When it comes to plumbing problems that are just the worst to deal with, losing hot water in the shower has to be number one by a mile. For some of us even after getting the issue fixed, there’s still that slight fear that it could reappear, and all of a sudden you’re back in that arctic freeze. We don’t want that to happen! Here are some common causes of water heater temperature problems and how you can fix them!
One of the most underrated and overlooked aspects of any home infrastructure is getting the correct sizing for your home and amount of use. Nowhere is this more apparent than with storage tank water systems. If you’re not familiar, these systems work by heating water and storing it so it is readily available when you turn the hot water faucet. As you could probably imagine, the bigger your storage tank the more energy it takes to heat. This is why a 100 gallon tank is not right for most families. All that energy will go to waste since you won’t be able to use all that water. Unfortunately, sometimes installers move a little too far in the opposite direction and make your tank too small. This is when you can have major issues with water going cold in the shower.
Luckily, there is a solution that doesn’t require you to get an entirely new tank system. Instead, you can get a smaller tankless unit that can work solely on heating the water for an appliance or two. Most commonly, this would be for your shower since it uses the most water. Because a tankless system can be added onto an existing tank system, you won’t have to worry about a majorly expensive replacement for your storage tank unit.
If you need a new water heater or just a repair, we have your covered! Fill out an online contact form or call us at (616) 319-2121. We take the health of our technicians and customers seriously. We’ve taken steps to keep you safe while we work on your home.