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Wilkes Barre Water Heater Installation Professionals

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

Mark Walsh Plumbing
from 32 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
James Z.
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Had a water heater installed. Very satisfied with the installation. Would use Mark for other plumbing needs in the future. Also the price was great compared with other quotes I received.

Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amalia D.
Verified review

Tyquan was very knowledgeable about water heaters and up front with everything that could be the cause of our problem with our water heater. His prices on all items and work completed were very reasonable. He fixed it without needing to replace the entire unit. I highly recommend Integrity Residential Maintenance LLC!!

J & J Contracting
from 11 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Joe T.
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J&J Contracting was extremely professional and did quality work at reasonable prices. They did many jobs for our home remodel that included constructing custom kitchen cabinets, replacing a barn roof, replacing the support columns on a wrap around porch to give it structural integrity, drywall installation, and plumbing.

R&R Electric and Remodeling
from 10 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
L. W.
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Rich and another gentleman replaced 4 areas of drywall that had water marks and where towel racks had been pulled from the walls. They also repainted the areas and did an overall fantastic job! We are very pleased!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Muriel C.
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Building Dreams has been a lifesaver for myself and my husband on a number of occasions. Our first experience was when our main electrical panel with master circuit breaker was on the fritz. We couldn't use the microwave or the washing machine without losing power. The day after I called, Mike Virone from Building Dreams General Contracting came by, discussed our options, made some phone calls to find us the best price and picked up our new circuit panel with all new breakers. The following day he installed it and we've never had a problem in the four years since. After that we called Building Dreams to discuss installing a new hot water heater, as ours was getting old and not working very well. Again we received great service at an honest price. The installation went seamlessly and I was finally able to take a hot bath that night. Since then we've used Building Dreams for emergency situations like unplugging a frozen pipe, and overseeing our roof repair (we saved a lot of money thanks to expert advice and knowledge). We've also had a new faucet installed and our deck restored and resurfaced. Regardless of the job big or small, you get friendly honest advice and quality work. We really feel that we are in good hands and that's hard to find! We highly recommend this business.

  • 5 years in business
Cindy R.
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Nana’s Oasis installed a new liner, filter and heater for our above ground pool in May 2018. Excellent work quality, staff was professional and punctual. We highly recommend Nana’s Oasis for all your pool needs. We also take our water sample to their store and purchase our chemicals. Our pool water is crystal clear!!!

CBS Appliance Repair
from 7 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Gerold B.
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Joe from CBS Appliance Repair did an excellent job installing my water heater. He worked well with me to get the right one for our needs. I strongly recommend him and would not hesitate to use him again.

Frank's Plumbing
from 4 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
John S.
Verified review

Frank repaired my water heater and he was great. Affordable, nice, and ready to repair the water heater as soon as possible. I would highly recommend Frank and will use him again the next time I have plumbing issues.

  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Claire T.
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After calling the usual Sears, and a few other name outfits to come fix our water heater ASAP, Ruhl's Plumbing & Heating answered the call. Robert and his helper arrived mid afternoon. They identified the problem with our gas water heater, and fixed it. They were thorough, making sure it functioned as it should before leaving. We are so very grateful for his prompt attention to our problem. We weren't just another number on the list. We plan to use his services again in the very near future.

ATM Mechanical
from 3 reviews
    Ron P.
    Verified review

    Replaced my water heater and repaired my furnace in my home for brutal cold winter. I only work with ATM, because price is fair and work is guaranteed. Not to mention they're the only ones that show up when they say they will.

    Karina G.
    Verified review

    Very knowledgeable on all issues we were experiencing from our boiler to our water heater..price was right in our budget and he completed the work earlier than expected. We were told by another contractor we needed new furance, but Rod diagnosed a minor issue saving us ton of money. We are having him come back to put new faucets in all bathrooms. You can't beat integrity!! Hes our guy!

    Matthew Smith
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Rs W.
    Verified review

    Matt installed a water heater, door knobs kitchen faucet, and camode wax seal. Good work . I'd call him again.

    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.

    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 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.

    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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