Why do I run out of hot water so quickly?

Nothing is worse than jumping in the shower with no hot water. Here are a few common problems to check after you have monitored your teenager’s and husband’s shower time.

Tank Size

The size of your hot water tank is the most obvious factor determining how much hot water you can use before it runs out. If your tank is too small for your household’s hot water needs, you will run out of hot water quickly. Consider upgrading to a larger tank if this is the case.

Sediment Buildup

Over time, sediment can build up at the bottom of your hot water tank. This can reduce the amount of available hot water and make it more difficult for your tank to keep up with demand. Regular flushing of the tank can help prevent sediment buildup.

Thermostat Setting

If the temperature of your hot water is set too low, you may run out of hot water quickly. Check the thermostat setting and make sure it is set to an appropriate temperature for your household’s needs.

Faulty Heating Element

If the heating element in your hot water tank is faulty, it may be unable to heat water as quickly as it should. This can cause you to run out of hot water faster than you would otherwise.

Hot Water Demand

If your household uses more hot water than usual, you may run out more quickly. For example, if you have guests staying over, you may run out of hot water more quickly than you would normally.

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