Water Is Taking Too Long To Heat? Here’s What You Should Do
Washing your dishes or taking your morning shower and your water is taking too long to heat up? What a waste of time and money! Thankfully, there are several solutions to get hot water faster at the kitchen sink and in the shower.
- Have a hot water recirculation system installed on your faucet or showerhead. This system reuses cold water sitting in pipes by circulating it back to the heater and keeps hot water located in certain parts of the home. It expedites the movement of water from the hot water heater to the desired tap.
- If you have an old tank heater, consider upgrading to a tankless water heater instead of installing a new tank unit. Tankless water heaters, also called on-demand heaters, do not store water in a tank. They heat water as it flows through the system.
- If you think your pipes are cold, then you should insulate your pipes to help keep them warm. Make sure you do some research so you could choose the right insulator which includes rubber or foam tubular pipe sticks and fiberglass pipe wrap.
To help keep the health of your water heating system, you should do preventive maintenance. Rather than waiting for issues to come up, catch them when they are minor. You may want to call a professional to take a look and give advice regarding your heater concerns.
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