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Top 10 hot water heater replacement in Waukegan, IL

Homeowners agree: these Waukegan water heater installation companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
All Plumbing Services

All Plumbing Services

4.9Exceptional(61)
87 hires on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Waukegan, 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
Argueta’s Remodeling Inc.

Argueta’s Remodeling Inc.

5.0Exceptional(15)
12 hires on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Waukegan, IL
Kyle B. says, "Respectful. Transparent. Flexible. Good communication. Team with the right expertise. Hard working. Willing to adapt." Read more
Avila Services

Avila Services

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Waukegan, IL
Avila Services provides expert home remodeling and repair services. We are a family business and we have been serving the Chicagoland area for many years. We are the one-stop shop for all your home repair and service needs.
MMHS

MMHS

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Waukegan, IL
Glenn B. says, "did not work with him ---did discuss a problem I have and will phone him again" Read more
Brand Name Walk In Tubs

Brand Name Walk In Tubs

New on HomeGuide
2+ years in business
Serves Waukegan, 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
First Call Freight And Haul LLC

First Call Freight And Haul LLC

5.0(1)
2 hires on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Waukegan, IL
Gregory B. says, "Showed up on time ready to work. Would recommend them!" Read more
Rite Tech Services

Rite Tech Services

New on HomeGuide
19+ years in business
Serves Waukegan, IL
Founded in 2005, Rite Tech Services is a proud provider of top-tier electrical, heating, and cooling services in Waukegan, IL and surrounding areas. With an impeccable service record, they value quality, integrity, and exceptional customer service. Their extensive expertise and adherence to NFPA standards ensure safe, reliable, and up-to-code installations and repairs. Rite Tech Services answers thousands of service calls annually with zero complaints, emphasizing their commitment to client satisfaction. They offer honest, straightforward pricing and warranty-backed services, making them a trusted choice for all your electrical and HVAC needs
Sewer Excavators

Sewer Excavators

New on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Waukegan, IL
We are a plumbing and sewer repair company .Illinois Sewer Excavators service residential and commercial property. Located in the West suburbs. We have been in business since 2008 . We offer reasonable prices, great work and guarantee are service . No job is too big or small .
Kozaplumbinginc.

Kozaplumbinginc.

New on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Waukegan, IL
My service stands out with honesty and getting the plumbing problem repaired the first time I have been doing plumbing since 1985 I enjoy meeting new customers and enjoy solving all the different problems with the plumbing trade I've done service-remodeling and new construction during all these years. Also a lot of sewer and drain work
CR Mechanical Services, LLC

CR Mechanical Services, LLC

New on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Waukegan, IL
Founded in 2010, C.R. Mechanical Services is a reliable and well-respected HVAC service provider based in Antioch, IL. Serving both residential and commercial clients, they specialize in HVAC service and replacement, attic insulation, and hydronic systems. Born out of a basement, the company has grown steadily, amassing over 1000 satisfied clients. They are dedicated to tackling any comfort challenges you may face, with a commitment to delivering excellent work every time. They offer convenient financing options and are available 24/7 for your needs.

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 Waukegan hot water heater replacement

Recent success stories from people in the Waukegan area.
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
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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