5 Tips to Get Hot Water Faster

Does it seem like it takes forever for your hot water to heat up? This is a concern for many of our customers here in Glendora. That’s why we’ve put together this post to give you our best tips for getting hot water faster.

Check the Thermostat Setting

When it seems like the water doesn’t heat up fast enough or stay heated long enough, first check your water heater’s thermostat. You’ll find this device on the outside of the water heater near the bottom. Depending on your water heater you’ll either see “low,” “medium,” “hot,” or “very hot” or you’ll see degree settings in Fahrenheit.

Most water heater manufacturers recommend the thermostat be turned to low or medium or no hotter than 125 degrees Fahrenheit. These temperature settings reduce the risk of scalding. However, these settings might not be right for you. Change the thermostat settings and test the water carefully.

Insulate Your Pipes

Heat loss occurs when the water has to travel long distances from the water heater to the fixture. You don’t have to live in a cold climate for heat loss to happen. Heat loss can be a problem in older homes because pipes have small cracks or have started to wear thin in some places. Ask your plumber for recommendations if you’re considering insulating your pipes.

Install a Tankless Water Heater

Tank water heaters release so much hot water before they have to reheat again. Tankless water heaters heat the water on demand. Therefore, water from kitchen and bathroom faucets heat faster.

Keep in mind that the water does have to travel from the tankless heater to the fixtures. Therefore, heat loss can still occur. If you’re concerned about this, check out the next tip.

Install Water Heater Booster

This device is installed on your water heater. It’s designed to double the amount of hot water. Ask your plumber how this device could work for your situation.

Flush Your Water Heater

Another reason your water doesn’t heat fast enough could be an issue with sediment buildup in the water heater. When calcium and magnesium particles collect in your water heater, this can cause the water heater to heat water less efficiently. You’ll get lukewarm water at best.

The good news is that flushing the water heater a few times can get rid of years of built up sediment. Yearly water heater flushing is recommended to keep your water heater working well for many years.

Still Have Water Heating Questions?

Call us! We offer plumbing services in Glendora including water heating service. Contact Glendora Primo Plumbing and schedule a service call today!

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