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Franklin Solar Water Heater Installers

Browse these solar water heater installers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Franklin.

Brad Cline
5.0
from 311 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 348 hires on Thumbtack
Justin M.
Verified review

Seemed like a nice guy. Great service as long as you are close around Nashville area. Willing to work late, but works too far outside home turf (came 2.5 hrs one way to install my water heater) and when there was an unexpected problem with pipes couldn't get parts because it was so late and left project 98% complete. I'm grateful for the quick service but will probably find someone closer to home next time.

  • 4 years in business
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
Blake P.
Verified review

Jeff explained everything thoroughly and did a great job on a water heater installation! I highly recommend!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Clyde T.
Verified review

Normally I do my plumbing, including replacing a gas water heater, toilets and bathroom sinks, tec. However, I was not having any luck replacing my kitchen faucet. Little room and 2 deep sink tubs. Decided to hire Adam, who was very efficient, very nice and reasonably priced. Will differently contact Adam again if the need arises.

Handy Geno
4.6
from 48 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Herbert D.
Verified review

Geno, installed a new water heater and a new ceiling fan at my home. Things went well and there is not much of anything I could have expected to have gone any better than they did. I was very satisfied with the service he provided.

Eastin Home Improvement
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Pris B.
Verified review

I hired Andrew for installation of a new gas hot water heater. His price was extremely fair, he communicated with me prior to the job and was available for questions. He showed up on time, was polite and professional, and got the job done as promised. I am comfortable recommending Andrew based on my experience, and I will use him for future home projects.

Allen Arms
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Marshall F.
Verified review

Allen and his team did an outstanding job. Hot water Heater and AC went out on Sunday night and Allen was diagnosing the issue with me that evening. He and the team came first thing the next morning and had all my issues fixed in one day. They cleaned up everything like they'd never even been there and were extremely polite the entire time. He even inspected and fixed a few common things that homeowners sometimes forget. I'll be calling Allen from now on.

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Martinez handyman
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bridget R.
Verified review

Victor was great! He was on time, professional, friendly and knowledgeable. He removed our old water heater and installed a new one. I highly recommend him!

After Hours Plumbing
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Alan M.
Verified review

Gary has done a ton of work for me over the past few years, and I all I can say is that he does exceptional work and is a true professional. They are all quality jobs and I've never had to call him back due to insufficient work. He's installed sinks, toilets, unclogged major backups, exchanged water heater, fixed pipes... NO job is too small and he charges a fair price as well. Worth EVERY penny.

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Eagle plumbing solutions
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aimee G.
Verified review

Eagle plumbing solutions, installed a water heater in my home and did an excellent job.

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Harmony Services
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sabrina B.
Verified review

Lee Bowling has remodel a small bedroom in my home into a nice walk-in closet. He also built additional shelves in my kitchen. Lee installed ceiling fans as well as indoor and outdoor lights. He replaced my hot water heater. All of his work is very professional. I appreciated his caring attitude in order to make his customer happy with the completed job. I highly recommend Harmony Services.

Pure Water Plumbing
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Tyrone H.
Verified review

Adam was very helpful, he knows his business, was very knowledgeable and gave me information on how to save some money on some minor maintenance to help my water heater last a lot longer. He was a great conversationalist, easy to talk to and really gave the impression that he cared about my problem. Especially after such short notice because my other plumber from another source was the COMPLETE opposite!

  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jim and Wendy R.
Verified review

American Marine HVAC replaced our HVAC system in one day. The new system is sooo efficient. Their service is prompt, reasonably priced and their follw up is superb. They also installed a new water heater for us and did an excellent job on that.

Above the Top Plumbing
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
David E.
Verified review

Joey is an outstanding plumber he installed our water heater several years ago, I was impressed with his fair price and work ethic so I have used him on several projects over the last couple of years. This is the plumber you want!!! Great price and Outstanding work. You can set your watch when he tells you what time he will be there. He is.

Kuma Company LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Evan B.
Verified review

Kuma Company plumbing is terrific! 5 stars for sure. My water heater is good as new. This is a great company with great people including the people who book the appointment from the office -knowledgeable and organized. Thank you!

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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