Denver water is quite cold, which creates condensation on the walls of storage tanks. This condensation is acidic, and thus etches into the wall of the tank. It takes about ten years for acidic condensation to weaken the walls of a water tank until there is a failure. This is why water heaters in Denver last for 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. Headquartered in Philadelphia, the company completed the largest plant expansion in its 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.