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Raleigh Hot Water Installers

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

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Carolina's Handy Services
4.8
from 448 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 516 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Greg S.
Verified review

These guys did a great job and even came to do the work on a Saturday morning! Thanks to them my family has hot water again in our home. I appreciate you and your brother, Victor! Thanks again guys.

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

Hal and Mr. Rooter put a hot water heater in for me. Did a great job. Same day service and even hauled off the old one. They were very professional and neat. I will use them again for any other plumbing problems I have.

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

Leroy did a fantastic job installing my new hot water heater. He was professional and his prices were reasonable. I will use him again in the future.

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!!

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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
Jing Q.
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Jim West replaced my old water heater with a new one. Very good service and they were professional; price was reasonable. Jim called me twice to follow up. I recommend him without reservation. Jing

  • 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
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Robin K.
Verified review

Mr. Howard came out and replaced my hot water heater the same day I called him. He knew I had no water and came in the evening after working all day to help me out. He was courteous and professional. He went to pick up parts needed at Lowes to complete the job and came back and finished it all within a couple hours. He even disposed of the old water heater for me. His price was very reasonable and he completed the job both timely and efficiently. I would highly recommend him for any plumbing repair problems.

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.

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EDH Plumbing Services, LLC
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris R.
Verified review

Duane come out to our home and saved us from our hot water emergency! He was quick, polite, and helped me understand how to do proper maintenance on my new unit! We highly recommend him and his company.

  • 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.

Price Right Plumbing
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jose A.
Verified review

Ross was great to work with. He had been very thorough in the installation of our new water heater. We had some questions about this particular direct-vent gas natural installation and Ross communicated quickly, accurately and courteously even while he was doing the job. We highly recommend him.

Fuller Services
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Gene R.
Verified review

If you need a good plumber read this review. I did not know anyone associated with Fuller services prior to this experience. I live in Southern Pines. My daughter lives in North Raleigh and needed a plumber. I told her I would coordinate a solution. I contacted several plumbers in the Raleigh area and got quotes. I arranged to meet with two of the plumbers at my daughters place in Raleigh. I let both of them know that I needed the job done that day because I had to get back home that evening. After meeting with both plumbers I hired Fuller Services. The reasons he got the job was: 1). He showed up on time! 2). He had a plumbers truck loaded with supplies. 3). He wore booties when entering the house "clean". 4). We talked about placing the water main shutoff inside the house instead of in the crawlspace and replacing the hot water tank to gain some storage space. I liked William Fullers plan. 5) Price was competitive. William Fuller also installed a new shower / tub valve and 10 new water shutoffs at lavatories and sinks. Fortunately I made the right choice in hiring Fuller Services. His price was not the cheapest but the job was professional and completed by 5:30 same day. You made my job of being a concerned father seamless. The work was professional and clean!! I still had time to enjoy dinner with my daughter and got home before dark. If we ever need any more plumber work done I definitely know who I will be calling! Thank you.

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.
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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!

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Keith T.
Verified review

Installed a hot water heater and fixed numerous leaks. All for a good price. Very satisfied!!!

North East Solutions, LLC
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
ERIC S.
Verified review

Courtney from North East Services did some excellent work for me on short notice on a Saturday. My upstairs attic A/C system wasn't kept in good shape (by previous owner) when I had bought my home; one-day, water backed up in the A/C emergency pan and leaked through my ceiling. The next day (a hot hot Saturday), I located North East Services on Thumbtack and Courtney came by same-day after giving me a good detail estimate. He diagnosed multi issues with my upstairs A/C unit: His thourough explanation gave me the peace of mind of knowing exactly what the problems were. There were multiple issues that Courtney fixed for me on his trip out: bad electrical connection on A/C fan, incorrectly mounted A/C water overflow shutoff mechanism (leading to ceiling damage), then he proceeded to clean out the A/C drainage hose and check the function of the A/C compressor outside (he added one pound freon). I would recommend Courtney to work on your HVAC; he's skilled, articulate, and fair on price!. Eric

Maintenance Men on Call LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ross Q.
Verified review

Very friendly and professional. Was right on time, and did a great job replacing the hot water heater

  • 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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