Taking a cold shower is not ideal for most homeowners. Dealing with the inconvenience of cold water when you want it to be hot is one of the biggest plumbing complaints. Typically, there are simple reasons why, and sometimes there are more significant underlying issues. Listed below are some of the most common reasons why your water is cold.
NOT ENOUGH HOT WATER
One of the reasons you may be experiencing a lack of hot water in your showers is that you might not have enough hot water for all of your needs. You could make adjustments like using lower-flow faucets and showerheads to minimize water usage. However, a better idea is to invest in a more powerful tankless water heater that can keep up with your demands.
FAULTY HOT WATER HEATER
Another cause for your cold showers could be a faulty water heater. Many things can impact your gas or electric water heater, resulting in it being faulty. However, the best way to know for sure is to have someone come out for an inspection.
TOO MANY APPLIANCES RUNNING
Running too many appliances such as your dishwasher and washing machine while showering can cause your shower to run cold. Luckily you can fix this problem by simply not running your appliances all at once.
YOU NEED A LARGER WATER HEATER TANK
If you are constantly without hot water, your water heater tank may be too small. As mentioned, before you can combat this issue by running fewer appliances simultaneously. However, if this is not an option and the problem continues, you may consider consulting with a plumber for a new water heater.
As time progresses, minerals in water can build up and settle at the bottom of your water tank. When this occurs, it can prevent water from properly heating. One way to combat this problem is by flushing your tank annually. However, if this is the issue, your next best option is to reach out to a professional regarding a replacement.
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