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Hot Water Problems? Could Be An Undersized Water Heater

There are a few signals that point to an undersized water heater, but it really only matters if it's not meeting your demand. If hot water supply is becoming a problem, it's time to look into a new water heater.

Check For An Undersized Water Heater

Fresh, cold water is pulled from the main line into the water heater's tank as you use hot water in your home. Every water heater has a limit to the amount of water it can heat in a short amount of time.

If you're using hot water for showering, washing dishes, and running the washing machine all at the same time, your system may not be able to keep up.

How to check for an undersized water heater

  • If you've eliminated all other possible issues and are still running out of hot water, your hot water heater may not be up to the job.

  • For example, don't wash dishes and take a shower all within an hour. Spreading your hot water usage out over two or three hours will give your water heater time to catch up. Try this for a while and see if it helps.

If you can rule out an undersized water heater, consider other issues that cause no hot water.

What to Do if You Have an Undersized Water Heater

If you're finding that you need more hot water than you have, consider purchasing a new water heater. If you'd like to avoid that expense, you can try staggering your household chores to stretch your supply of hot water.

NOTE: This content is for informational purposes only, and HomeX and its affiliates disclaim all liability related to it. If you decide to perform any tasks based on this information, you assume all risks, including the risk of loss or damage to property or personal injury.

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