Why is my Hot Water Tank running out of Hot Water?
There are always variables when answering this question but here are a few of the top reasons:
1/ Age of Tank – Sometimes the obvious answer is “The tank is just old”. When tanks are older and haven’t been maintained, they collect a lot of sediment within the tank, reducing the volume thus creating a smaller amount of hot water available.
2/ Faulty Dip Tube – Inside your tank is a tube that directs the incoming cold water to the bottom of the tank. The cold water is heated at the bottom of the tank and as it heats up it rises to the top, ready for use. If the tube is broken or has deteriorated, the cold water will then mix with the hot water at the top of the tank and create water that is delivered to the homeowner at a lower temperature.
3/Too Many People – The family has grown or is growing up. Hot water tanks (When properly sized) should give the number of people in the house the appropriate amount of hot water when called for. If the family is growing or growing up (teenagers and their “short” showers) the hot water tank that you have may have done the job in the past but the capacity just isn’t there for the growth of the family. Make sure if getting a new Hot water tank that your plumbing contractor provides a proper analysis of the situation so that you aren’t left standing in cold water!
Did you Know?
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