Hot water is in-demand daily to keep you and your home clean. The problem is that there never seems to be enough to do everything before it runs out. Let’s look at steps you can take to increase the hot water in your home to cover baths, dishwashing, showers, and laundry.
Insulate Those Pipes
One surefire way to keep more heated water throughout your system is to have your hot water pipes insulated. Heated water leaves the tank and travels through the piping system to faucets used to feed your baths, sinks, dishwashers, and clothes washer.
Bare and poorly insulated hot water pipes will cool the water as it moves through them. A professional can examine your system and encase it where needed.
Have Heating Elements Inspected
Heating element designs vary depending on the energy source — electric, gas, or solar — but these components often need replacing after six to 10 years of service. This metallic rod sits in the water and heats it directly. When it is not working, your system will not warm the water to the temperature set on the water tank’s thermometer.
Service technicians can inspect the heating element and change it out if needed. A new heating element often improves water temperatures and the speed at which the water tank replaces hot water.
A Properly Maintained Water Tank Produces More Hot Water
Your hot water tank and pipes need regular inspections and maintenance, just like other systems within the home. Tanks corrode over time, and sediment builds at the bottom. That buildup will negatively impact the water temperature.
A technician can inspect your entire water system and perform regular maintenance, like flushing the tank. Regular tune-ups can increase the tank’s ability to bring hot water to the faucets in your home.
Get a Pro
We’ve provided local customers with quality water heater installation, maintenance, and repairs since 1995. We can even upgrade you to a more efficient and cost-saving tankless water heater. Our team also provides a full range of heating, cooling, and indoor air quality services throughout Eureka, CA and the rest of Humboldt County. Contact Evans Mechanical today for more information!