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Skokie Water Heater Installation Professionals

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

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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
Toni B.
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Salvo and Cam are very experienced and recognized immediately that some conversion was needed to install the water heater I purchased. Salvo needed additional parts. After a trip to the Home Depot, the work commenced and the water heater installed. Salvo is very conscientious and cleaned up the area after the installation. Pricing was more than fair and the work expertly completed. I will recommend ISA to anyone who needs plumbing work. The only plumber I will call is ISA Euro Construction.

  • 3 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
Simone M.
Verified review

They were very professional and fixed my ongoing issue with my water heater in no time!

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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
Richard R.
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Tim was great and providing everything I needed for my new water heater and general plumbing needs. He was on time and provided a fair quote. He was very polite and neat with his work and I will be contacting him again for future needs. Go with TIM!

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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.
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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.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John L.
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Bradley did an excellent job installing my new water heater at an affordable price. Was very thorough in his work and explained many aspects of plumbing to me. I would certainly recommend him to others and have him back when I need plumbing work done again.

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Casa heating & cooling
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason K.
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Mike did a awesome job! He did a quick clean job installing my water heater at a affordable price. He even cut and capped some pipes that weren't part of the original quote. Thanks Mike, I'll definitely recommend to others!

Excellent plumbing inc.
4.8
from 80 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I really appreciated the speedy service to install a new water heater on a weekend without extra cost. Gino and Alex were polite and very neat, everything was left just as it was found. I'm very happy with my new water heater and would use Ara's Plumbing again.

Thomas Pumbing and Sewer
4.6
from 81 reviews
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
Mary D.
Verified review

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.

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

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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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.

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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 ..

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Martinez
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tim G.
Verified review

Great job installing a hot water heater

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!

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

Luis has been nothing but professional. His customer service was outstanding. He was very quick about fixing my humidifier, but also took his time to explain what the issue was and proactively maintain my furnace and water heater. Definitely would recommend.

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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!

  • 15 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Micki M.
Verified review

This was an excellent experience! We live in an area that got flooded severely and couldn't find anyone local to install our new water heater. Everyone was either not accepting new jobs or booked for close to a month. I tried going through a big box store and the quote was more than the water heater. Then I tried Thumbtack and Waterbender was able to come sooner and install it for 1/3 the price. They even drove 2 hours each way to do it. Highly recommend!!!

Pro Tech Designs
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Monika O.
Verified review

Fantastic experience! Very professional, very clean and extremely responsive from the very initiation of my request. I had an old leaky water heater that needed to be replaced as soon as possible and they were out the next day. The price was reasonable and I plan on using them for future projects. Definitely recommend!

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Jackson Services LLC
4.9
from 14 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.
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Patrick did a great job installing my hot water, I would definitely recomend him.

AquaPro Plumbing INC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 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!

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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