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Portsmouth Water Heater Installation Professionals

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

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Stevens Enterprise
4.9
from 138 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 173 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marika B.
Verified review

Travis did a GREAT JOB!! He was on time and got strait to work. We went together to buy supplies need for installation of a new water heater. He cleaned up after himself. Kind and honest person. I will be using him for future fixes if needed. Thank you!!!

  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara L.
Verified review

I needed a new water heater. Team came very quickly and went 'the extra mile' to find the model I wanted. They did a good job installing the heater in a tight spot in the garage. The old heater was removed. The price was reasonable. Overall I was pleased with this company.

Hardy Heating And Cooling
4.4
from 86 reviews
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
Romy S.
Verified review

Anthony Hardy installed my hot water heater the same day I called. He was very professional and he did an excellent job. He did not leave the job site until he checked and re-checked that every thing was working and no leaks were present. I am very satisfied and I would strongly recommend his services. I will continue to contact him in the future. Michelle R. Scott

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Wise Choice Home Solutions
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy B.
Verified review

I was VERY pleased with Wise Solutions! I contacted them for a quote and a few hours later Scott and Katie were at my house. Got a quote and a new hot water heater installed by 3:30 that afternoon! I would recommend to everyone. Excellent service!

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Efficient home-improvement
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul D.
Verified review

Mike was very helpful in confirming my initial diagnosis of my hot water heater issue. His expertise was appreciated. I will be working with Efficient home-improvement and Mike again soon.

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A &T Quality Hands LLC
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Corey B.
Verified review

Aaron showed up both times on time and was very professional. He relocated my washer and hot water heater from a bad location in my garage. I will definitely be using A&T again for any of my plumbing problems.

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Alan Conken - Plumbing
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Foy S.
Verified review

Had Alan install bathroom and kitchen fixtures and sink during my home remodeling project. Did a neat and first-class job. He also noticed problems with old existing piping and pointed it out and replaced it saving for me potentially thousands of dollars in future water damage

Michael Loar Plumbing
4.5
from 28 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Anita G.
Verified review

Replacement of hot water heater. Came on same day as promised and completed the job that day.

City Wide Services
4.4
from 21 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kitty P.
Verified review

My stepson decided to use paper towels as toilet paper and the sewer backed up. I had worked on it myself for 3 hours the previous day. I posted to Thumbtack, and had a response within minutes. I received a quote and they were there in 30 minutes. The sewer was unclogged about 25 minutes later. They were both nice, kind, and answered my barrage of questions honestly. Will definitely use again, and again.

Bay Corp Inc.
4.4
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
John M.
Verified review

It was an emergency replacement of a failed and leaking hot water heater. They arrived on time with a short notice and worked thru dinner to complete. Polite and competent. Total price was significantly below the estimates we received from others. We were very pleased and we would gladly hire them again and recommend them to others.

  • 1 year in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Qua C.
Verified review

Sunday Morning was very professional and fixed our hot water heater for a reasonable price. We were extremely satisfied with their service.

JEB Improvement
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Monique H.
Verified review

Brandon was able to provided a same day estimate and next day repair to fix a leak in my main line water pipe. I am pleased with the repair.

Baum Renovations
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Harold W.
Verified review

Completely remodeled one house for me and did many repairs on the one I live in, ie: electrical, plumbing, ceramic floors in 4 room, fixed roof leak. Kind of a on call guy, I'm at the age I can't do a lot of my own maintenance and Chris comes almost immediately.

All-day Plumbing Inc.
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cory W.
Verified review

About a week ago, the pilot light on our 8 year-old GE water heater went out and wouldn't stay on after relighting. We posted an ad here and Ray responded within 15 minutes (on a Saturday). After informing us he doesn't charge time-and-a-half for weekend jobs, he came by within a few hours to replace the thermocouple. Still having the same issue, we decided I should order a new control kit and he would come by as soon as he could to install it. I received the part on Wednesday and he was there first thing Thursday morning. After the install and eventual hours of troubleshooting, Ray was finally able to identify the problem and we decided to replace the unit entirely. I'm sweating at this point because I know he has already performed at least $500 worth of labor and I'm still without a working water heater. To my complete shock, Ray was willing to put the money earned toward a new water heater at an incredibly fair price for a very nice unit. After a quick install, we now have a very well-reviewed Bradford White water heater that outperforms our GE hands-down. I can't say enough for how great an experience my 8 months pregnant wife and I had after what could have been a nightmare experience.

  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal H.
Verified review

As a landlord living out of the area, I needed to locate a water heater specialist ASAP for my property. After looking around, I found Richmond Heating & Cooling. I was quoted a very reasonable price for the job needed and was even more excited - and so was my tenant - when they were able to complete it the following day!

Dale Hanman Service
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
W.O. B.
Verified review

Timely response to getting water heater installed in my rental property. Estimate was guaranteed (no price inflation) and the work was done properly. I would definitely recommend and will use again. Mr. Hanman is professional, courteous and responsive.

Self employed
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rachael I.
Verified review

Ivan installed my dishwasher. He took his time and made sure he got the job done without cutting corners. He is very affordable and was a pleasure to deal with! Highly recommend.

Kevin Tisdale
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ty B.
Verified review

Kevin came to my home and provided exceptional service. He was polite and very professional with my new water heater install. I would definitely hire him again and recommend him to my friends and family.

Tom's Plumbing Repair
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Milagros C.
Verified review

Great quality job!! Servicial,responded on time and fixed the water heater hose

Mark Porter
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Juan S.
Verified review

Professional and affordable. With great communication and customer service. Best price for the install of the water heater. I highly recommend!!!

Porter Plumbing llc
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anne-Randolph A.
Verified review

The service Anthony provided was exceptional. We used him to replace our water heater, dishwasher, as well as several other small jobs. I have referred him to family and friends, and just recently he replaced the thermostat on my grandmother's water heater. I couldn't ask for a more professional, fairly priced plumber to do this work for me and my family. Thanks Anthony!

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 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.

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.

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