The water in Denver is very cold. It creates condensation on the walls of storage tanks. This condensation is acidic and etches into the wall of the tank. It takes about ten years for the acidic condensation to weaken the walls of the water tank until there’s a failure. This is why water heaters in Denver last about ten years.

Bill Smith Plumbing & Heating recommends Bradford White water heaters for replacement installations. Bradford White, based in Philadelphia, is the only U.S. made water heater available on the market. The company is headquartered in Philadelphia and just completed the largest plant expansion in the company's history in 2015. Bradford White produces high quality water heaters that come with the latest Honeywell thermostat controls. The water heaters self-diagnose so homeowners understand water heater operation and temperature settings.