If you’re running out of hot water halfway through your showers, you’re not alone. This problem is actually more common than you may think and there are a number of reasons why it might be happening. Read below to find out what could be causing you to run of hot water so quickly so you can correct it before your holiday guests arrive.
The first place to check if you’re having problems with hot water is your water heater. If the temperature is not set high enough, or if the thermostat has malfunctioned it could be the reason you’re not getting the hot water you desire. Try turning the temperature up a few degrees and see if the problem persists. If it does, you may need to call in a plumber to check on the thermostat.
Another common cause of cold showers is too much time spent using hot water. If everybody in your household is showeringin the morning before work or school, it’s bound to run out. In addition to your showers, washing machines and dishwashers use lots of hot water as well. Try leaving some additional time in between uses and if you can’t, consider having a tankless water heater installed.
As water enters the tank from the outside, it brings sediment in with it. As sediment builds up, it causes the tank’s efficiency to decrease which is why it’s vital to flush it out annually.
Still not receiving enough hot water? Contact the heating pros at Uptown Plumbing today! We’ll come by to examine your water heater and provide you with some expert solutions.