Running Out of Hot Water

Running Out of Hot Water

A good hot, relaxing shower or bath is a great way to start or end a long day. One of the only things that can completely ruin your nice warm shower is running out of hot water halfway through as the water turns ice cold. There could be a few reasons for why your shower water suddenly started spraying out water from what seems like the arctic but most of them lead back to the water heater running out of hot water. What exactly makes your water heater run out so quickly now?

Undersized Water Heaters

It could be that your family has grown in size and has now outgrown the water heater that is in your home. This is a very common reason for complaints about running out of hot water. You need to remember, the larger your family gets in the home the more hot water you’ll be going through. Make sure you discuss with your expert plumber the size and needs of your family and they will help recommend the right size water heater for your home.

Running the Hot Water for too Long

If family members in your home enjoy running the hot water for a little too long your water heater may not be able to keep up with the amount of hot water being used. This is also a problem for older homes without low-flow plumbing fixtures. One way to cut back on the amount of water your family is using is to install low-flow showerheads and faucets. This will not only cut back on your hot water usage but on your overall water consumption.

Problems with Your Water Heater

If it seems like you and your family members aren’t running the hot water for extended periods of time and your water heater used to be large enough but just doesn’t keep up anymore, it may be time to repair or replace it. There are several things that can go wrong with a water heater such as the dip tube, heating elements, burner (for gas water heaters), or the thermostat, all of which may be repairable or may require replacement of the water heater.

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