Find a water heater installer in Chicago, IL

Find water heater installation companies in Chicago, IL

Find water heater installation companies in Chicago, IL

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Find water heater installation companies in Chicago, IL

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Top 10 hot water heater replacement in Chicago, IL

Homeowners agree: these Chicago water heater installation companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Acre Scaper L.L.C

Acre Scaper L.L.C

5.0(1)
2 hires on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Cara B. says, "Jesus was quick to respond and quick to get the job done right. I would definitely hire him again! " Read more
Community Plumbing & Sewer...

Community Plumbing & Sewer...

5.0(4)
21+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Denise A. says, "The knowledgeable and friendly staff. Fair pricing and courteness of the employs and they didn’t let the cat out!!" Read more
H2Flow Sewer&Drain LLC

H2Flow Sewer&Drain LLC

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
John C. says, "The workers are very friendly they explain everything thoroughly and they work with your schedule. They finish the job in a very clean and timely manner " Read more
All Plumbing Services

All Plumbing Services

4.9Exceptional(61)
87 hires on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
La'kisha Grays W. says, "Alberto was the 3rd plumber I had come and look at my problem. He was the only one that discovered I had not one but two lenghts of sewer pipe that was broken and needed to be replaced. He came back early the next day with his team, dug an 8ft trench, replaced the pipe, rodded everything and refilled the whole in less than half a day. I was extremely impressed with his knowledge, expertise and speed with which he solved my problem. I was desperate and he swooped in and saved the day! 10/10 would definitely use again and recommend in a heartbeat!" Read more
Gilbert Sewer N Plumbing

Gilbert Sewer N Plumbing

4.9Exceptional(38)
46 hires on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Heather F. says, "Came out fast and did the job with a reasonable price and took all the galvanized pipe about 200ft and install with copper excellent job thanks jr " Read more
Reds Plumbing And Sewerage

Reds Plumbing And Sewerage

5.0(1)
5 hires on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Gilbert M. says, "Great work" Read more
J Quality Reno LLC

J Quality Reno LLC

New on HomeGuide
2 hires on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
We listen to the needs and wants of our clients . We are small family owned business that's strives to make our neighbors Happy. I love to see the clients faces when there vision is put together.
Brand Name Walk In Tubs

Brand Name Walk In Tubs

New on HomeGuide
2+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Dear Valued Customer, It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Patrick, the dedicated owner of Brand-name Walk-In Tubs. With a wealth of experience in providing top-quality walk-in tub solutions, Patrick's journey in the industry began when he was recruited by Ellas Bubbles Walk-In Tubs three years ago, sparking a passion for understanding customer needs and pricing dynamics. Driven by a commitment to offer a better alternative to the exorbitant prices prevalent in the market, Patrick founded Brand-name Walk-In Tubs. His mission is clear - to provide affordable yet high-quality walk-in tubs that meet your needs without straining yo
Dr Knows Painting And Handyman Services

Dr Knows Painting And Handyman Services

New on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
We customize our services for our clients
FDL Home Remodeling Inc.

FDL Home Remodeling Inc.

5.0(2)
3 hires on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Jerry M. says, "Ferdinand was honest.kind helpful and very intelligent" Read more

Your Water Heater Installation or Replacement questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does water heater replacement cost?

Water heater replacement costs $600 to $3,100. Tankless water heater installation costs $1,400 to $5,600. A new standard tank water heater costs $400 to $2,100 for the unit, plus $200 to $1,000 for the installation labor.

How long do hot water heaters last?

Tank hot water heaters last 8 to 15 years on average. Tankless water heaters last 10 to 20 years on average.

How do I know if I need a new water heater?

Signs a water heater is going out:

  • Rusty, discolored, or metallic-tasting water
  • Loud clanging, knocking, gurgling, or whining noises
  • Hot water that runs out quickly
  • Low water pressure
  • Foul odor coming from hot water
  • Low or irregular water temperature, or no hot water at all
  • Leaks at the base of the tank or around the pipes at the top of the tank

Do you need a permit to install or replace a water heater?

Most cities require a permit to install a water heater. A water heater permit costs $50 to $200 on average. Most plumbers pull the permit and include permit fees in their estimate.

Can I install a water heater myself?

Manufacturer warranties and local building codes may require a water heater permit and installation by a licensed plumber. Installing a water heater yourself is possible but requires plumbing and electrical experience.

How long does it take to install a water heater?

Installing a tank water heater takes 2 to 6 hours, depending on accessibility. Tankless water heater installation takes 3 to 10 hours for a new install or 2 to 4 hours to replace an existing tankless unit. Replacing a water heater in an attic, closet, or other tight space increases the labor time.

Who installs water heaters?

Licensed plumbers install tank and tankless water heaters, including gas, electric, and hybrid heat pump systems. Home Depot and Lowe's also offer water heater installation through their network of licensed plumbers.

Is a gas water heater better than an electric?

Gas water heaters cost $100 to $700 more than electric up front, but cost $220 less per year to operate. Electric water heaters are cheaper to replace than gas and last 2 to 3 years longer, but cost more to operate.

How to find water heater replacement companies near me?

Finding reputable contractors requires planning, researching, and asking questions. To hire the best:

  • Get at least three estimates from plumbers to compare.
  • Look for plumbers with experience installing tank or tankless water heaters.
  • Select companies that are licensed, insured, and bonded.
  • Check out their reviews and previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Make sure the quote includes removal of the old water heater.
  • Ask about their guarantees.
  • Get an itemized estimate, contract, and warranty in writing before the work begins.
  • Avoid making payments upfront. Pay after installation is completed.

What questions should I ask local hot water heater installers?

When looking to hire a gas water heater installer near you, ask them the following questions:

  • Do you recommend a tank or tankless water heater for my needs, and why?
  • What size water heater do I need for my home?
  • Which type of water heater do you have the most experience installing?
  • Would a gas, propane, or electric water heater be best for my home, and why?
  • Would my home benefit from a hybrid heat pump water heater, and why?
  • Which water heater brands do you offer, and why do you recommend those brands?
  • Are there any manufacturer rebates available?
  • Does your estimate include removing and disposing of the old water heater?
  • What additional costs should I expect?
  • What permits do I need, and will you obtain them?
  • How long will the installation take?
  • How long is the warranty, and what does it cover?
  • How long will the water heater last, and what can I do to make it last longer?
  • What kind of maintenance will my new water heater require?
  • What payment methods do you accept?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

Reviews for Chicago hot water heater replacement

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
Matt H.
Bill come over to my house and roded out my main line did a great job and price was reasonable thanks bill
Community plumbing & sewer...
Tom S.
We had a garbage disposal to be replaced. Alberto was very quick with a quote, which was fair and better than several others. Set a time for less than 2 days and got the job done cleanly and efficiently. Could not ask for a better experience.
All Plumbing Services
David U.
Did a good job. Explained how things worked.
Gilbert sewer n plumbing
Gordon G.
a quality job, well done
FDL Home Remodeling Inc.
Fizzah Z.
Jaime replied to my inquiry with in minutes and made time to come and assess the job right away. He and his crew were courteous, fair, and good about communicating. We will hire them again!
312 Remodeling Ideas Inc.
Casandra S.
Julio was very thorough in his work and did a great job. It took a bit longer than originally anticipated, but I was more than ok with that knowing he did such a great job! I will be hiring him again!
Argueta’s Remodeling Inc.
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