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Denver Metro Area Water Heater Repair & Replacement

Copperhead Plumbing, Inc. has skilled plumbing technicians ready to assist with any Denver Metro Area resident’s water heater concerns. From conventional tank water heaters to energy-efficient, tankless water heaters, Copperhead Plumbing, Inc. has the technicians skilled to help homeowners with water heater repair or replacement. Over the years, water heaters have drastically evolved, and now many options are in the market. We understand that every household is different, and take the extra time to review your needs and present the options you have.

Our skilled technicians are well-versed in all the new technology in the market. When one of our technicians comes to your home, we aim to fix your concern within your budget. We will present you with all your options but will not try to push any unnecessary equipment or fixtures.

Our professional & experienced technicians will quickly solve your home’s water heater concerns while keeping your home clean!

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Water Heater Issue Diagnosis

Upon arrival, our technician will be able to pinpoint your water heater issue quickly.

Comprehensive Solution Review

Our technician will review your options before starting any work.

Installation Review

Upon completion, the technician will review exactly what we have completed and answer any questions.

Water Heater Systems

There are three major types of water heaters, over ten different water heater manufacturers, and multiple elements that can be changed within each type and make of water heater to best fit your residence. Copperhead Plumbing, Inc. has a technician in the Denver Metro Area ready to assist you in choosing your next water heater system. While you do your research, please see the section below to do some quick research!

Chose a Water Heater

In today’s market, there are various water heater options: tankless, hybrid, and conventional. We are not here to provide you with the most expensive option but rather to understand your needs. How big is your household, how much water do you go through in a day, and a few other qualifying questions to help us provide you with the best solution for your home!

Water Heater Selection Criteria

What should you consider when making your decision?
Here are some criteria you need to account for before purchasing a new water heater.

Fuel Usage & Energy Efficiency:

The type of fuel used to operate the water heater affects not only your annual costs but also its level of energy efficiency. The types of energy sources used by water heaters include:

  • Electricity
  • Fuel Oil
  • Geothermal energy
  • Natural gas
  • Propane
  • Solar energy


You want a large water heater to provide your house with enough hot water and maximize the rate at which water is heated. Some factors to consider are:

  • How many members are in your house?
  • How many bathrooms are in your house?
  • Are there times when hot water needs to peak?
  • Have you had past issues with running out of hot water with your current system?


Water heaters can be expensive. The installation and operating costs can vary, depending on the model you choose for your home. Always estimate the heater’s annual operating costs and compare that to other energy or less energy-efficient water heater models.
Choosing the right water heater is important since you will likely be using it for the next 7 to 10 years, but you don’t need to break the bank on your water heater. If you’re unsure about which water heater model is right for your home, a plumbing expert at Copperhead Plumbing will be happy to answer all your questions and help you pick the water heater that best works for your home.

Water Heater Solutions

Conventional Water Heater: The most common type of water heater. They have insulated storage tanks holding 30 to 80 gallons of heated water. They’re powered by natural gas, propane, fuel oil, or electricity. The water always stays heated, so you’ll never have to wait for hot water. A gauge inside the tank reads the temperature, and the unit comes on when the temperature drops. These water heaters are less expensive but use more energy than other tankless or hybrid water heaters.
Tankless Water Heater: Also known as on-demand or instantaneous water heaters, tankless heaters heat water only when needed, saving money and energy. However, they can only heat two to five gallons of water per minute. That means you may need more than one tankless unit if you have a large family that uses lots of hot water at once. Tankless water heaters are smaller than conventional water heaters and take up less storage space, making them a great choice for tight spaces or consolidating rooms.
Hybrid Water Heater: Hybrid or heat pump water heaters have a small heat pump on top of the water heater. They’re more efficient than conventional water heaters. And they still have storage tanks, so you won’t have to wait for hot water. The heat pump requires extra space, so you may need a ceiling up to 7 feet high. You’ll also need an unconditioned area where the heat pump can absorb heat from the air.

2020: Residential Service Plumbing

In 2020, we introduced a residential service branch to focus not only on past homeowners we have worked with but also on any Denver Front Range residents.

Emergency Water Heater Repair Services

At Copperhead Plumbing, Inc., we understand that water heater emergencies can happen at any time, leaving you without hot water when you need it most. Whether it’s a sudden leak, malfunctioning heating element, or any other issue causing your water heater to fail, our team of skilled technicians is ready to spring into action. With our prompt response times and efficient repairs, you can rest assured that your hot water needs will be quickly restored, minimizing inconvenience and discomfort.

Water Heater Maintenance Tips

Maintaining your water heater is crucial for ensuring a steady supply of hot water and avoiding costly repairs down the line. Here at Copperhead Plumbing, we recommend following these essential maintenance tips to keep your water heater running at peak performance:

Regular Inspections

Just like your car, your water heater needs an annual checkup. Schedule a professional inspection with a qualified plumber like us at Copperhead Plumbing. We’ll thoroughly examine your water heater, checking for leaks, rust, faulty valves, and sediment buildup. Early detection of these issues can save you money and prevent major breakdowns.

Sediment Drain and Flush

Over time, minerals in the water can accumulate as sediment at the bottom of the tank of gas or electric water heaters, reducing efficiency and potentially damaging the heating element. To prevent this, drain and flush your tank annually. If you want to do it yourself, simply attach a hose to the drain valve and flush out the sediment. No time? We at Copperhead Plumbing can handle this task for you quickly and efficiently!

Anode Rod Replacement

The anode rod is a metal rod within your tank that attracts corrosion, protecting the tank itself. The anode rod wears out as it corrodes. It must be replaced every 3-5 years to maintain its protective function. Our team can inspect your rod and determine whether it’s due for replacement. This small yet critical component plays a significant role in preventing corrosion within your water heater tank, ultimately prolonging the life of your system.

Temperature Control Settings

The temperature of your water heater is a key factor in energy efficiency and safety. Most water heaters are set to a default temperature of around 140°F, which can be unnecessarily high and wasteful. We can help you find the optimal temperature setting for your household and adjust it accordingly. This can significantly reduce energy consumption and prevent scalding accidents.

Winterization Tips

Winterizing your water heater is essential to avoid costly pipe bursts. We recommend draining the tank and insulating exposed pipes, especially if your water heater is located in an unheated space. It’s also important to disconnect hoses and turn off the water heater when leaving for an extended winter vacation. Our experts at Copperhead Plumbing are available to guide you through these winterization steps.

Environmental Considerations for Your Water Heater

While proper maintenance can significantly improve your water heater’s eco-friendliness, consider exploring even greener options in the long run. Opting for energy-efficient models like heat pump water heaters or solar water heaters can dramatically reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future. These options utilize renewable energy sources or ambient heat to provide hot water, significantly reducing your reliance on fossil fuels and lowering your overall environmental impact.

Don’t let a malfunctioning water heater disrupt your hot water flow. Contact Copperhead Plumbing today for professional maintenance, repair, or replacement services. We’ll keep your water hot and your plumbing running smoothly year-round.

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