. The owner and his brother-in-law were very efficient in performing the task of water heater installation and ready to explain what was needed and what was being done. I would recommend this company as one that is reasonable and professional.

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.

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.

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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