Fall is officially in full-effect. But does this mean the cooler temperatures are affecting our water heaters, and ultimately, our hot water needs? Continue reading to learn what you need to know about maintain sufficient hot water in your home, all year long.
No Hot Water?
If you are not getting enough hot water, or any for that matter, there could be a number of reasons why, and none have to do with the weather outside. In fact, unless the outdoor temperatures drop below zero degrees Fahrenheit causing your pipes to freeze, it is not likely that your water heater will experience problems due to seasonal weather conditions.
So Why Do You Have a Hot Water Problem?
Well, most reasons why you might not have enough, or any, hot water have to do with your water heater. If you have just moved in, the problem could be due to a faraway point of demand, such as a shower or a faucet. When the water heater is too far from the point-of-use location, it can take a lot longer for it to reach the desired temperature.
If a faraway point of demand is not the problem, it could be that your faucets or shower heads have low volume restrictors installed in them. This delays your home’s water delivery system, and thus, can affect the temperature timing of your water. Check out this informative blog to better understand these devices, including how to remove them on your own.
A more common reason why a home is experiencing hot water issues is because the water heater itself is damaged or old. A water heater should be replaced every 8 to 10 years, so ones in proximity to that range might be to blame.
If your water heater is not old, it might just need some routine service. A water heater flush will remove built-up sediment that can disrupt the efficiency and overall performance of a water heater. Contact a licensed water heater plumber to schedule this service, along with a routine tune-up.
Indianapolis Water Heater Repair and Service
Call 317-537-9707 for professional water heater service in Indianapolis, Indiana. We are highly trained and licensed master plumbers who specialize in water heaters and plumbing. We have more than 40 years of experience in the industry, and can help you with your hot water problems, regardless of size or scope. Request a free estimate or advice, anytime!