Tired of cold showers and luke-warm water in your kitchen?
We know the struggle. And we also know a few reasons why this could be happening to you.
If you’re not getting enough hot water in your home, it could be because…
Let’s go into more detail about each of these reasons and how you can fix them.
If you’re not getting enough hot water, it could mean that your water heater is too small for your heating needs.
To get more hot water in your home, try these steps:
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If you try these steps and you’re still not getting more hot water, it could mean you’ll need a bigger water heater. Learn more about water heater sizes in our article What Size Water Heater Tank Do I Need for My Home?
A problem with your gas burner also limits the amount of hot water you get in your home. The burner may be getting too much gas, not enough gas or condensation may be dripping onto the burner—all of which decrease your heater’s hot water output.
Look at your burner’s flame. A natural gas flame should be bright blue, and the tip of the flame should have a tinge of yellow.
If your flame is not the proper color, it means that your burner has inefficient combustion, which affects the normal operation of your water heater. Contact a certified water heater expert if you think there’s a problem with your water heater’s burner.
Sediment is sand, silt, rust or other small particles that come from minerals and deposits naturally in our water supply. These loose minerals can settle to the bottom of the water heater tank.
Sediment causes you to quickly run out of hot water for 2 reasons:
Get the water heater drained and flushed to get rid of all the sediment. You can either DIY or have a professional do it.
Contact Mr. Plumber with your questions.
We’ve been repairing hot water heaters in the greater Atlanta metro area since 1966.