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Rockford Water Heater Installation Professionals

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

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Remodeling Associates
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dennis K.
Verified review

Ron installed a new garbage disposal after diagnosing a leaking drain. During the installation he discovered a potential future problem with the faucet. He added the new faucet installation with a minimal additional charge. He was on time, highly knowledgeable, thorough, and reasonably priced.

HD Construction Services
4.5
from 64 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany H.
Verified review

I cannot describe how excellent our experience was with PK Plumbing & Sewer for installing a water heater. Do not hesitate to hire them. Hard working and a very reasonable price. They are now our go to for any plumbing needs. You'll feel lucky you found them too. I will be recommending them to any friends and family in the area.

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

I had a wonderful experience contracting with M&T to replace my water heater. The price was decent and service was exceptionally good. The heater broke down on Friday late evening and the new water heater was up and running before noon the next day. I scoped a number of plumbers but ended up with them. Ian was great to work with and so was Michael. I would recommend them any day and to my friends and neighbors. Good service | good price | 5 star service overall. They cleaned up and covered the entire route leading to the boiler room in the basement. I would definitely hire them again ..

  • 27 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon W.
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David did a great job replacing an iron stair rail with a half wall. Job was completed in a day. I would not hesitate to have David out to do more work for me.

Wise Plumbing & Sewer Inc
4.2
from 54 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Aleyna C.
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They responded immediately and had my new water heater installed within a day. I appreciate them working late hours and the fact that they got done so quickly, even though my tank is in the ceiling.

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!

Progressive mechanical Inc
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Joni K.
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Smooth install of replacement hot water heater. Also flushed and cleaned the faucets for us since we had particles from the old one in the lines. Very happy customers!

Varoli Enterprises LLC
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Teril M.
Verified review

Hired Elmo to mount a couple of tvs and install electric in the basement. He did a great job. He stuck by the price he quoted me even though he ran into some roadblocks and was over longer than expected. He explains everything where you can understand him and is very patient. I highly recommend him. I know he will be our new handyman.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rob A.
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Tim came out at 8:00pm the same day I contacted him, after being on another job all day, and replaced our water heater. I never had to take a cold shower! Very pleased and price more then reasonable.

G & R Heating and Air
4.8
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.

  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Elayne V.
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Tom was very knowledgeable, friendly and trustworthy. He was able to answer all of my questions and get me a new water heater installed the same day.

CEPHR Enterprise LLC
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Janet D.
Verified review

John did a great job installing a humidifier on my furnace in a very difficult location. He had to re route gas and furnace piping for efficient operation. The area was all cleaned up afterwards.. He is very professional with good work ethic so I would highly recommend. He did and other work also - attic insulation and some electrical work and ask was performed efficiently.

  • 33 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Bob B.
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Professional, Prompt and Clean. Old water heater was hauled away. Utility room and work area was clean when job was completed. I highly recommend Weatherwise Heating & Cooling.

  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
James M.
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We had Perfect Temp install a new water heater. The price included removal. The installer was great, as was the completed project. This was somewhat of an emergency since water was leaking. Perfect Temp (Dave Vernetti) installed the unit in less than an hour and withing four hours of my initial contact. Very satisfied and I recommend.

CB
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Marlene G.
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We had gotten 3 bids with local Drywall Contracters, GDC was not the cheapest. When Dan arrived to quote our project of Drywalling our garage, I knew he was a professional. He arrived on time and took his time to ask questions of what our expectations were and what he needed to do to achieve those expectations. His crew did an excellent job installing, plastering and applying a prime coat of paint on the new drywall. We were well pleased and hired then a second time for a heater installation project. This is not a Company that you can call one week and expect them to be there the next week. They are very busy and will need time to schedule your project. Maybe a month or so out from the quote.

Bjp builders
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Elena K.
Verified review

Our kitchen faucet needed to be replaced along with the bottom of the cabinet below. Brian responded to our inquiry within minutes and was able to come by the same day - on a Saturday. He took out the old faucet, installed the new faucet and cut new plywood (and removed rotted plywood) for the bottom of our cabinet in less than three hours, which included a trip to Home Depot. He will be back later this week to repair the drywall damage in the basement from the faucet's leak. We will definitely keep his number for the numerous other projects we have around the house. He was professional, efficient, and responsive, which is hard to find all at the right price.

Angel Water Inc.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 56 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Angie B.
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Living in an area with a well, I have needed quite an education in water as well as multiple pieces of equipment, to get my water safe enough for my family. The level of expertise, attention to detail, and one on one time with more than one department has been pleasure to deal with. I have felt reassured, taken care of, and that my family's health is truly important. I would recommend this company in a second!

  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lisa S.
Verified review

Jason Glover with Service King Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric did an amazing job!!! He replaced my water heater that was there before I had purchased my house. He discovered that it was still under warranty and saved me a ton of money. I really appreciate how knowledgeable he was as well. He also was the only company that made me a priority. I had called 11 places and was looking for someone to come out as soon as possible since there was water leaking into my house as well as the house connected to mine I would HIGHLY recommend him and will use him in the future.

Koz Plumbing, Inc.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanne K.
Verified review

Koz plumbing not only did a thorough job. They fixed an outside water faucet that had broken over the winter and fixed a crack in the foundation that was a result of water freezing from the leak. They left the work area cleaned and even took some time to answer my questions about the battery backup to the sump pump and showed me an issue they discovered with the water heater. I am definitely calling them back to do some other work.

Dawson Builders, Inc.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

They were wonderful. Promo, efficient and did a great job installing my hot water tank. Would definitely recommend.

AirPro Heating & Cooling
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anthony H.
Verified review

Ryan showed up on time, very personable and accomodating. He explained what the issue was and the steps in what he did to correct my water heater issue. After the water heater was fixed, Ryan called an hour later to make sure everything was running smoothly. Thanks again Ryan for all your help!

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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