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San Antonio Solar Water Heater Professionals

Browse these solar water heater system repair services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Antonio.

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Sosa the plumber
from 282 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 411 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gregory D.
Verified review

Mr Sosa responded in a very timely manner. He did an excellent job replacing my water heater while triple checking his work. He paid excellent attention to the fine details and made sure he left the area in the same shape he found it in. I appreciated his time management and communication about what needed to done, any parts or previous work that were substandard. He also went the extra mile by letting me know when he would arrive at my house and updates to his schedule so I could be available for the repair/replacement of my water heater. I highly recommend Mr Sosa for future needs/requirements.

Martin G Plumbing
from 79 reviews
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
William F.
Verified review

I contacted Martin to perform a repair on my water heater. He made special effort to come in the afternoon when he could've punted 'til the following morning, especially given the heavy rains that made the trip uninviting. He displayed a willingness to go the extra mile in securing a part from a supply store that had closed for the day. He was conscientious as weIl -- making sure to test for any gas leaks after he'd done the repair even though the space was not easy to work in. I thought his pricing was very fair. I assume he's very competent overall but my repair didn't really present a challenge. I would not hesitate to use him or recommend him.

Platinum IAQ Specialist Inc
from 59 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Michael C.
Verified review

They were called on a Saturday and gave a quote to replace a water heater. They also showed up earlier than their expected time. Very professional and highly recommend.

Ames Construction Service
from 39 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Verified review

Excellent Lob. Super Fast service with immediate installation of the water heater. Friendly instructions for maintenance of the water heater. I wish all the plumbers are like Jeremy Bent. I strongly recommend Jeremy Bent services to every person.

from 30 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Pena F.
Verified review

Repair of shower pipe leak, replaced worn parts, as well as in bathroom sink. Removed and replaced water heater. Expert work.

Sewerman Plumbing
from 27 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Jerry P.
Verified review

Santiago did a great job replacing my water heater at a very competitive price. He even picked it up for me from Home Depot so I didn't have to try to get it home. Very knowledgeable and professional. Will definitely use him again.

3T Plumbing
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Diane R.
Verified review

Bryan replaced both of our water heaters and brought them up to code. He was polite and honest. His quote was very competitive (especially for an insured, Master plumber) and it was accurate with no hidden fees. He arrive on time, worked quickly and left the area clean. I highly recommend Bryan if you are looking for a plumber to fix your problem and not a salesman to sell you a bunch of stuff you don't need. I would hire him again.

D.kays plumbing solutions
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff P.
Verified review

Eloy took time out if his busy schedule to repair my kichen faucet. He even repaired my water heater which was clearly a safety violation. There are a couple of plumbing projects where I will definatley be using Eloy's services again. He was definatley professional and personable. It was the best choice deciding to go with Eloy!!

H2O Pros
from 20 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle C.
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I can not say enough good things about this company. I had a leak in my hot water heater. They were very pleasant to work with and very knowledgeable. They were out the same day I called. Very reasonable priced! Highly recommend! Excellent work!!

SA Mechanical
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Joe W.
Verified review

Mike did a superior job! He showed up during his window, finished early, and was professional from start to finish. He even showed me how to maintain our new water heater each month. I definitely recommend SA Mechanical; I will continue to use Michael Zinna for all of our plumbing needs in the future.

from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Pannaga P.
Verified review

Kenney Freabe, water heater technician is highly knowledgeable and diagnosed water heater problems in a very honest way. He also quoted the price in a reasonable way. I definitely call this technician.

Revilla’s Plumbing Company
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Felix G.
Verified review

Revillas plumbing was very professional on time and did amazing work. I had a water heater installed by Revilla Plumbing and I would recommend this company to anybody.

Acosta Plumbing
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Fela J.
Verified review

Joel and his worker showed up on time and did a great job at installing a water heater and water softener. The price was very reasonable. Thanks!

from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Joseph C.
Verified review

I had a old water heater that started leaking due to lack of maintenance. I was referred to Wrights Pro Plumbing by a friend and he was able to replace the water heater and brought it up to all the current code upgrades needed. he was very fast and friendly and even very affordable giving me a military discount. I would highly recommend Wrights Pro Plumbing to all my friends and family!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

When is it time to replace a water heater?

Although regular water heater maintenance and water heater repair may extend the life of your hot water heater, it won’t last forever. Most water heaters have a life expectancy of about 10 years. Many water heaters need to be replaced when they’re 8-12 years old — that’s when they start to show signs of fatal wear, such as leaking around the base of the tank. A water heater should be replaced when it fails to sufficiently heat water for the home; if your heater is operating erratically, check first for a blown fuse or a tripped breaker to make sure an electrical issue isn’t causing the problem. Another time to replace a water heater is when you want to upgrade to either a larger model or a more energy-efficient one.

Why is my hot water not working?

The most common complaint among homeowners is that their hot water isn’t working — and the water heater is generally the culprit. Typically, it isn’t making the water as hot as you’d like it to be. When the water isn’t hot enough — or isn’t hot at all — run through this troubleshooting checklist for basic water heater repair tasks:

  • Make sure the power is connected to the heater, then reset the thermostat.
  • If it’s a gas water heater, make sure the pilot light is lit.
  • Raise the temperature setting on the thermostat.

If these stops don’t lead to hot water, it’s time to either check the heating element in an electric water heater or the burner unit and gas control valve in a gas-powered heater. A water heater repair and maintenance company can handle these repair jobs. However, if your hot water heater is eight years or older, it may be time to replace the water heater instead of repairing it.

Who can fix a water heater?

When a water heater stops running effectively, it’s best to hire a water heater repair professional to troubleshoot the problem. Whether it’s a plumbing company that offers water heater repair services or a provider specializing in water heater repair and maintenance, most repair companies offer same-day service as well as weekend and after-hours emergency calls. Usually, water heater repair professionals are experts in both electric and gas systems, as well as tank and tankless heaters, and can repair any kind of unit.

How much do new water heaters cost?

The cost of a new water heater depends largely on the type and size of the heater. The average national cost for a new water heater installation including a 40- to 50-gallon tank is $350-$780. Most homes don’t need larger tanks, but they are available — for a price. The average difference between a 50-gallon tank and a 75-gallon tank (the next most common size) ranges from $400 to $600. Hundred-gallon tanks are also available, and they can cost double or triple the price of a 50-gallon tank from the same manufacturer. New water heaters tend to be far more energy-efficient, so they can cut energy costs; homeowners may also be eligible for a new water heater rebate from their local utility company.

Typically, tankless water heaters, which heat water only when you need it, cost more but can save about 25 percent of annual water heating costs, on average. They also lose only 5 percent of their energy compared with a tank unit’s 30 percent energy loss. Note, too, that a water heater with a tank has a life expectancy of 10 years, while tankless units generally last about twice as long.

The final expense to consider is a possible disposal fee to get rid of the old water heater; some companies include it in the price, while others charge an average of $35-$150.

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