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South Plainfield Water Heater Installation Professionals

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

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  • 458 hires on Thumbtack
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Harveer S.
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Jason was quick to respond and communicate. He helped me pick up the new water heater from Home depot. Very professional, No drama, went above and beyond to do a few things that were not expected in a typical water heater replacement. Cleaned the area very nicely. JUST A AMAZING EXPERIENCE getting things done! Will hire him again any day.!

  • 355 hires on Thumbtack
Ritu R.
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Action Air saved the day for us and didn't charge us an arm and a leg for it. We needed a new water heater immediately and had very limited space. They came and did the job that day and worked through the evening to make sure I had heat for my little one!

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Handyman Mike
4.8
from 116 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda M.
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Hired Mike to replace my thermostat. He was on time, did a great job and was very nice. He was able to identify an issue from when the heating/cooling system was originally installed and he fixed it for us!

AAA Piping and Drains
4.9
from 107 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
Harry S.
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Service was prompt charges were reasonable. Provided detail walkthrough of entire process where I learned a lot about my Water Heater and how the whole system works. Definitely calling back for any future needs.

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Celtic Piping and Heating
4.9
from 105 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
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Martin R.
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I am an absentee landlord and needed a new water heater for a house in Sunnyside. Clear and timely communication is very important for me when hiring contractors. Edward responded to my calls very quickly, gave me complete information and arranged appointments with my tenant to bid and then perform the job. He used top quality materials and did a great job at a fair price. I will use him again for my plumbing needs.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Jorge removed an old fan above our stove and installed our new above range microwave. He was extremely responsive before our appointment, ensuring he had all the measurements and specs of our appliances. Cost was reasonable. Jorge was punctual. He was also extremely professional and the price point was fair and reasonable. His work looks great and my husband and I are both planning on using Jorge again if and when needed.

  • 26 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
John B.
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Anthony b did a first class job. He even rearranged his schedule to install my new water heater the same day so we wouldn’t be without for several days.

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William Morton
4.9
from 76 reviews
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
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Doug P.
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William was outstanding in resolving the issue with my water heater and was cheaper than any other quote by far. He went out of his way to ensure that he could secure the correct parts, and he was able to remedy the issue quickly on the first visit. I definitely plan to continue to use William for any plumbing needs at any of my properties.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
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Lorraine U.
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I hired Darin after getting a rediculas estimate to replace a water heater from another handyman in my house. Darin installed a new water heater at almost half the cost of what the other guy wanted. I will definitely use him again.

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Cye's HVAC
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
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Chris T.
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This man did the IMPOSSIBLE for an excellent price. It was a flat amount no hourly bs. He was easy to talk to calmed me down when I panicked. Every time I have a ac or water boiler issue he will be my first and only call. All the other hvac people are crooks. Not this man. If you want someone to not give up and charge you an excellent price. This is your guy.

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Sewell Peckham
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Walter S.
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Plumbing - new kitchen faucet and refrigerator water line. Very good service.

  • 14 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Helen W.
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What a find! Matt was very professional and completed the work in good time. He changed out some old pipes installed a tankless water heater and removed our old water heater. His estimate was competitive and he did a few extra things—fixed a loose toilet handle, rehung a clothing bar that had come off the wall didn’t charge anymore. I’m definitely going to be a repeat customer. Thanks Matt!

Bill Plumbing
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Sean C.
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Bill did a great job servicing my tankless water-heater, and taught me a little to boot!

J&R Quality Repair
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Rufus W.
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He was punctual, gave me a nice warning when he got caught in traffic and would be a bit late (inevitable on the island) and did a thorough and professional job replacing an outdated pipe on my toilet and installing my washlet. In addition, I would certainly recommend J&R for washlet installations as he was able to identify issues with the washlet I had purchased through eBay and had experience installing similar washlets which is rare in the USA.

Mandell Plumbing and Heating
4.7
from 42 reviews
  • 47 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Jayne G.
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The crew did a nice, efficient job on installation of a water heater, boiler with conversion from oil to gas.

JC_ Plumbing & Heating 24/7
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie A.
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We needed to fix our sump pump and clean the pipes from it. He came as soon as we called....was on time and very professional. Knew what we needed and how to fix it. He helped clean up. He also helped us with our water heater. He is a very nice person. We will definitely recommend him to our friends.

D.E.T. Plumbing
4.4
from 28 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Rene P.
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I definitely recommend Tom! We needed our indirect water heater/maker replaced. Tom showed up on time, was very professional, knowledgeable and simply polite and courteous. He supplied an unit we requested just a day before! During the work he was very neat and kept the work area clean. He billed us exactly as per the quote he gave us. (very reasonable/competitive price!!!) Will use him again for any plumbing project we may have in a future!

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Kristian Radi
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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James A.
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I hired him to set up an extra water heater and conect to the existing one.He did an amazing job and he charged me 450$ .Thats amazing ,it was great doing business with him .I’ll call him for anything ,cheap and proffesional at the same time,very hard to find .Thank you Kris ✌️

Water flow
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Venessa G.
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My faucet and tub was installed and I admired the professionalism present. This plumbing mechanic was also clean and informative and I am pretty satisfied with my service I received.

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  • 16 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I have had 6 companies come and look at my Hvac and water heaters. Airstream is the best company that I have worked with. They are honest and are reasonable in price. This was the best water heater and HVAC service ever!!!

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Nicks Piping N Drains
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tarun S.
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Nick was very knowledgeable and performed all the work in a timely manner. He also gave me advise on how to adjust and maintain my water heater.

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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