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Water Heater Installation Services in Denver, CO

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Prescreened Water Heater Services in Denver, CO

Custom Home Services, Inc.
50 Verified Ratings
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(866) 882-9718
7100 Broadway 2-i
Denver, CO 80221
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First Choice Plumbing and Heating
5 Verified Ratings
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(303) 801-9161
9081 Rampart St.
Denver, CO 80260
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Benjamin Franklin Plumbing - Denver
9 Verified Ratings
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(866) 334-5568
2555 S Santa Fe Drive
Unit J
Denver, CO 80223
King Rooter & Plumbing, LLC
528 Verified Ratings
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(303) 801-9215
7100 Broadway, Suite 5Q
Denver, CO 80221
Drain Right Drain Cleaning & Plumbing, Inc.
213 Verified Ratings
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(720) 506-7817
9325 East Missouri Avenue
Denver, CO 80247

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Reviews of Denver Water Heater Companies

Project: Install or Replace a Water Heater
Littleton, CO

They are clean, proffesional, compashionate, and respectful. I now have my plumber

Project: Install or Replace a Water Heater
Denver, CO

Were on time and did a good job.

Project: Install or Replace a Water Heater
Littleton, CO

Friendly - professional - timely - competitively priced. Gary went beyond the scope service and had great advice for me. The water heater installation went exactly as planned.


Unscreened Plumbers in Denver, Colorado

J.J. Lay Company, Inc
4320 S. Broadway
Englewood, CO 80113
Mr. Cool Heating & Cooling
6318 W. 71st Ave.
Arvada, CO 80211
Drain America Plumbing & Drain Specialists
P.O. Box 4589
Thornton, CO 80233
JW Fox Plumbing, Inc.
8200 E. Pacific Place Suite 202
Denver, CO 80231
Colorado Infrastructure, Inc.
P.O. Box 509
Englewood, CO 80151

Things to Consider Before You Install or Replace a Water Heater:

  • What kind of water heater do you want installed?
  • What type of heat source do you want?
  • Is this an emergency?
  • Where will the water heater be installed?

Ideas & Inspiration from Denver Plumbers

Denver at a Glance

Situated just east of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is the most populous city within the Rockies' Front Range Urban Corridor. A city of superlatives, the Mile High City is also the largest city and county in Colorado. With more than 600,000 residents, Denver has many distinct neighborhoods. The densest neighborhood is Capitol Hill, home to some of the city's historic mansions and a favorite among artists and bohemians. One of Denver's more upscale neighborhoods, Cherry Creek is also a major commercial center. Just north of downtown, River North Art District (RiNo) is one of the city's up-and-coming areas.

Whether you're replacing an aging water heater in a Cherry Creek bungalow or installing a new water heater in a cutting-edge RiNo condo, it's in your best interest to know what you're getting into before taking the plunge. From water heater types to local licensing restrictions, here's what you need to know about installing a water heater in Denver.

Table of Contents

  1. Local Costs for Water Heater Installation
  2. Pros and Cons of Installing a New Water Heater
  3. Local Licensing and Qualifications
  4. Other Projects to Consider

Local Costs for Water Heater Installation

When you're deciding on a water heater, you'll be faced with a series of decisions. In addition to choosing the style of water heater that best meets your household's needs, you'll need to determine the energy source that works best for your home. The different types of water heaters are as follows.

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Storage Water Heaters

Storage water heaters feature tanks to store and heat large amounts of water. These are the most common type of water heaters and rely on gas, electricity or propane to heat the water in the tank. Storage water heaters are typically available in a number of sizes to suit a variety of households, with tanks ranging from 20 to 80 gallons. To keep hot water available at all times, these appliances heat the water stored inside constantly. In Denver, the average cost of installing a storage water heater is $1,075.

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Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters produce hot water on demand, and true to their name they don't include storage tanks. They rely on either an electric component or a gas burner to heat the water, and they can provide a steady stream of hot water. Most tankless heaters can produce a certain amount of hot water per minute, and not all can heat enough water for multiple demanding activities at once. In Denver, the average cost of installing a tankless water heater is $2,000.

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Solar Water Heaters

Solar water heaters include both storage tanks and solar collectors. Passive solar water heaters are more cost-effective and work well in mild climates, but in Denver active solar water heaters are a better and more efficient buy. Appliances with indirect circulation systems work best, as they provide additional heating power in climates that typically experience freezing temperatures. In Denver, the average cost of installing a solar water heater is $3,400.

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Pros and Cons of Installing a New Water Heater

When compared with each other, the different types of water heaters reveal some clear benefits and failings. Following are some of the pros and cons of installing different water heaters.

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Storage vs. Tankless Water Heaters

  • Storage Water Heaters: Storage water heaters are generally much less expensive to buy and install, sometimes by as much as half. Because they heat water constantly, however, they are not as energy-efficient and might cost more to operate. You also generally need to replace storage water heaters sooner than tankless water heaters.
  • Tankless Water Heaters: Tankless water heaters cost as much as twice that of storage water heaters, but these devices are about 30 percent more energy-efficient. For homes that use large amounts of hot water, tankless water heaters are about 10 percent more energy-efficient. Homeowners who chose to install a tankless water heater at each hot water outlet use as much as 50 percent less water than storage water heaters.

Because the Denver area is colder than much of the United States, residents use about 25 percent more energy on average. Tankless water heaters might be particularly attractive to Denver residents wanting to lower their annual energy and water consumption.

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Gas vs. Electric vs. Solar Water Heaters

  • Gas Water Heaters: Gas water heaters are generally more expensive than electric water heaters, but their day-to-day operation is more cost-effective. In the Denver area the cost of natural gas tends to be less expensive than the national average, which may make this energy source a better choice for local residents.
  • Electric Water Heaters: Electric water heaters are generally the least expensive models to buy, but they are slightly more expensive to operate than gas water heaters.
  • Solar Water Heaters: Solar water heaters are by far the most expensive models to install, costing an average of three times more than gas water heaters. They offer significant cost savings, however, since they generally save at least 50 percent on monthly gas or electricity bills.

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Local Licensing and Qualifications

Replacing or installing a water heater is rarely a straightforward job, since no two water heater installations are the same. Even when you plan to replace one water heater with a newer model of the same style, you're likely to encounter any number of plumbing issues or related problems. It's in your best interest to call a local plumber to complete this skilled job.

In Denver, plumbers must be licensed by the Colorado Plumbing Board as well as the City and County of Denver. Before obtaining a license, plumbers must complete an apprenticeship that includes a certain number of hours of education and on-the-job training. Once they complete an apprenticeship, plumbers become journeymen until they gain enough experience to achieve master status and obtain a license. Plumbers must renew their state and city licenses periodically.

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Other Projects to Consider

When you take on the challenge and cost of installing a new water heater, it's often a good idea to tackle related plumbing issues at the same time. You depend on the water heater to provide you with hot water for bathing, doing laundry, washing dishes and more. Water pressure problems, however, are often due to faulty or aging pipes in the Denver area. Over time, pipes can corrode, which leads to holes, leaks and major water loss.

The cost of repiping depends on the size of the affected area as well as the piping materials you choose. Even though copper tends to corrode over time, it's a long-lasting option that resists bacteria and doesn't contaminate water with dangerous chemicals. Plastic pipes made with PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) are also a solid option, since they don't corrode and can typically be installed without significant damage to the surrounding walls. In the Denver area, owners of older houses often have malfunctioning or aging plumbing repiped for an average cost of $1,300. Be sure to consult a local plumber to get an estimate for your particular job.

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