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Cambridge Water Heater Professionals

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

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Reliable Handyman Service
5.0
from 80 reviews
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah K.
Verified review

Fast, affordable and fixed my water heater without trying to replace unneeded parts. Thanks so much!

Top Pro
  • 28 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Raphael S.
Verified review

Mark was very professional from the beginning to end of this project. He quickly responded to all my inquires during the initial planning. For a very reasonable price Mark picked our water heater up from the store, installed it and took away the old one. He was punctual, efficient and left the place clean. I am very happy with his services and would definitely hire him for future plumbing work. Highly recommended!

  • 20 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey G.
Verified review

Came out same day to determine what the problem was and then when the part came in they were her same day replacing the part and fixing the problem. We now have hot water. Couldn't be happier with the quick response and repair. Thank you so much!!!! Will definitely be calling back for updates that we will be needing. Great work

  • 1 year in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Angela C.
Verified review

I requested a quote Friday night, received a response back within 5 minutes and Joel arrived the next morning on time. Very personable. Laid out the options in an organized manner. Installed the water heater the same day. Assuming no issues with the installation (time will tell), good experience overall. Now time to take a hot shower!

22c11x1 bb by hg
4.7
from 49 reviews
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Marilou D.
Verified review

Marvis arrived on time and identified himself as a pro plumber and presented his id. He came ready and immediately knows what to do. This guy is so patient, he fixed my water heater for more than 3 hours and even went back again (about 20 minutes after he left) when i called to check a minor issue... The next day he called me to follow up if everything is working well. He did an excellent job! i will definitely hire him again for our future plumbing services.

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A&M Services, HVAC
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Merri G.
Verified review

I replaced my original furnace, AC and water heater at my condo with Edward at A&M Services. From start to finish, it went exactly as you would want any transaction to go. Edward was responsive, prompt, and friendly. He kept me in the loop of the status of everything going on. He handled the job with great care and made sure I was pleased with everything. Overall, it was a job well done all around. I highly recommend A&M Services!

  • 5 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony B.
Verified review

Pascual is a great plumber, showed up on time and already had the water heater ready to go! Pricing was very fair, told us exactly what the services and equipment would cost! You can definitely tell he knows what hes doing, look forward to working with him again in the future to get a furance install going

IDEAL AIR HVAC
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Sean S.
Verified review

Great Company with Great People. Excellent Service. They replaced my sister's water heater tank. My sister said they were professional and that she is very satisfied with their service.

RJ Development
4.5
from 28 reviews
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer G.
Verified review

RJ Development did a great job on our electrical needs in an attic that had very little power. Pricing was fair and the job was done same day when he came to quote it. He worked hard until the job was done into the night and completed everything he said he'd do. After happily wiring and hanging 2 large light fixtures and adding several electrical outlets, we were very pleased with his work and had him return form another larger project a few weeks later to include running another circuit for more power (from basement to attic!) and installing two floorboard heaters. He worked and did it all in a day and did a professional job that works great and is discreet in keeping with the rustic decor. Very fairly priced and worked quietly and consistently until the job was complete. We're happy with our project and would hire again. Definitely recommend.

Everton Plumbing
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie S.
Verified review

We are very satisfied with Ray’s service. He responded quickly to our call and came the next day. Another place was giving us 2 weeks to replace our water heater and I’m so happy we found Ray! He was punctual, friendly, and super helpful...answered all my questions and gave advice on other plumbing issues we had. Highly recommend and will definitely be calling him for my other plumbing needs. Thanks Ray!

MPBROS Plumbing
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Andria H.
Verified review

We had Jorge come out to hookup a new sink with disposal and water filter. He came out within 18 hours, completed the job quickly and at a reasonable price. We plan to use him again for other projects.

dan defreitas
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Sarosh B.
Verified review

Great job on Water Heater. Dan is the Masters. He quoted me a price over the phone came on Sunday to work provided great service with reasonable price Dan is going to be my go to guy for my house plumbing needs thank you Dan

Chris ramos
4.4
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Shriram R.
Verified review

our water drain started leaking on Sunday. Chris was helpful and checked out the issue. He got it fixed by Monday after getting the materials. He was responsive and very helpful throughout the process. Happy with his work.

CSB Plumbing
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Ken Y.
Verified review

Chris recently installed a tankless water heater for me. It was a very difficult installation. Chris dealt with all the roadblocks and did a great job completing the job.

Hillard Mechanical
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Mona K.
Verified review

Top man! Did an excellent job replacing my water heater. Very fast and efficient. Extremely reliable and would certainly hire again.

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda Z.
Verified review

I needed someone asap and Nick was available, quoted his price and I knew it was a good match. He met me at Home Depot to pick up the water heater, the work was done before noon and I am very happy with this company.

Tom Falconer
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Robert D.
Verified review

Tom did this job with Mike McGlaughlin under their business name M & F Plumbing. They were really good to work with, and very responsive to get us a quote for an emergency water heater replacement that we needed done for our 6-unit condo association. The total for the job was well below what a couple of the other big-name plumbing companies quoted, and yet they got the job done quickly and professionally. We plan to use them again in the future.

George MP
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Hema G.
Verified review

George did great work for me. My shower would not get any cold water, only extremely hot water. He arrived on time, was polite and did a fine job on fixing my shower faucet, which another plumber could not fix after a couple of attempts. George came and figured out the problem and fixed it within 2 hours. Amazing job and a super nice guy. Thanks George.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Austin M.
Verified review

Joe did an excellent job replacing our faucet and hot water valve. He replies quick, has competitive pricing and arrives when he says he will. I will definitely hire him again in the future!

Bradco Plumbing
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Greg F.
Verified review

I came home from vacation to find that my water heater broke and was leaking in the basement. Bill was out to me the next afternoon to replace it. He arrived when he said he would and offered a competitive price. I’ll definitely be using his services for any future heating or plumbing needs.

Matt Murphy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Romeo M.
Verified review

Matt was very responsive and helpful with determining the details of the project. I needed installation of a new water heater. He customized the quote based on my needs. Reasonable price. He showed up on time. I would certainly used his services again. Thanks!

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.

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.

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.

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Need Water Heater Installation

Cambridge, MA

  • Heater service needed
    Purchase and install a water heater
  • Desired configuration
    The system should heat all my water
  • Heater storage
    I need a tank heater
  • Fuel source
    Gas
  • Heater location
    Basement
  • Existing heater removal
    Yes, I need my current heater removed
  • Property type
    Home
  • Building height
    Two story building
  • Total property square footage
    1000-1999
  • Details
    gas water heater, power vented
  • $1040.81
    Average price
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