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Durham Tankless Water Heater Installers

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

Mr Rooter of Wake County
4.3
from 103 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 169 hires on Thumbtack
Tyson M.
Verified review

Mr. Rooter sent out a technician promptly, and it was determined I needed a new water heater. The technician removed the old water heater, left and returned with a new heater and installed it within 3 hours. The cost was reasonable and the service was exceptional. I purchased a "membership" which gave me a discount equal to the cost of the membership. The membership included future discounts on service, equipment and yearly water heater maintenance.

LAB Plumbing
4.8
from 84 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
Arun R.
Verified review

My experience working with Leroy was very professional and smooth from start to finish. He gave me the best quote amongst 5 other quotes and explained how he would go about the work which I found most satisfactory. He was not rushed during the evaluation process or while performing the actual work. It took about 8-9 hours to install the tankless water heater in my house (with recirculation) and he was flexible with time to complete the work once started so that we have hot water for the next day. After the installation, his follow up to find out how the heater was working and communication regarding inspection dates and times were very prompt and proactive. Overall, I am very satisfied with my experience working with Leroy and will definitely recommend him to others.

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tracy A.
Verified review

Adjusted pressure on hot water heater! Quick and efficient! Very honest and reasonable!!! Using him again today to replace kitchen faucet!!! I strongly recommend him!!

Top Pro
Ryno's Plumbing and Backflow
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannon S.
Verified review

Ryne did a great job installing our new water heater! He was very professional and the installation cost half what we were quoted by another company.

  • 10 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Karen B.
Verified review

The whole experience was better than I expected. The electrician quickly diagnosed the problem with my bathroom fan, my kitchen lights and the lack of hot water in the kitchen and he fixed all of those issues quickly by replacing the switch in the kitchen, putting up a new bathroom fan, and installing a 2.7 gallon water heater just for the kitchen, which cost less than $150.00. At every step of the way, this company gave me effective but reasonably inexpensive options to correct my electrical problems and they even tried to fix the existing fan, but the company does not make that model any more. What made the experience even more amazing is that, when they went under the house, they fixed a problem with the dryer duct work for no charge and showed me how to adjust both water heaters to the desired setting. This was not something they were required to do, especially since I did not know about the preexisting problem with the dryer. Therefore, to sum this up, the work was outstanding, the price was exceptional for the work done and I could not be happier with the whole experience.

Franco's Plumbing
4.6
from 23 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
D. R.
Verified review

Had to replace my Hot Water heater which had failed during the night. Francisco and his crew arrived exactly on time and went to work. Within an hour they were done! They even removed the old water heater. Excellent!!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Josmell P.
Verified review

Replace a water heater. He went to the Lowes picked up the water heater and the fittings. We offered to pay him by credit card and rather save us the surcharge and allowed us to mail him a check! He is a Gem! Would use him again, without question.

Howard & Sons Plumbing
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Brian A.
Verified review

I used Howard's Plumbing when my water heater broke. He did a fantastic job. He was responsive, professional showed up on time and did a great job. Best of all, he was honest and much less expensive.

Simply Affordable Plumbing
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Alice S.
Verified review

Very courteous and prompt on installing a new water heater for us! In spite of the horrid heat right now. Willing to explain what is being done and why - in terms you can understand.

  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie B.
Verified review

Pipe Dreams did a wonderful job installing our tankless water heater.

  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Hats off to William for responding to our water heater issue within 24 hours. He quickly responded to my queries and arrived on time and with the necessary parts on hand. He was professional, and I wouldn’t hesitate to hire him again or recommend him to others.

M & E Maintenance
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole T.
Verified review

I’m very satisfied with the overall service of Earl. He not only fixed my water heater and plumbing problem, he was prompt and very knowledgeable. I will surely call him again when needed and would recommend him to anyone needing assistance.

Price Right Plumbing
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Tyler C.
Verified review

Ross did a great job with tankless water heater installation. His communication was extremely prompt and Ross was very professional. Also, he was very knowledgeable about the differences between different types/brands of water heaters, which was extremely helpful in my purchasing decision. I'd definitely recommend Ross for any plumbing needs.

Rivera Plumbing
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Chris P.
Verified review

Great plumbers, installed my water heater. Brought the new one from Lowe’s and even disposed the old one. Happy with the work done 10/10.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Don F.
Verified review

I had an excellent experience with Exquisite Air and Water replacing my broken water heater with a new one. Stuart was prompt, knowledgeable and thorough. He made sure to provide exactly the service I requested and followed through with a check that everything was working okay. Highly recommended!

Sweetwater Plumbing LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Annette H.
Verified review

Tom of Sweetwater Plumbing replied very quickly to our service request for a new water heater and installation. Most other companies wanted to send a tech out, give an estimate, then return later to do the work. Tom requested pictures, which allowed the installer to bring needed materials and install in just one trip. Mario, the installer, was on time, personable, and got us back in hot water (pun intended) in no time. We would definitely use Sweetwater Plumbing again and highly recommend.

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sheba H.
Verified review

Global Plumbing installed my gas hot water heater a little while back and it has been working excellently ever since. When they arrived, they introduced themselves and made sure their shoes were clean. They explained what they were going to do. When the gas water heater was installed, they cleaned up any mess they made and took away the old non-working one. They were very polite and cordial. I recommend them 100%.

  • 21 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Robinne W.
Verified review

We have a little dark bathroom in garage that had water damage. Russell and Son came out and replaced ceiling, removed vanity , toilet , old flooring and built a cabinet for water heater , installed small sink vanity and new toilet, new flooring , new overhead light, and painted a light color and put up molding ...I could not be happier with everything. Hire this company!! They are very nice , honest and very reasonable. I will be calling him again for other projects .

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mary M.
Verified review

Jeff replaced my hot water heater. He is very professional and knowledgeable. The price quote was the best and he went over and above what I expected. The cleanup was spotless!

  • 18 years in business
Wendy B.
Verified review

Mr Jeffreys installed a water heater recently for me. He did an excellent job, very professional at a reasonable price. He has done several jobs for me and I have been very satisfied after each. I do plan to use him in the future.

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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